Purdue will continue to sell OxyContin, but sales reps will no longer visit doctors’ offices to promote the drug.
This information was provided by United Healthcare. Like many medicines, prescription opioids come with both benefits and risks. On the
High schools across the country are taking it upon themselves to be prepared, should an overdose occur on school grounds.
Nerve pain drugs, known as gabapentinoids, among older adults who are already taking opioids or benzodiazepines like Valium, could pose health threats, including dependency and the risk of fatality.
The top-prescribing doctor among the four wrote more than 20,000 prescriptions, totaling more than 1.9 million pills, or approximately 7,350 pills a day.
Robert Rose Jr. said he has chronic pain in his back, spine and legs as a result of severe injuries while in the service.
“It’s going to take all of us on deck if we’re going to tackle it.”
A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.
More than 25 million people worldwide die each year in severe pain because they have little or no access to morphine and other painkillers
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