Since 2007, top-selling opioids dispensed to people 60 years and older have increased 32%. The increase has been fueled in part by doctors and pain advocacy organizations that receive money from drug companies and make misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of opioids.

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  • Marijuana Can Be Used To Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction Indirectly
    However, marijuana can only treat chronic pain to take away the need to take painkillers and heroin for pain. There is a growing number of patients that claim that marijuana treatment for addiction helped them drop their dependency to narcotics ...
    04/27/2016 - 10:13 pm | View Link
  • Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?
    Advocates argue a growing body of scientific literature supports the idea, pointing to a study in the Journal of Pain this year that found chronic pain sufferers significantly reduced their opioid use when taking medical cannabis. And a study published ...
    04/26/2016 - 3:44 am | View Link
  • Australian opium companies to capitalise on billions of people with little or no access to pain relief
    Demand for Australian opium is ... for people with chronic pain," she said. "But some of it is likely now to be too much opioid [use] when there might be safer alternatives." Professor Roughead said the cultivation of Australian narcotics should be ...
    02/22/2016 - 11:57 pm | View Link
  • Chronic pain, addiction to painkillers are reversing gains
    Part of that is the overwhelming problem of chronic pain, a little discussed health issue ... So who is handing out these powerful narcotics? Pain doctors? Oncologists? No, writes Richard A. Friedman in The New York Times. It's primary care physicians ...
    02/14/2016 - 9:18 pm | View Link
  • Use of opioid painkillers soars
    The study by the International Narcotics Control Board, published in The Lancet, included Australian researchers. They attributed the sharp rise in some countries to opioid drugs increasingly being used to manage cancer pain and other chronic pain in ...
    02/3/2016 - 11:40 am | View Link
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  • How do u ask for a stronger pain med (w/out sounding like ...
    Hi everyone! My question is how do I ask for something stronger without sounding like a "pill seeker" or drug abuser? My Lortab 10mg is like regualr tylenol to my pain.
    05/20/2016 - 12:09 pm | View Website
  • Reversing Depression Without Antidepressants
    By Dr. Mercola. Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States.
    05/20/2016 - 2:22 am | View Website
  • Prescription Painkiller Crisis: Why Do Americans Consume ...
    I admit that I don’t understand the reasoning of painkiller addiction well, but I will guess that the pills provide some elation other than just pain killing.
    05/19/2016 - 1:19 am | View Website
  • Cannabis (drug)
    Cannabis is used to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, to improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, to treat chronic pain, and help with muscle spasms.
    05/18/2016 - 9:23 pm | View Website
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