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Opioid Toxicity

One in three U.S. adults with arthritis are prescribed opioids, researchers reported at ACR 2016. This slideshow highlights the best of opioid-related studies from ACR 2016.  (Espresso. ©SubbotinaAnna/Shutterstock.com); (Prescription bottle. ©Burlingham/Shutterstock.com); (Prescription pad. ©megaflopp/Shutterstock.com); (Antidepressants. ©LeaRojec/Shutterstock.com)

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