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Black Children Less Likely to Be Given Pain Killers in the ER

A new study suggests that Black children taken to the ER for stomach cramps and pain were 39 percent less likely to be given an over-the-counter painkiller such as Tylenol and 69 percent less likely to be given a prescribed painkiller compared to white kids. Researchers blame doctors’ subconscious racism and the chaos of the ER for this disparity, Reuters wrote.

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