Doctors can take steps to reduce opioid deaths

So ingrained have prescription pills become in the American lifestyle, it’s almost hard to imagine a time before them. A pill to wake up. A pill to go sleep. A pill to stop eating. A pill to start eating. A pill when we’re down and a pill when we’re too up. A pill whenever we feel pain. A pill just to have a good time. A new report released last month by the Ventura County civil grand jury helped put the problem in perspective.

Here are some of the sobering statistics shared in the grand jury...

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