Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know


Prescription opioids can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following a surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions. These medications can be an important part of treatment but also come with serious risks. It is important to work with your health care provider to make sure you are getting the safest, most effective care.


Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & American Hospital Association

Published: May 2016

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