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Prescription bottles A third of workers say they use prescription pain relievers, with the majority doing so under a doctor’s care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A third of U.S. workers use prescription pain medications, and as might be expected, those who do take far more sick days than those who don’t. In addition, those who have problems with those medications take substantially more sick days than those who don’t.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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