James Levin

James Levin

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Sharp rise in opioid abuse may benefit drug delivery contenders

The contenders to develop new methods of tackling the problem of opioid addiction should receive a boost from a new study by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, which found that the overuse of pain medications has resulted in a 5% average annual increase in adult hospital stays between 1993 and 2012.