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Rehab Doc: Rx Painkillers Make More Pain

2 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Opioids may cause more problems than they solve, feeding into a vicious cycle of trauma, pain and addiction.
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Patients 13 To 24 Given Opioids For Pain More Than Twice As Likely To Become Addicted If They Have Mental Health Disorder

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Long-term use and abuse of opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, has markedly increased in the United States in the last two decades. Of note, prescription opioids constitute 86.9 percent of prescription drug misuse amo... Read Post

AAN: Risks of Opioids Outweigh Benefits for Headache, Low Back Pain, Other Conditions

Health : Newswise Medical News (15 hours ago)

According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions suc... Read Post

For Back Pain or Headache, Painkillers Do More Harm than Good

Health : Healthland (15 hours ago)

For the first time, a major medical organization takes a stand on rampant overuse of opioids for treating back pain, headaches and migraines Read Post


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