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Author: Brian Sullivan
New Haven, Conn. - A new clinical study is one way Connecticut is getting to the bottom of a serious problem that crosses all economic, social and racial boundaries - opiate addiction. Prescription drugs, percocet and lortab issued for acute pain such as an injury and chronic pain associated with a debilitating disease are more and more developing into addictions for the patients they are given to. What’s worse - after the well of painkillers runs out for the addicted, a common alternative is the cheaper and more accessible. One doctor we talked to at Yale University has dedicated much time and effort in finding a solution to the epidemic.