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Should Opioids Be Used to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain?

By |2016-10-26T15:31:19-07:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

The medical community's understanding of fibromyalgia has increased greatly throughout the years. However, the true cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown. Unfortunately this means that the treatments for the condition are imperfect. Can opioids be used to treat fibromyalgia? Opioids help reduce pain by blocking the pain receptors in our [...]

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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