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2013-11-14 11:36:51

Significant variation in use shown in different regions of the country; hospitals that had higher prescribing rates also had higher rates of adverse events Amid a growing climate of concern regarding the overuse of opioid pain medications, a comprehensive analysis of more than 1 million hospital admissions has found that over 50 percent of all nonsurgical patients were prescribed opioids during their hospitalizations -- often at very high doses -- and that more than half of those exposed...

2013-11-12 23:21:22

Most users of opioids for pain don't have a problem with them. People at risk of becoming addicted to opioids are those who are likely to become addicted to another substance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their "addictive" reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter....

2013-11-05 11:47:41

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say one way to gauge the extent of prescription opioid pain reliever abuse in any Indiana county is to count the number of health care providers, particularly dentists and pharmacists. In a study of opioid use and abuse, the researchers said they found that access to health care increases the availability of prescription opioids, which, in turn, is associated with higher rates of opioid abuse and associated consequences....

Painkillers Linked To Depression
2013-10-31 15:15:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While prescription opioid painkillers bring relief to countless individuals, they are also linked to serious adverse effects, such as addiction or potential for overdose. According to a new study from St. Louis University researchers in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the chronic use of prescription painkillers is associated with an increased risk of developing severe depression. The study researchers looked at medical...


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