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Seniors' use of potent meds via Medicare staggering

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2014
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The number of senior citizens getting narcotic painkillers and anti-anxiety medications under Medicare's prescription drug program is climbing sharply, and those older patients are being put on the drugs for longer periods of time, a USA TODAY examination of federal data shows.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/10/senior-citizens-prescriptions-addiction/10088759/

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