By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Feb. eleven, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — In one more sign of just how lousy the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has turn out to be, a new review finds spouse and children customers usually steal painkillers from dying family members in hospice treatment.

In a study of 371 hospices, 31% claimed at the very least one case in which drugs ended up taken from a affected person in the previous ninety days. The robbers ended up most usually family members.

Guide researcher John Cagle claimed it is not obvious if individuals who steal the drugs