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People Addicted to Opioids Are Nine Times More Likely to Have Hepatitis C 

Those addicted to opioids are far more likely to also have other health conditions, such as hepatitis C, alcoholism, and back pain.

Americans diagnosed with opioid addiction are far more likely to suffer from a host of other health conditions, from hepatitis C to alcoholism to back pain. That’s according to a new report from Amino, a health tech company that matches patients with doctors. The company examined insurance claims of more than 300 million patients with private heath insurance between 2014 and 2016, and compared the diagnoses of those with opioid use disorder to the general population.

Read full article: People Addicted to Opioids Are Nine Times More Likely to Have Hepatitis C – Mother Jones

Read Full Article: People Addicted to Opioids Are Nine Times More Likely to Have Hepatitis C – Mother Jones

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