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An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen.
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Managing Chronic Pain With Opioids; Illinois Writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Kate Rosenberg-Douglas has been managing her chronic back pain with prescription opioids for about a decade. Now she’s written an op-ed about her experience relying on opioids for pain while they’re being condemned for causing addiction. Plus, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is the author behind the novel Heads of the Colored People. Her short story collection showcases black life in a way not often written about. 

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