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Prescription Drug Facts

Health care providers prescribe many types of medications. Learn about the types of prescription drugs and why each of them may be prescribed.

Opioids

Prescription opioids are strong drugs given to you by your health care provider that relax the body and relieve pain. While they can be a huge help for pain relief, they come with risks. Make sure you know the safe ways to take opioids.

Even though prescription opioids can be helpful, it is important to know how to use them safely.

Prescription opioids, also known as narcotics, are strong drugs that relieve pain.

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