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in a paper Tuesday the Senate for disease control and prevention took action to address the growing epidemic of painkiller your and overdoses , if you need anything first national guidelines that instruct primary care doctors to stop prescribing the drug so frequently rental puritan covers pharmaceuticals for writers the overdoses in America but to the roof every community in America on is facing this problem , so they wanted to rein in the use of , nineteen ninety nine , there have been a hundred sixty five thousand deaths , from overdoses in that period CDC director Tom Frieden said over prescribing opioids largely for chronic pain quote it a key driver of America's drug overdose epidemic , it also become a gateway drug cheaper narcotics like heroin main guidelines which are voluntary asked doctors to stop prescribing powerful drugs like I get in oxycontin for chronic pain