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Vitamin D Deficiency and Opioids: An Increased Addiction?

Supplements may help combat opioid craving and addiction Author – Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP A new study conducted by the experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows an association between the increased addiction to Opioids and a deficiency of Vitamin D. The study indicates a potential increased risk of addiction and dependence- yet simple solutions like affordable supplements could …

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Gabapentinoids and Potential Respiratory Depression with Dental Drugs

The FDA continues to warn practitioners that respiratory depression may occur in patients taking the drugs gabapentin or pregabalin, especially patients who are also predisposed to respiratory depression due to their concomitant use of other respiratory depressants, such as opioid analgesics, and other drugs that depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines. Patients with underlying respiratory disease (such as …