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Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jan 1;103(1):8.

Inaccurate statistic. In the Lown Right Care “Appropriate Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain,” (September 15, 2020, p. 335), the second sentence of the Clinical Commentary section (page 335) incorrectly listed the number of people who died from opioid overdoses in 2017. The correct sentence should have read “In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from a drug overdose (47,600 involving opioids), making it the leading cause of injury-related death in people 25 to 64 years of age.” The online version of this Lown Right Care has been corrected.


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