Doctors prescribe opioids more often to whites who complain of low back pain than to blacks, Asians and Hispanics

According to a UCLA study , physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients complaining of new-onset low back pain than to their black, Asian, and Hispanic patients. The study shows that doctors were more likely to prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, a less powerful alternative, to their patients of color who came … Read more