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Painkiller abuse begins with doctors, study concludes

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LOS ANGELES — Doctors are fueling the nation’s prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study.

The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers: that the epidemic is caused largely by abusers getting their drugs without prescriptions, typically from friends and family.

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