American Academy of Neurology outlines guidelines for Opioid painkillers’ usage

September 30, 2014 3:06 PM

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American Academy of Neurology outlines guidelines for Opioid painkillers’ usage

The American Academy of Neurology, AAN, has stated that powerful narcotic or Opioid painkillers hardly improve patients' daily functioning and has advised against using painkillers for general discomfort.

AAN's report published in the journal Neurology on September 20 concludes that the risks associated with extended use of narcotic drugs far outweigh the benefits by taking the medication for chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.

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