Category: September 2019

For Immediate Release: Don’t Punish Pain Nationwide Rally/Protest

Who: Chronically Ill Patients and Healthcare Providers What: The 5th Don’t Punish Pain Rally Nationwide Protest When: October 16, 2019 11AM – 1PM Where: Medical Board of California    2005 Evergreen Street    Sacramento, CA 95815   All Rallies: https://dontpunishpainrally.com/rallies-chart/   The 5th “Don’t Punish Pain Rally” will be held nationwide on October 16, 2019.   While attempting to rein in the abuse…

OVERDOSE DEATH MORE LIKELY AFTER COMING OFF OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019POSTED BY BOBBI NODELL-WASHINGTON (Credit: Getty Images) Patients coming off opioids for pain were three times more likely to die of an overdose in the years that followed, research shows. “We are worried by these results, because they suggest that the policy recommendations intended to make opioid prescribing safer are not working as intended,” says…

FACEBOOK POST BY: JEFF EDNEY Writers seem oblivious to the April 10, 2019 CDC clarification that plainly states: “The guideline does not endorse mandated or abrupt dose reduction or discontinuation, as these actions can result in patient harm. The Guideline includes recommendations for clinicians to work with patients only when patient harm outweighs patient benefit…

An Amazing New Invention to Help Live with Pain

I recently attended a conference in Tennessee sponsored by the Ehlers-Danlos Society. I was encouraged to stop by the table that was promoting a new product identified as Thrive Tape. I decided to be polite since I so respected the person that suggested it, but in the back of my mind, I was thinking this would…