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A Look at Over-Prescribing Prescription Opioids

The US is in the throes of a drug overdose crisis. “Morphine [an opiate] and other prescription-painkiller abuse is more of a problem than heroin or any street drug,” hospital pharmacist Ray Murphy said seven years ago. “The prescribers are part of the problem. Some doctors don’t investigate their own…

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…