Opioids taking heavy toll on children’s future in Indiana

From being termed an epidemic to a public health crisis, the opioid addiction problem has various names in the United States. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 11.8 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year. Significantly, 66 percent of drug overdose deaths involve an..

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Treatment of chronic wounds with opioids may hinder healing process

It is common to prescribe painkillers to patients afflicted with chronic wounds. This is despite the fact that limited knowledge is available regarding the effects of opioids on wound healing. A group of scientists in their study titled “Relationship between opioid treatment and rate of healing in chronic wounds” have examined the relationship between exposure..

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