“In America’s opioid epidemic, a news analysis of several sources reflects a glimmer of hope.
For the first time in two decades, the number of opioid prescriptions has declined, an analysis of data by The New York Times found Friday.
Spurred by increased public concerns about the dangers of opioids, the drop in the number of prescriptions reflects a shift in attitude among physicians, now more carefully weighing the drugs’ effectiveness as pain medication against their high potential for addiction. Yet experts are unsure how immediate an impact that fewer prescriptions will have on the crisis.”
Source: CSMonitor.com – May 22, 2016