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3 Questions to Ask Before Taking Prescription Pain Meds

02:00 EDT 3 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Over the last few decades, the prevalence of narcotic painkiller (also referred to as opioids) use in the United States has skyrocketed. This class of medications suppresses the body's perception of pain by blocking signals between the brain and the nervous system. In the past, usage of opioids for pain relief was mostly limited to short-term instances of severe pain, such as during the recovery period after surgery, a traumatic injury or an acute flare-up of an existing condition.


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