Opioids increase the risk of fall and fracture in the elderly

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Aparasu RR, Chatterjee S. Use of narcotic analgesics associated with increased falls and fractures in elderly patients with osteoarthritis. Evid Based Med. 2014 Feb;19(1):37-8. doi: 10.1136/eb 2013-101401. Epub 2013 Aug 13. PubMed PMID:23942986.

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Rolita L, Spegman A, Tang X, Cronstein BN. Greater number of narcotic analgesic prescriptions for osteoarthritis is associated with falls and fractures in elderly adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Mar;61(3):335-40. doi:10.1111/jgs.12148. Epub 2013 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 23452054; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3719174.

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