NYT/AP: Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare Got Commonly Abused Opioids

NYT/AP: Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare Got Commonly Abused Opioids

JUNE 22, 2016, 11:13 A.M. E.D.T.

CHICAGO — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets.... [Read more at the New York Times]