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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  • DEA Restricts Narcotic Pain Drug Prescriptions
    The Obama administration moved Thursday to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S. in ... drugstores and patients with pain. They said there were other ways to reduce painkiller abuse and were concerned that ...
    08/21/2014 - 12:02 pm | View Link
  • Osteoporosis: A guide to prevention and treatment
    Certain chronic ... treat pain is with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). Sometimes doctors prescribe stronger medications for pain, such as short-term narcotics.
    05/22/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Worsening trends in back pain management
    It is predicted that expenditures will continue to grow along with the rise of chronic ... of receiving narcotics among female, Black, Hispanic, and other race/ethnicity patients, which may signify the potential disparities in pain management that have ...
    07/29/2013 - 8:49 pm | View Link
  • CDC: Women's painkiller overdose deaths up 400 percent over last decade
    Part of the reason that women are so vulnerable is that they are more likely to be in chronic pain, be prescribed painkillers ... marijuana and opiates/narcotics -- while in utero. It is similar to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which happens when a ...
    07/2/2013 - 2:25 pm | View Link
  • Forest Rehabilitation Medicine PC Opens Sixth Clinic Utilizing Calmare/Scrambler Chronic Pain Therapy on Staten Island and Brooklyn
    Wilen, MD, Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, at 9202 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11209, using Calmare/Scrambler Therapy, a non-invasive and non-narcotic therapy for the treatment of chronic ... lower pain score of 2-3 with no narcotics.
    06/27/2013 - 9:33 am | View Link
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  • Chronic Pain Advice from
    Credible advice about pain and chronic pain management, including understanding the pain scale, nerve pain, somatic pain, visceral pain, and more.
    05/25/2015 - 12:05 am | View Website
  • Non-Narcotic pain medicine
    Hi, I have been struggling with Chronic Back Pain since January of 2010. My Pain Management specielist put me on Tylenol 3 and Vicoden; which both made me extremely sick.
    05/24/2015 - 10:03 pm | View Website
  • Why chronic pain sufferers commit suicide by narcotics ...
    Why chronic pain sufferers commit suicide by narcotics Posted by SeniorMoment on 1 Nov 2011 at 5:47 pm It is not easy to live with constant pain, and insurance ...
    05/24/2015 - 7:47 pm | View Website
  • Non Narcotic Pain Medication | eHow
    Pain management is essential for certain medical conditions. Non-narcotic pain medication is a class of analgesic drug prescribed to relieve pain.
    05/24/2015 - 2:22 am | View Website
  • Chronic Pain Condition Center
    Chronic pain can begin with an injury or a problem such as a bulging disk in the spine. You may experience it as headaches, back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or a ...
    05/23/2015 - 2:45 am | View Website
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