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Adolescent Abuse of Painkiller Medications

By |2013-12-20T20:54:16-07:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

While we understand that abuse of painkiller medications is a problem in this country for adults, we also need to consider how this issue is be affecting our young people. In a study by the American Psychological Association, it was shown that adolescent children have a greater risk of developing [...]

Painkiller Overprescription and its U.S. Death Toll

By |2013-12-20T20:40:05-07:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , |

The number of deaths in the United States attributed to painkiller medications reached nearly 16,000 in 2009. Both cocaine and heroin related deaths in the same year were only approximately 3,000 each. This statistic in the United States is astounding considering our advancements in medical care and treatments. The highest [...]

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