Each year millions of people all around the world seek medical help to manage and relieve either acute or chronic pain. While there are various procedures that have proven to be effective for this task, many still opt for the relatively easier option – taking painkiller medication. Some of these drugs are only acquired with a doctor''s prescription, yet others can be obtained over-the-counter. Experts point out that – due to the rising numbers of both abuse and overdose cases – more strict regulations and patient-warnings are needed to ensure that people are well informed of the health consequences these agents can have. In order to find out more about painkillers and pain management – read this book.