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Pain Docs Warn Against Opioids

When the doctors who are charged with managing pain come out with a public policy position against use of opioids (like oxycodone, methodone and hydrocodine) for chronic pain, we should pay attention. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released a position statement in December 2014 to tell the world that…

Is Morphine Being Overprescribed?

The US is in the throes of a morphine crisis. It is too readily prescribed by physicians and too easily misused by certain patients. Ray Murphy, who has been a hospital pharmacist for more than 15 years, says “morphine and other prescription drug abuse is more of a problem than…

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