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Study: Doctors from elite schools prescribe fewer opioids

Doctors from the lowest-ranked U.S. medical schools are three times as likely to prescribe opioids as those trained at Harvard, the top-ranked U.S. school, according to a new research paper.

Why it matters: The authors argue that doctor training is an overlooked driver of the American opiate epidemic.

Data: National Bureau of Economic Research; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios