Opioid Manufacture: A Case Study

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Marvin, Opioids as you stated affect participation in therapy many times due to drowsiness. Along with that behavior the risk of falls, injuries and fractures, increases too. In a study comparing the risk of fractures with initiation of opioids versus non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications, it was demonstrated that the fracture incidence was the greatest in older adults during the first two weeks after using short acting opioids (Miller, Stürner, Azrael, Levin, & Solomon, 2011). This incidence increased when the person had a preexistent balance problem causing lifelong disability and even death. Other study conducted in Sweden, reflected similar findings, but this time falls were more prominent in individuals between 18 and 29 years old
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