By Sarah HainesAssociated PressAssociated PressA small, state-run pilot program to help people take their painkillers has been launched in Florida.
Associated PressDoctors say the drug will make people feel better.
The drug is a new type of medication that works by mimicking the effects of opioids.
The program is not a long-term treatment.
The state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Michael O’Neill, said the program will have a “significant impact” on patients’ lives and could have a long lasting effect on how many people use painkillers.
Dr. O’Neil said the drug could help people manage chronic pain and pain in people who don’t take opioids.
It could also help people who have other health conditions, including asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
Dr O’Neill said the medication is meant to be used by people who are not in a chronic pain program.
It is currently available in limited numbers in Florida for people who qualify for Medicaid and in New York for people living in a state that does not offer coverage for pain.
Dr Michael O, who is in charge of the program at Florida Health, said Florida is not yet able to provide enough medications for everyone.
He said the state needs to do a better job of identifying and tracking patients who need help with pain management.
More than 1.2 million people have used painkillers in the U.S. over the past 20 years.
The U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain are among the countries that have begun prescribing the medication.
The American Pain Society has said that as many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
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