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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  • Patients in chronic pain worry about getting medication after doctor’s indictment
    Gosy last week whipped up anxiety and confusion amid unanswered questions about care for pain. “It’s a horrible position to be in, and I am quite terrified,” said Szymoniak, whose treatment for chronic pain from a shoulder injury includes ...
    04/30/2016 - 5:09 pm | View Link
  • 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
  • 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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    CDC to Host Public Conference Call on Controversial Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
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    What other kinds of pain meds are there that are NOT a narcotic? Dr. Burson lists alternatives to narcotic pain medication here.
    07/25/2016 - 6:22 pm | View Website
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    Learn about warnings and precautions for the drug Lortab 10 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets).
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    Learn about clinical pharmacology for the drug Lortab 10 (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets).
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  • Cancer Pain, A Guide for You and Your Family
    Having cancer does not always mean having pain. For those with pain, there are many different kinds of medicines, ways to receive the medicine, and nonmedicine ...
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