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On the other side of the painkiller debate are patients who are actually in pain

On the other side of the painkiller debate are patients who are actually in pain

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Prescription drug abuse, contraception, psychiatry and obesity -- today in the Daily Briefing we look at some of the biggest health stories from fresh angles.

Looking for Relief: As states crack down on prescription drug abuse, Cris Barrish at The News Journal in Delaware tells a story about the struggle of patients in pain trying to get narcotics from reluctant doctors.

Birth Control Mandate: Julie Appleby at Kaiser Health News asks and answers five questions about the new law (and not about religious rights).

Personality Disorder? James Dao at The New York Times examines psychiatric care in the U.S. miitary and questions about whether diagnoses are manipulated to cut costs.

Obesity in History: National Health Journalism Fellow Kate Long at the Charleston Gazette puts the pounds in perspective.

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