Category Archive for: ‘opiates’

Pain management is tricky business

Salt Lake Tribune By michael jaffe First published Jan 07 2012 01:01AM Updated Jan 7, 2012 01:01AM The conviction and 20-year prison sentence of Dr. Dewey MacKay for illegal distribution of opioids (pain pills) provides us all with an opportunity for reflection. He is an orthopedic physician who developed a pain medicine practice with suboptimal oversight. He was convicted of …

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Painkillers and Addiction: Are You at Risk?

September 24, 2009www.kndo.comEve Glicksman Your back is killing you. Over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t helping. Your doctor wants to prescribe a stronger drug, but you’re not sure. Aren’t painkillers addictive? It’s true that addiction to prescription painkillers is on the rise. Yet, most problems occur when someone takes them for nonmedical reasons. Abuse of pain relievers like Vicodin and OxyContin is …

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