Opioids & Anti-Depressants linked to higher fracture risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

An interesting article by the American College of Rheumatology demonstrates a link between the use of opioids and some anti-depressants with the increase risk of fractures.

Press Release: Fracture Risk in RA Patients

Opioids and Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients SAN DIEGO - Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Troy Neilson