New painkiller guidelines suggested by American Academy of Neurology

September 30, 2014 3:05 AM

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The new guidelines are suggestions aimed at reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths that occur in the United States.

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a statement discussing the risks of prolonged use of narcotic-based painkillers for management of chronic pain. Published in the journal Neurology, the report discusses how the risks associated with extended use of this class of drugs far outweigh...

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