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How can we prevent overdose deaths from prescription opioids, while still protecting the right to quality healthcare for chronic pain patients? There’s heated controversy surrounding the issue lately.
Despite the rising death toll from prescription opioid overdoses, many patient advocates maintain that no restrictions should be placed on doctors and pain clinics.
More than 90 percent of patients with chronic pain continue to receive prescription opioids after an overdose and are at high risk for experiencing a repeated overdose, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicin...
Most patients with chronic pain who are hospitalized after a nonfatal opioid overdose continue to receive prescription opioids after the overdose and are at high risk for experiencing a repeated overdose, new research has found.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths from opioid pain medication has quadrupled over the past 15 years. Some common medications involved in the overdoses include oxycodone, hydro...
A recent review and analysis suggests that some policies restricting opioid prescriptions to curb overdose deaths could be harming those who need them the most: pain patients.