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Elderly people with chronic pain can use narcotics safely

Scientists have reported that use of narcotics for chronic pain in elderly works, as they are less likely to //ask for increasing the dose. On the other hand, the use of the drug for younger adults may lead to constant increase in the dosage with serious health repercussions. ......The drugs in question are opioid pain medications like morphine, methadone and oxycodone. Opioid drugs are used for...

UN Report Paints Alarming Picture Of Narcotics Scenario In NE

A report of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) has painted an alarming picture on the narcotics scenario of the north-east // , saying most of the injecting drug users (IDU) belonged to under-20 age group with one-third of them being unmarried and mostly male. ....Women constituted only 5-10 per cent of the IDU, said the report titled 'Drug use in the north eastern states of Ind...

Long-Term Narcotics Use for Back Pain May Be Ineffective and Lead to Abuse

Narcotic drugs (opioids) are commonly prescribed for short-term relief of chronic back pain, but their effectiveness long-term has been questioned //in a review article by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, who also found that behaviors consistent with opioid abuse was reported in 24 percent of cases. ....“Patients with chronic back pain commonly request pain medication, and opioid medicati...
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