Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medicare places few limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, even in the face of recent U.S. government guidelines, researchers report. Yale University scientists say Medicare plans for people 65 and older are untapped resources for curbing the unnecessary use and abuse of drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone…