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    Opioids for Chronic Pain: Are They For Me?

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    Opioids are medications that are often prescribed by a doctor to help relieve pain. They work by reducing the amount of pain signals that your body sends to your brain, and also change the...
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    Do Women Get Too Much or Too Little Pain Medication?

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    A new study found that women are significantly more likely than men to be prescribed pain medication, regardless of age or socioeconomic status. You may not be surprised. Women worldwide have pain more often than...
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    Brand-Name or Nothing: No Choice When It Comes to OxyContin

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    If you take an opioid analgesic to ease serious pain, you don't need to be told that there's rampant abuse of such drugs and that a crackdown to curtail it can mean that it's...