Prescription Painkillers: New Guidelines Coming Soon?

Prescription Painkillers: New Guidelines Coming Soon?

  Chronic pain sufferers might bemoan the fact that guidelines for prescription painkillers may be coming soon, but according to some doctors, they are sorely needed. In a position paper published by the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Guy M. Franklin outlined the findings of a committee formed to study what he refers to as the, “Epidemic […]

Painkillers and Heroin – the Bonds That Kill

Painkillers and Heroin – the Bonds That Kill

Painkillers and heroin are potentially the bonds that kill, as those who start off as patients requiring chronic pain medication could become addicted to painkillers.  They may also be unintentionally opening the door to a heroin addiction as well.  Several of the painkillers on the market today, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are chemically […]