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The Struggle With Painkillers: Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction

The "wonder drug" pain medications of the mid-1990s have turned out to be a major problem – and a big disappointment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said not only do they run a high risk of addicting the user, but they can actually make patients' chronic pain worse. Public awareness of the opioid crisis has grown in the past few weeks, after the sudden death of pop star Prince, who died in April after reportedly seeking treatment for painkiller...

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