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Opioid and Seniors - May 30, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5.29.12
Experts Linked to Drug Firms Tout Benefits but Downplay Chance of Addiction and Other Risks
Gary Wickert had wanted to buy his wife a pill organizer.
Patricia, 71, was taking powerful narcotics to deal with chronic pain from a hysterectomy that didn't go as planned.
The drugs made her confused and disoriented. She napped frequently, and her memory faded. She started falling
around their Muskego home and sometimes couldn't remember if she'd taken her pills.
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