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Should I Take an Antidepressant for Back Pain?

So I just read a recent study that I found mildly disturbing. In my opinion it’s a case of we have this drug we need to find a disease for. This study was on low-dose amitriptyline and it’s use for

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Opioids Are Not Much Better for Chronic Pain as a Placebo

Opioids are likely going to be in the news for a long time to come and the news is never good. A recent study found that opioids are not much better for chronic pain as a placebo. I have written

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Taking Opioids Increases the Risks for a Serious Infection

By now we are all learning that opioids are not drugs to be taken lightly. There are potential serious negative health effects that come with taking these strong pain killers. They really only should be reserved for cancer related chronic

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Opioid Use on the Decline in the VA System

I have written a number of times on the opioid crisis going on in America today. The first news I recall hearing or reading about this was in regards to opioid use in the VA system. While the biggest story

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Taking Long-Acting Opioids Increases your Risk for Death

There is a huge discussion ongoing in healthcare today on the use of opioids in treating chronic condition, specifically non-cancerous chronic pain. There are several groups who have come out in favor of utilizing opioids less because they come with

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