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A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade.
Researchers have found that a heightened sensitivity to pain might result from using large and frequent doses of the pain-killer codeine, without the same relief offered by morphine.
New FDA labels will emphasize the potential dangers of addictive painkillers, particularly extended-release and long-acting varieties, while emphasizing that safer options should be considered before prescribing such drugs.
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