In medical news:

A new retrospective study found that prescribing long-acting opioids for moderate to severe chronic noncancer pain is linked to higher rates of death than alternative medications. The study found that total mortality in patients taking long-acting opioids to control non-cancer pain was 64 percent greater than in matched patients receiving a prescribed analgesic anticonvulsant or low-dose cyclic antidepressant.

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