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Is It Pain Or Dependency? A Doctor's Dilemma

NPR | Jan. 7, 2013 12:31 p.m.

While most causes of accidental death are on the decline, drug-related deaths are increasing. This is due in part to the increase of deaths caused by prescription pain medication, like Vicodin or OxyContin. A Los Angeles Times investigative series looks at how doctors are contributing to the trend.

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