Prescription opioids are no more effective than other pain medications

A new study published in the journal JAMA, reveals that researchers found patients taking opioid painkillers managed their pain no better than patients taking safer, alternative pain medications. The study also found patients taking opioids experienced more adverse side effects.  As per US NEWS, “Overall, opioids did not demonstrate any advantage over non opioid medications that could potentially outweigh their greater risk of harms,” wrote the researchers, led by Dr. Erin Krebs of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research.

The full story and study links can be found here:

One thought on “Prescription opioids are no more effective than other pain medications

  1. Explains why the prescription morphine pills I was prescribed after knee replacement surgery and which I could not keep down, were easily replaced by Tylenol Extra Strength. Returned the almost full ( 4 missing) bottle to the pharmacy for disposal!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *