Some Painkillers Safer Than Others, Study Finds

For the first time, research has compared the safety of some of the most commonly used painkillers. And the drugs that raised the biggest questions? Opioids -- the regularly prescribed class of painkillers that include Vicodin and OxyContin. In two new reports published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that opioid users experienced higher rates of serious problems than patients taking other types of painkillers, such as coxibs...Full Story
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