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The Future of Opioid Regulations

By |2016-11-03T08:39:26-07:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

Opioids. Opiates. Prescription painkillers. Heavy narcotics. All of these are names that can refer to the prescription medicines that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They may include drugs containing morphine, codeine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone. With proper use, these prescriptions can be a safe way to manage pain and create [...]

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Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Use

By |2016-11-03T08:40:22-07:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The misuse of opioids create a huge societal burden. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2010 over 16,500 deaths involved opioid use. In 2009 alone, the non-medical use of these drugs caused over 400,000 emergency department visits. To combat this problem, the FDA released risk evaluation and [...]

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New Research on Profiles of Opioid Abuse

By |2016-11-03T08:40:40-07:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

The abuse of prescription medications, specifically opioids, is unfortunately not uncommon. Several high profile celebrities have battled with opioid abuse in the public eye. However, new research is showing some interesting similarities in the profiles of prescription drug abusers. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most preferred drugs among 75% of [...]

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