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Painkiller Addiction: What’s Behind This Epidemic?

When Prince died last month and his autopsy indicated Percocet in his system, it triggered dialogue about growing concerns over painkiller addition in America. The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center works with addicts and trains doctors about proper prescription of pain medication. We talk with the center’s CEO, Matt Feehery. And Edel Howlin talks […]

When Prince died last month and his autopsy indicated Percocet in his system, it triggered dialogue about growing concerns over painkiller addition in America.

The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center works with addicts and trains doctors about proper prescription of pain medication.

We talk with the center’s CEO, Matt Feehery. And Edel Howlin talks with a recovering addict who describes how easy it is to get hooked on pain meds.

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