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Volume 6  Issue 1

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Mini review

An estimate of the abuse potential of analgesic opioid drugs by adult non cancer patients – a mini review

Wolfgang H Vogel*

Data obtained from this review suggest that the abuse potential of opioid drugs is greatly over estimated and few if any adult patients without mental problems or a history of drug misuse will become addicted to therapeutically prescribed opioid drugs or might die of an overdose. Thus, physicians should continue to prescribe these drugs if deemed medically necessary.

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