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Doctors told to avoid prescribing opiates for chronic pain

The CDC’s recommendations are nonbinding, but they’re the broadest measure in place regarding opioid medications.Video provided by Newsy Newslook (Photo: Toby Talbot, AP) 44572CONNECTTWEET 1248LINKEDIN 816COMMENTEMAILMORE The nation’s top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for...