Collisions and bone-jarring injuries caused by football lead to chronic pain and use of painkilling drugs.
Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Side Effects of Painkillers Compared
Opioids such as codeine and hydrocodone have been linked to more side effects for older adults with arthritis in comparison to analgesics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s) and coxibs, according to two recent studies from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading »