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Study Links Prescribed Opioids to Cardiovascular Disease

The known harms of opioid addiction and overdose may be just the beginning of opioids' known risks. New research published in the Journal of Pain on November 27 suggests prescribed opioids also may have cardiovascular consequences.

"We are interested in learning more about how taking prescribed opioids over time impacts risk of cardiovascular disease and learning more about the mechanisms driving these risks." -- E. Jennifer Edelman, MD

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Published: Monday, January 29, 2024