Painkillers Can Be Killers

Painkillers Can Be Killers

In 2013, more people in the U.S. died from a drug overdose than from any other type of “injury.” The surprising fact is that half of the overdose deaths involved prescription drugs, more than two-thirds of which were opioid painkillers. Continuing abuse and addiction issues are not only fueling overdoses, the painkillers (including ones like […]

Antidepressants and Painkillers May Cause Someone to Commit Murder

Antidepressants and Painkillers May Cause Someone to Commit Murder

According to a new study, people who take antidepressants and painkillers could have an increased the risk of committing murder by up to 200 percent. Antidepressants have been thought to be associated with the committing of crimes, such as homicide, suicide, and, in some instances, high-profile shootings. Dr. Jari Tiihone, a professor of psychiatry at the Karolinsksa Institutet in […]