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    Will locks on Rx bottles curb opioid abuse?

     

    During testimony at the state legislature, one former addict called the pilot program an important first step.

    "I'm pretty hopeful today for the youth who may not get mixed up in this awful disease," Nick Gore told WMAQ-TV. "It's a bold move made by Illinois to set the tone for the rest of the country to follow."

    Others, however, have called the locking devices a gimmick, and suggest the solution is cracking down on doctors writing excessive amounts of painkiller scripts.

    Mark Lowery, Editor
    Mark Lowery an Editor for Drug Topics magazine.

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