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Opioid prescription painkillers have hidden, deadly side effects


By MedShadow Staff

March 16, 2015

The risk of death and unintentional injury is particularly high for elderly adults taking opioid painkillers — such as Vicodin and Oxycontin — according to the National Safety Council. Elderly adults taking opioid painkillers are 68% more likely to be hospitalized, 87% more likely to die, have four times as many bone fractures as those taking over-the-counter pain medication. Via Health Canal. Posted March 15, 2015.
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Last updated: March 16, 2015