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<p> In 2008, a 45-year-old man&rsquo;s primary care physician began prescribing powerful and highly addictive pain pills for lower-back pain. The pain pills, known as opioids, are prescribed at alarming levels for millions of patients in the United States, which results in frequent addiction and serious side effects.</p>

Excessive Prescriptions Result in $17.6M Award In Compensatory and Punitive Damages