Pen fights back vs. opioids

The Daily Iberian - The prescription pen is truly mightier than the sword.

This past week it was revealed the current opioid epidemic that has engulfed our state and nation has origins in a one-paragraph letter written nearly 40 years ago.

The letter, which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1980 and was written by a well-respected doctor, stated how rare addiction was when it came to the use of powerful pain drugs at his hospital.