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Mayo Clinic Addressing Opioid Epidemic

A new Mayo Clinic national health checkup is finding nearly all Americans would choose an alternative to opioids after surgery, but few patients actually talk to their doctor about it.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2018 6:42 PM
Updated: Oct. 23, 2018 6:42 PM

Speech to Text for Mayo Clinic Addressing Opioid Epidemic

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health checkup is finding nearly all americans would choose an alternative to opioid pain relievers following surgery. but few patients are actually talking to their doctors about this. one pain doctor we spoke to says the lack of awareness about opioid abuse risks... and society's expectations are playing a part.xxx if i have pain it must be treated, that it's ok to treat it with an opioid pain medication no matter what the pain is and no matter for how long. it's just simply not true. we've put patients at risk and the medical community has a responsibility to help solve this epidemic. if you are a patient dealing with pain... you're urged to ask your doctor about alternatives to opioids like: physical therapy... acupuncture... and other medicines.///
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