Friday, March 9, 2018

Opioids May Not Relieve Pain Better than Non-Opioid Medications

NOVA Next-21 hours ago
Though the opioid epidemic claims about 115 American lives every day, the drugs continue to be prescribed because they supposedly treat chronic pain better than others like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. But according to a new randomized trial of 240 patients, opioids are no better at killing chronic pain than safer drugs.
Pain sufferers — and physicians — need alternatives to opioids
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)-16 hours ago
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