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What do Pain Patients Really Think of Opioids?

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Feb 28, 2017

It seems like everywhere you turn nowadays, there's another scientific study expounding on the dangers of opioids. But what about the people who are in pain and are taking opioids daily to manage it - what is their perspective on utilizing opioids for pain? Specifically, how helpful do they find opioids in treating their pain – and what drawbacks are they seeing from prolonged use? A new study presented at the America Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting sought the answers to these crucial questions.

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Topics: Blog, Opioids, Treatment Options, Opioid Abuse, Medication Management

Higher Pain Levels Could Mean Greater Chance of Addiction

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Jan 10, 2017

Opioids have made their way into the public spotlight as of late, mainly due to the high levels of prescription misuse, addiction and overdose. Doctors and lawmakers alike cite the need for alternatives to opioids, but determining what factors predispose people to abuse and addiction may be just as important.

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Topics: Blog, Chronic Pain, Opioids, Opioid Abuse