Exploring The Link Between Chronic Pain And Suicide
It’s conceivable, then, that roughly half of these suicides are driven by pain. Not proven fact, but plausible hypothesis. This would suggest that perhaps be 20,000 Americans a year with chronic pain kill themselves, which would be more than the government’s tally of 16,235 deaths from prescription opioids every year.
Citing Addiction Fears, Group Asks FDA To Revoke Painkiller Approval
In an unusual move, a coalition of activists and physicians, concerned about the problem of prescription pain-reliever abuse, yesterday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a new type of opioid called Zohydro. The medication is expected to be on the market soon.