More Than One-Fourth of Opioid Poisonings Involve Children and Teens: Study
More than one-fourth of opioid poisonings involve children and teens, and they have become increasingly severe in recent years, according to new research.
The practice of medicine cannot be in a vacuum. There are instances where pain is truly severe – so severe that taking alternative pain medications to opioids will not cut it. In these instances of acute pain, the pain is expected to subside in a matter of a days. As medical practitioners, we cannot simply ignore reality and turn a blind eye to extreme pain in an acute setting.