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Over-the-counter meds better at pain treatment than opioids

Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell Fellow in Drug Policy, comments on the results of a new study showing that opioids are less effective in treating chronic pain than over-the-counter medications. Houston Chronicle (subscription): http://bit.ly/2par17a.