Tag Archives: Opioids

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »

Children exposed to opioids in the womb suffer cognitive delays for years

The opioid epidemic’s toll on future generations: Hundreds of thousands of Americans exposed to painkillers in the womb will suffer cognitive and physical delays well into their teens and adulthood, study finds The number of pregnant women using opioids in high-income countries has increased by five-fold in recent years  Between 75 and 90% of their children… Read More »