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.
Since the FDA approved Zohydro ER last October, there has been a storm of controversy. Zohydro ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone. On the Plus Side Zohydro ER provides three potential benefits previously unavailable to pain patients in the U.S. It is the first single-entity form of…