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Take a look inside your cupboard or medicine cabinet and you're likely to find pills from prior visits to the doctor. Some of those could be opioid painkillers, which can be dangerous if used improperly.
As overdose deaths rise across the country, people are taking a second look at how doctors prescribe opioids and how much thought is given to the pills that are leftover once patients no longer need them. Patrick Skahill from Here & Now contributor WNPR in Hartford reports.
This segment aired on March 15, 2016.