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What to Do If Your Doctor Prescribes You Opioids

Everything you need to know about the painkillers

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

AnAn American’s odds of dying from an opioid overdose are now greater than his or her odds of dying in a car accident — and far greater than dying from a gun-related injury. That’s according to a 2019 report from the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit…

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