Opioids are no better than a placebo for back pain: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Researchers in Australia have found that for low back pain sufferers in their mid-40s, opioids don’t mitigate pain any better than a placebo. Among the study’s participants, the placebo gave slightly more positive results in helping manage pain.Close to 350 participants –... Read More.

Ex-doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids to addicted patients

(NEW YORK) -- A former Ohio doctor was convicted of overprescribing opioids despite knowing her patients were severely addicted, the Justice Department said Wednesday.Freeda Flynn was found guilty on eight counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, according to the... Read More.