What pain medications are addictive?

Before the widespread use of prescription pain medications as a back pain relief medicine, drug addiction was perceived as something reserved for habitual users abusing illegal drugs such as heroin. Due to the over-prescribed category of painkillers known as opioids, however, drug addiction is mainstream and anyone who is prescribed pain medication for back pain is a candidate for addiction. The problem is so se...

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Which pain meds are opioids?

Important information about these legal but dangerous medications. The statistics for America's opioid epidemic are astonishing: Approximately 68% of the 70,200 documented drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. That is six times higher than in 1999. America's skyrocketing opioid epidemic is due to the highly addictive nature of these dangerous drugs. The irony of the epidemic is that the spike in opioi...

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What is the strongest pain killer known to man?

The strongest pain killer known to man is not a single drug, but a group of drugs known as "opioids," which have a high risk of addiction and dependence. The opioid group includes morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, buprenorphine, and several others. These medications are used as back pain remedies and are commonly prescribed by doctors for extreme lower back pain relief, as well as many other conditions. These power...

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OUT WITH GOUT!

Gout is an inflammatory disease. It is a painful form of arthritis that develops in some people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. In vulnerable people, when levels are too high, crystals form in vulnerable joints and cause sudden, severe episodes of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling.   Who gets gout? Your chances of getting gout are higher if you: are genetically vulnerable are overw...

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