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More Than Half Of Opioid Prescriptions Go To People With Mental Illness

A staggering number of people with mental health conditions are prescribed opioids, according to a new study. Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of Michigan found that 51 percent of painkiller prescriptions are distributed to those who have also been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. The study authors are uncertain why people with these mental health disorders are using ...

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Investigators Examine the Relationship Between Pain and Opioid Abuse

The drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioids, which continue to be prescribed for chronic pain despite recommendations to use non-opioids for most cases. A new review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology examines the interaction between pain and the abuse of opioids, and investigates the circuits in the brain that may be behind this link. The review ...

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