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Peter R. Bodnar, M.D.

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Tucson, AZ 85710

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Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia, and death rate increase associated with prescribed opioid / narcotics:

According to the latest data, over 100,000 persons have died, directly or indirectly, from prescribed opioids in the United States since policies changed in the late 1990s.

From the latest AAN position paper: (link)

"Whereas there is evidence for significant short-term pain relief, there is no substantial evidence for maintenance of pain relief or improved function over long periods of time without incurring serious risk of overdose, dependence, or addiction".

 As noted in the FAQ's section on the About Us page - this is a non-opioid, non-narcotic based practice. Here are cited only a few of the many recent papers in the medical literature that are looking into the issue surrounding these phenomena:  

As an alternative I do support the use of Medical Marijuana - as there is good evidence of it's utility in certain conditions. See AAN guidelines on CAM for MS.


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