Avoid Falls Risk in Treating Elderly for Chronic Pain

Jan 05, 2012

(AUDIO) With Vioxx removed from the market because of cardiovascular risks, many doctors have turned to treating chronic pain with narcotics. A new study shows that in the elderly this can increase the risk of falls. Listen to Lydia Rolita, MD, as she contemplates the best course of action in this matter of unintended consequences.

(AUDIO) With Vioxx removed from the market because of cardiovascular risks, many doctors have turned to treating chronic pain with narcotics. A new study shows that in the elderly this can increase the risk of falls. Listen to Lydia Rolita, MD, as she contemplates the best course of action in this matter of unintended consequences. Dr. Rolita is a geriatrician at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Avoid Falls Risk in Treating Elderly for Chronic Pain

 

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