Category: March 2018

Pain Management: Maintaining Intimacy Chronic pain can lead to sexual problems. When you are in pain, the last thing you probably want to do is be intimate with your partner. But it is important to remain close to your loved one. A healthy, intimate relationship can positively affect all aspects of your life. Many people…

Suicide And The ‘Opioid Crisis’ Related articles By Richard “Red” Lawhern — October 3, 2019 Pain and hopelessness lead to suicide.  Writing in her blog at the National Institute On Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow and co-author Dr. Joshua Gordon of the National Institute of Mental Health offer the insight that “Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component…

‘Things Went Too Far’: Minnesota Doctors Keeping Closer Eye On Opioid Prescriptions By Liz Collin September 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota doctors are keeping a closer eye on drugs they prescribe patients during the opioid crisis. Physicians checked the state’s prescription monitoring program more than 240,000 times last month. That’s an 80%…

What I Told the DEA

(The Drug Enforcement Administration is taking comments on its Proposed Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances. One of our contributors, Jeff Edney filed his comments on Saturday September 21st here.) A DEA document states: “As a result of considering the extent of diversion, DEA notes that the quantity of FDA-approved drug products…