Category Archive for: ‘Narcotic Medications’

Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries

  By BARRY MEIER Published: June 2, 2012 Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, like those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Enlarge This Image Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times Some of Mr. Kulakowski’s medications. He has undergone …

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Chronic Pain Guidelines Suggest Opioids

May 12, 2009By RONI CARYN RABINThe New York Times Few people think twice about taking aspirin or ibuprofen. But for those 75 and older, the high doses needed to treat chronic pain may be so dangerous that patients may be better off taking opioids instead, an expert panel has found. New pain management guidelines issued by the American Geriatrics Society …

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Experts Warn Against Long-Term Use of Common Pain Pills

May 6, 2009, 1:15 pm By Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times Aspirin and ibuprofen are staples in just about every medicine chest and first aid kit. They’re sold over the counter, and they’re not expensive. Most people don’t think twice about taking them. But they should — especially if they’re elderly. Last week, an expert panel of American Geriatrics …

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