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Slippery Slope: 'Safe' Opioid Has Greater Chance Of Overlong Use

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Slippery Slope: 'Safe' Opioid Has Greater Chance Of Overlong Use

Slippery Slope: 'Safe' Opioid Has Greater Chance Of Overlong Use

A new study reveals patients given a so-called "safer" opioid have a higher chance of prolonged use.

This, even though the drug has a low risk of addiction.

Research published in the BMJ says about 7% of patients had at least one refill between 90 and 180 days after surgery.

And according to UPI, those patients were likely to have been prescribed tramadol.

Tramadol is considered a schedule II drug, the highest classified drug with an accepted medical use.

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