Senate health care subcommittee explores ways of stopping addiction
October 15, 2015
by Ben Schmitt
Pennsylvanians are more likely to die from an opiate overdose than an auto accident, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A contributing factor is the over-prescribing of addictive painkillers to seniors and others. The Government Accountability Office estimates 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide may be battling addiction to pain medication, Toomey said.
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