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Brain imaging reveals dynamic changes caused by pain medicines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A study in the December issue of Anesthesiology suggests a role for brain imaging in the assessment and potential treatment of chronic pain. Brain images allow researchers to see pain medicines at work in fibromyalgia patients. University of Michigan researchers are the first to use brain imaging procedures to track the

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Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S.

Amy S.B. Bohnert, assistant professor of psychiatry, was quoted in an L.A. Times article that analyzed recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that deaths due to drug overdoses now exceed motor vehicle fatalities.  This shift is largely attributable to increases in deaths due to overdoses of prescription narcotics, particularly

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