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Teens likely to get opioid Rx for headaches

from MedPage Today

Nearly half of teens who visit a doctor complaining of headache pain walk away with a prescription for a narcotic painkiller, researchers found. And teens who sought headache treatment at an emergency department were twice as likely to get an opioid for their headache as those who saw a doctor in a different setting. Opioids were go-to drugs for teen headache even though evidence-based guidelines do not recommend them for first-line treatment. more


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