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Lawmakers tussle with bill to fight painkiller addiction

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    State lawmakers are aiming to cut down on prescription painkillers abuse. Commonly prescribed opioids include such painkillers as hydrocodone and oxycodone.

With addiction to prescription painkillers on the rise in Hawaii, state lawmakers prioritized legislation this session aimed at cutting down on abuse and making sure that health care providers counsel patients on the risks of opioid medications. Read more

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