What the media gets wrong about opioids
Columbia Journalism Review
August 15, 2018

Most people who do get addicted to opioids did not start their addiction with a prescription from the doctor, although the media would like for you to believe that. “The “relatable” story journalists and editors tend to seek—of a good girl or guy (usually, in this crisis, white) gone bad because pharma greed led to overprescribing—does not accurately characterize the most common story of opioid addiction.”

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