Opioid Use Linked to More Fractures And Even Death Among Elderly Patients

Elderly patients with arthritiswho regularly take opioids for pain experience more undesirable and sometimes dangerous side effects than those on other painkillers, such as Coxibs and NSAIDs(non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, reveal in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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