1. Opioid News: More Pets Are Getting Prescriptions Than Ever Before  Inverse
  2. Painkiller prescriptions for pets may be contributing to opioid epidemic, study warns  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
  3. Researchers Suspect Addicts Have Found a New Route to Opioids: Their Pets  Newsweek
  4. Painkillers for dogs, cats may be worsening human opioid crisis: study  Fox News
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On Friday in 'JAMA Network Open' scientists published the first-ever study detailing the number of opioid prescriptions written by veterinarians. Their analysis suggests that a heightened awareness of the importance of pain management for animals has led to an increase in opioids given to pets.

Americans may be taking painkillers prescribed for Fido and Fluffy. That's according to new research that warns the rise in prescription opioids for pets could be playing a role in...

“As we are seeing the opioid epidemic press on, we are identifying over avenues of possible human consumption and misuse,’ Jeanmarie Perrone of Penn Medicine told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday.

A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could possibly be contributing to the opioid problem in the U.S.

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