painkillers http://kplu.org en Rising abuse has doctors pushing for fewer painkiller prescriptions http://kplu.org/post/rising-abuse-has-doctors-pushing-fewer-painkiller-prescriptions <p>If you have a condition or injury that leaves you in non-stop pain, for months or years, your doctor might prescribe a powerful painkiller, such as Vicodin or OxyContin. Many doctors are looking for alternatives to these narcotics, and they're sharing approaches this week at a “<a href="http://www.ghinnovates.org/?p=3175">National Opioid Summit</a>” in SeaTac.&nbsp;</p><p>Concerns about painkillers are rising, because abuse, addiction and overdose deaths are up.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:18:41 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6913 at http://kplu.org Rising abuse has doctors pushing for fewer painkiller prescriptions