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Why are doctors abandoning opioids and what are they prescribing instead?

A representative image of medications. Unsplash/File More and more doctors in the United States are avoiding prescribing opioids to their patients for pain relief, citing the addiction crisis and resulting overdose deaths. The trend has been received well by their peers, but patients, always seeking opioid-like euphoric relief, may not be happy with the switch.… Read More »

What drugs have replaced opioid painkillers? The answers may surprise you

If you go to the doctor complaining of pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor prescribes anti-epileptic drugs, or an antidepressant, or even plain old Tylenol or ibuprofen. As healthcare providers move away from addictive opioid painkillers, other classes of drugs with pain-relieving properties are filling the gap. A Buffalo News review of nearly 10… Read More »

Your body naturally produces opioids without causing addiction or overdose

Opioid drugs like morphine and fentanyl are like the two-faced Roman god Janus: the kind face offers pain relief to millions of sufferers, while the grim visage drives a crisis of opioid abuse and overdose that has claimed nearly 70,000 lives across the United States United only in 2020 . One possible path to achieving… Read More »