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New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain
Date:5/7/2009

ns, depression and anxiety, according to background information in the release.

"Persistent pain isn't a 'normal' part of aging and should not be ignored. As seniors become susceptible to more complex health ailments, the need for a clear and precise pain management plan is key," Dr. Cheryl Phillips, AGS president, said in the news release.

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The National Pain Foundation has more about seniors and pain.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Geriatrics Society, news release, May 5, 2009


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