Patients Are Being Prescribed Opioids For Ankle Sprains, Report Finds

An athlete's ankle. (Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

As the national lens focuses sharply in on just how the pharmaceutical industry flooded the country with opioids, new research shows us just how easy it is to get hooked – even after something as run-of-the-mill as an ankle sprain.

A from the University of Michigan looks at how overprescribing can create new, persistent opioid

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