Risks of Opioids Outweigh Benefits

2014-09-30T21:19:11-07:00

After years of doctors over-prescribing highly addictive opioid medications like Oxycontin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone), often times for pain caused by headaches and lower back issues, prescription drugs have become an American scourge - an epidemic unparalleled in our history. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new position paper stating that the risk of death, overdose and addiction from prescription opioids outweighs the benefits of treating non-cancer conditions, according to HealthDay. AAN research indicates that half of patients [...]