Why opioids hit white areas harder: Doctors there prescribe more readily, study finds

The answer, at least in part, appears to lie in unconscious physician biases about race, ethnicity and pain.

Why opioids hit white areas harder: Doctors there prescribe more readily, study finds

The opioid crisis has hit hardest in white communities while largely bypassing African Americans. Access to doctors could be the reason, a study says.


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  1. They were just as easy to dupe. I remember clearly some dopers telling me about the sophistication of the opioid pharmacy grade pain killer. Citing how they would not want to harm anyone because it would hurt their business.

    That being said, if you don’t get back to work you will be fired. And back pain is worse than butt ulcers, even though it is just as bad. At least the ibuprofen helps the latter.

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