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Teen Athletes More Likely to Misuse Medication

Younger male athletes are at a higher risk of misusing medication for pain, a new study found. Researchers from University of Michigan found that boys were more likely to misuse or abuse prescribed opioids when injured than female athletes. The study’s authors suggest that docs should better explain to parents and teens how to properly take these meds. 

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