Sunday, November 8, 2015

Studies: Potentially addictive drugs often prescribed for migraines

A study found more than 50% of adult migraine sufferers were prescribed narcotic painkillers, and a similar number were prescribed barbiturates. A second study showed 16% of children and teens with migraines had been prescribed a narcotic painkiller. These medications are not considered first-line treatments for migraines, said Dr. Mia Minen, lead researcher of the adult migraine study. HealthDay News

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