Opiate Abuse in the Elderly

Opiate Abuse in the Elderly

Aches and pains are often viewed as a common part of aging. Years of physical labor and wear and tear can take a toll on the body. Seniors are more likely to be on several different medications, be it for pain, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, or other health concerns. But with this comes the risk…

Hospital Pain Meds A Cause for Concern

Studies continue to be conducted to discover possible relationships between the use of hospital pain meds during a hospital stay and extensive use after discharge suggest the need for diligence by prescribing physicians. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, examined data from more than one million adults who had been hospitalized…