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Opioid Medication

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Opioid medications are one solution for chronic pain relief. While there is concern over whether they are addictive, this apprehension has grown out of proportion to the actual risk and overshadows the benefits of opioids, which provide long-lasting relief with relatively harmless long-term side effects.

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Some chronic pain patients, particularly in Florida, are finding it difficult to fill their oxycodone prescriptions at their local pharmacies. Pharmacists are telling them they don't have any oxycodone. But is that true? Maybe, maybe not.   Technically, according to the DEA, there is no shortage of oxycodone. Pharmaceutical companies are…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Prescription Opioid Drug Use during… After writing this article, I came across a wonderful summary about the…

08/23/14

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on Storing Medications Safely Thank you for your input.  Although I'm not a pharmacist or a doctor, I received this…

07/16/14

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, posted FDA Approves Convenient Opioid Overdose… The number of opioid overdose deaths has been rapidly increasing over…

04/06/14

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Tramadol: Frequently Asked Questions An alternative to Lyrica and Tramadol is called Nucynta, a newer pain reliever that…

10/24/13

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