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Robert C. Smith M.D.
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1. What would make you suspect someone you know is misusing opioids?
2. Did you get your bottle of opioids this year?
Do you know what a safe opioid dose is?
You'd be burned out too.
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Robert C. Smith, M.D., is a University Distinguished Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry, Division of General Internal Medicine, at Michigan State University.