Click here--->Opioids and Driving
"Recent preliminary study showed virtually no difference in the "driving skills and reaction times" of patients taking morphine compared to non-medicated drivers"
"In the future, these patients may be able to live "like normal functioning people, without the stigma and limitations now associated with long-term pain medication use"
This also a great article that Dave ARNP posted in a thread quite awhile back:
"Test scores significantly improved while subjects were taking opioids for pain, which suggests that long-term use of oxycodone with acetaminophen or transdermal fentanyl does not significantly impair cognitive ability or psychomotor function"
Clicky---> I love research studies
More power to chronic pain Patients!!!!!!!! Pain is the FIFTH vital sign and with great studies like this, hopefully the misinformed and the blinder-wearing attitudes will be history.