Analysis finds low dependency rate for painkiller prescriptions

11/4/2012 | Reuters

An analysis of 17 studies involving more than 88,000 patients found that fewer than 5% of patients prescribed opioid treatments for chronic pain became addicted to the drugs. The finding shows that concerns about the risk of becoming addicted to prescription pain treatments might be exaggerated, said Northwestern University's Dr. Michael Fleming, who was not involved in the study, which was reported in the journal Addiction.

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