heroin addiction

heroin addiction

US hospital cuts painkiller gateway to heroin addiction

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Parts of the US are suffering from what’s been called an epidemic of prescription drug addiction, with the singer Prince one of its most famous victims. Over-prescription of opium-like drugs is partly responsible, with doctors often handing out incredibly strong painkillers for minor ailments. Now, a New Jersey hospital is trying a different approach, prescribing opioids only in the most severe cases in a bid to cut dependency.