Kaiser’s Castle Rock office tries to slow painkiller misuse

Article by Michael Booth
from The Denver Post
March 18, 2012

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Deaths linked to prescription opioid use have doubled in 10 years in Colorado, and the steep increases in both legal use and dangerous abuse of painkillers are forcing the medical community to rethink the way it treats chronic pain.

Kaiser’s new Castle Rock medical office is experimenting with other ways of ensuring that patients use painkillers legitimately without growing dependent, or giving or selling the drugs to others.

Visit The Denver Post to learn how Kaiser in Castle Rock plans to quell painkiller abuse to read more: Colorado medical community tries to slow flood of painkiller misuse .

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