“Only 6 percent of patients prescribed a one-day supply of opioids were still taking the drugs a year later, but that number doubled to 12 percent if patients were prescribed a six-day supply and quadrupled to 24 percent if patients were given a 12-day supply.” From Vox: The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription. It’s worth noting that this urgent crisis is receiving almost no attention in the health care debate.

+ Gizmodo: An alarming number of kids are getting their hands on opioids.