Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

Opioids May Be Over Prescribed by Non Specialists

An opioid is a substance that may be over-prescribed by non-specialists. One such form of the drug is opiates, which are derived from opium, these drugs are highly controlled substances. This drug is used to release endorphins into the central nervous system to relieve pain. The opioid is one of the two drugs that are […]

Opioid Painkillers Ineffective For Chronic Pain

Opioid Painkillers Ineffective For Chronic Pain

According to the American Academy of Neurology, opioid painkillers are ineffective long-term for people suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers with conditions not related to cancer, like fibromyalgia, destructive rheumatoid arthritis, severe neuropathic pain and  sickle-cell disease who take opioid painkillers are more likely to overdose or become addicted than improve their ability to function. The American […]

Opioid Use Very High Among Soldiers Returning From War

Opioid Use Very High Among Soldiers Returning From War

Americans soldiers who have recently returned from war are more than three times as likely to use prescription opioids than the regular civilian population. Soldiers also suffer almost twice as much chronic pain than civilians according to a new study published in the medical journal, JAMA Internal Medicine. Around 44 percent of soldiers experience choric […]