Prince’s Death Reveals How Dangerous Opioids Are For Pain Control

Posted by John Coppola on 17 Feb, 18

When Prince reached out to Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a California-based chronic pain and addiction specialist, Kornfeld wasn’t immediately available to go see him. Instead, the doctor put his son Andrew on a plane to Minnesota to deliver the singer’s buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction.

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