May 3, 2016Health News You Can Use

Health Center on Opioid Use for Pain Management

Opioids are a classification of drugs that includes hydrocodone (eg, Vicodin), oxycodone (eg, OxyContin), oxymorphone (eg, Opana), and methadone. Since 1999, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. As sales have skyrocketed, so has abuse, addiction, and overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 2 million Americans abused […]

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