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Pain Meds for Dental Work May Have Affected Cory Monteith’s Sobriety

July 19, 2018
by CTV Vancouver

Editor’s Note: This isn’t the type of news we would normally share on our website, but with the recent opioid crisis it’s an interesting case to look at. The star’s mother is suggesting medication prescribed after a dental procedure triggered addictive habits. The idea of a developing addiction is discussed when it comes to prescription medication, but what internal protocols are in place to ensure your patient isn’t already battling a drug abuse problem? Let us know if your practice takes steps to help the current drug abuse crisis.

The pain medication Cory Monteith was prescribed for dental work may have affected his sobriety, his mother says.

In an interview published five years after the “Glee” star died in Vancouver, Ann McGregor told People he’d been on the meds in the weeks before.

He was in rehab in April 2013, but when he got out, he had dental work that she suspects affected his sobriety. He’d been given a lot of medication, she said.

The 31-year-old’s body was found in a room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on July 13, 2013.

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