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Parenteral Opioid Shortage — Treating Pain during the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic

The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE Eduardo Bruera, M.D. The opioid-overdose epidemic now causes more than 30,000 deaths per year in the United States. In response to the increasing death toll, many measures have recently been implemented, including reclassification of hydrocodone as a Schedule II opioid and new requirements for physician review of prescription drug… Read more »