Concerns about Prescribing Opioids

Published Online: Friday, October 21, 2011
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In this video, Bruce Stark, MD, of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, talks about the importance of choosing patients properly and screening for substance abuse disorders before prescribing or dispensing opioids.

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