USA TODAY reports on CDC’s opinions regarding opiates. Here are some quotes from the article, that will make you go hummmmmmmm.
About 40 Americans are dying each day from overdosing on rx painkillers.
Treating common pain conditions with long-term opioids is inappropriate
Rx opiates on the market are as addictive as heroin and poorly control chronic pain
Prescribing these drugs over 7 days is rarely necessary
Here is a link to the article: : http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/15/cdc-issues-new-guidelines-opiate-prescribing-reduce-abuse-overdoses/81809704/