UPI: Are prescriptions for pain a gateway to heroin?

Release Date: August 21, 2010

A UPI article reports a study conducted by Richard Blondell, professor of family medicine, found that about one-third of patients hospitalized for opioid detoxifications say they first got hooked on drugs prescribed for pain. South Asia's ANI news service, the Hartford Examiner, Futurity, Science Daily, PsychCentral and PhysOrg also reported on the research.

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