The Chandler Bing actor spent five months in hospital and two weeks in a coma.
The prescription drugs are highly addictive and only recommended for short-term use.
Opioids helped me manage my extreme chronic pain, but no one told me how addictive they were – or how hard it would be stop using them, writes Katie Bennett-Davies
The Sackler family has made billions from highly addictive painkillers.
A review of 28 trials publishedlast week quantifies what many doctors already knew: empathic, positive communication benefits patients