Pain Issues
When Pain Relievers Cause Pain, Society Must React
Apr 3, 2013 - 4:07:58 PM

( - Powerful prescription drugs called opioids make life tolerable for terribly ill patients who are wracked with pain. How ironic, and sad, that those same medications increasingly are misused and abused, thus causing pain, rather than relieving it.

In fact, abuse, misuse and addiction to opioids is a public health crisis of enormous, and devastating, proportion. However, while speaking this week at the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, I found renewed faith that together we can turn the tide. Read the entire blog at FDA Voice.


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