TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa doctor is working to stop opioid addiction in Green Country.
Dr. Aaron Lane, an emergency room physician, told FOX23 that's heartbreaking to watch the avoidable destruction of people's lives caused by opioids.
He recently wrote a letter to other Tulsa County doctors urging them to take action and use ways to control pain besides opioids.
FOX23's Sharon Phillips found that over 47 million doses of opioids were prescribed in Tulsa County in 2015 alone. That's enough for everyone in the county to have about 74 pills each.
Lane said he also is encouraging other doctors to look into what pills patients have already been prescribed.
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