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Scripps Expert Discusses Risks of Prescription Opioids with STAT

Health publication focuses attention on non-opioid drugs

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Health publication focuses attention on non-opioid drugs

Roneet Lev, MD, an emergency room physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, expressed concern about the role prescription opioid painkillers have played in the nationwide opioid epidemic in a story that appeared in STAT, a national health and science publication. The story focused on the potential of new non-addictive, non-opioid medications to manage pain.

Read the story in STAT: Racing to replace opioids, biopharma is betting on pain drugs with a checkered past.

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