Doctors Prescribed More Opioids to White Patients to Treat Pain

Doctors Prescribed More Opioids to White Patients to Treat Pain
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Physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients who complained of new-onset low back pain than to their Black, Asian and Hispanic patients during the early days of the national opioid crisis, when prescriptions for these powerful painkillers were surging but their dangers were not fully apparent, according to a UCLA study.

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