VA Study: PTSD Patients More Often Prescribed Potent Opioids (Stars and Stripes)

From Stars and Stripes: eterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with mental health diagnoses, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder, were significantly more likely to receive prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids than those with pain but no mental health issues, according to a large Veterans Affairs study released Tuesday.

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