Are Narcotics Overused for Noncancer Pain?

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Dr. Gary Franklin joins the next Line One.

It appears we are in the midst of an epidemic of mortality and morbidity related to the overuse of narcotic medications for noncancer pain in this country. Our guest, Dr. Gary Franklin, has written a position statement for the American Academy of Neurology on the issue. This program will discuss the possible reasons for the problem and suggested remedies.

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HOST: Thad Woodard, MD

GUEST: 

  • Gary Franklin, MD, MPH, research professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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