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Prescription Opioid Use Plummeted Most on Record Last Year

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Aug. 2017: How America's Opioid Crisis Spiraled Out of Control

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The volume of opioids prescribed in the U.S. fell 17% last year, the most in more than a quarter-century, as doctors have become increasingly cautious about giving out large amounts of the drugs amid an epidemic of abuse.