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(Reuters Health) - More than half of the opioid prescriptions written by U.S. dentists between 2011 and 2015 exceeded current government guidelines for treating pain associated with dental procedures, a new study suggests. In an analysis of nearly 550,000 dental visits by adults, researchers...

[ad_1] Despite the nation's opioid epidemic, U.S. dentists are far more likely to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers than their British counterparts, a new study reveals. In 2016, American dentists wrote 37 times as many opioid prescriptions as British dentists: 1.4 million versus 28,000. And while 22 percent...