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Painkiller Prescriptions Jump for Injured Troops

By Gregg ZoroyaUSA TODAYOctober 20, 2008 WASHINGTON — Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured U.S. troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began, raising concerns about the drugs’ potential abuse and addiction, says a leading Army pain expert. The sharp rise in outpatient prescriptions paid for by the government suggests doctors rely too heavily on …

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