Opioids.. Can they make pain worse?

Opioids are widely prescribed therapies used to manage moderate-to-severe pain. ¬†However, since their dramatic surge in usage (especially for the management of chronic non-cancer pain), there has been a staggering rise in opioid-related emergency room visits, opioid abuse, addiction, overdoses and deaths in the United States. There is a growing body of evidence showing that opioids can cause a clinically significant medical condition known as…

Common Medication Increases Heart Attack Risk

Feb 25th, 2016 Uncategorized Dr. Silver 1 min read

Data out of Stanford University suggests that Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) such as Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium are associated with a higher risk of heart attack. Published in the journal PLOS One online, researchers looked over 2.9 million patients over a several year period to determine if patients who took PPI’s for gastro esophageal reflux had an increased risk for myocardial infarction than patients who…