Pain Medication Abuse
About 4 Percent of Pain
Patients Abuse Meds,
Study Estimates A new
study finds that 3.8
percent of chronic-pain
like OxyContin and
Percocet, a rate about four
times higher than among
the general population,
Reutersreported Aug. 3.
Researcher Michael F.
Fleming of the University of
Wisconsin at Madison and
colleagues also found that
patients who had addiction
problems tended to exhibit
“aberrant” behavior, such
as requesting early refills,
raising dosage without
or using opioids for reasons
other than treating pain.
The study included 801
patients with an average
age of 49 and who, on
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