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Opioids and COPD could be a fatal mix

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, research shows. When researchers looked specifically at more potent opioids, they found the risk for respiratory-related death was five times higher for new opioid users compared to ...

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