Chronic Pain Is an Impossible Problem

A “safe” alternative to opioid painkillers turns out to be not so safe. Posted by: OLGA KHAZAN, DECEMBER 9, 2019 Gabapentin was supposed to be the answer. Chronic pain afflicts about a fifth of American adults, and for years, doctors thought it could be treated with prescription painkillers like Oxycontin. But as the drugs began…

Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

The following article was posted by WebMD on Facebook on December 7, 2020. If you have a bad back, you should buy the firmest mattress you can find — right? Not so fast. While that used to be the common wisdom, there’s no solid research behind it. The latest thinking is that there isn’t one…

NarxCare is a welcome tool

2019-12-06 17:00:00 The following post was copied off of Facebook earlier today (12/7/19) and is a re-post from 10/19 and 12/6/19. NarxCare is a welcome tool Cmdr John BurkeRite aid recently announced that it is integrating the NarxCare technology platform into its pharmacies to assist pharmacists in identifying substance abuse disorder and making decisions about…

Use Caution with Implanted Pumps for Intrathecal Administration of Medicines for Pain Management: FDA Safety Communication

The following article was originally posted by the FDA on November 14, 2018 and which was reposted today December 3, 2019. The link to the original article is listed at the bottom of this post. Thank you. Date Issued: November 14, 2018 Audience:  Patients who have an implanted pump that delivers medicine into the spinal fluid…