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Opiates kill 15,000 a year according to Dr. researchers

Almost every one knows someone who became addicted from opiates prescribed by doctors. It is no shock to learn the dosage is too high.

Opiate conversion charts killing patients "...Nationally, an estimated 15,000 people die each year from overdoses of opioid pain medicine. That includes such familiar painkillers as Oxycontin, oxycodone, Percocet, morphine, and methadone.

"A lot of the deaths have been attributed to using these conversion tables and starting patients on too high of a dose," Webster said.

"Methadone is the riskiest," he said, but all the opioids can be deadly if the prescribing physician gets the dosage wrong.

He emphasizes that it's not just drug addicts and long- term patients who are at risk.

"It could be somebody who's been on pain medication after a hip operation or a knee operation for several weeks and it's not working any more," Webster said. When a physician uses the conversion tables to estimate the proper dose, "It could be very far off from what's safe..."  http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19824045&title=prescription-conversion-charts-killing-patients&s_cid=featured-4

 
 

 

 
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