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Opioid Use & Pain

Opioid prescriptions have increased three-fold over the past two decades, and we have seen how this skyrocketing availability of medications has helped create a new drug abusing population, some of whom suffer severe health consequences. More deaths now occur as … Continue reading

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N.H. Ranks High In Prescriptions For Addictive Painkillers

New Hampshire doctors are among the nation’s most prolific prescribers of Oxycontin and other opioids, according to a government report released Tuesday that analyzed the state-by-state use of highly addictive painkillers. The study by the Centers for Disease Control ranked … Continue reading

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Strong placebo response thwarts painkiller trials

Interesting article, placebo’s as effective as meds. Drug companies have a problem: they are finding it ever harder to get painkillers through clinical trials. But this isn’t necessarily because the drugs are getting worse. An extensive analysis of trial data1 … Continue reading

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