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Black Americans Tend To Live With Unmanaged Pain When Under-Prescribed Opioids Due To Racial Bias, E

Dr. Utsha Khatri says it's safe to say that black patients who are under-prescribed opioids end up living with unmanaged pain.
Dr. Utsha Khatri says it’s safe to say that black patients who are under-prescribed opioids end up living with unmanaged pain. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

A study published in Epidemiology found because of racial bias, doctors are less likely to prescribe narcotics if a patient is black. Further analysis estimated 14,000 black American lives were spared as a result — a conclusion some experts take issue with because it ignores how much damage racism in health care can cause.

One aspect of this is the harms of being

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