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Patients on Higher Doses of Prescription Painkillers More Apt to Overdose
Date:4/5/2011

overdose in a large, national, prospective cohort of individuals receiving opioid therapy for a variety of medical conditions," they continued. "The risk of opioid overdose should continue to be evaluated relative to the need to reduce pain and suffering and be considered along with other risk factors."

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about opioids and other pain medicines.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, April 4, 2011


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