Category: APRIL 2019

ARTICLE REGARDING THE CDC AND THEIR GUIDELINES

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines. By Maia Szalavitz Apr 25 2019, 8:15am Fighting Words is Tonic’s opinion column. Send pitches to tonic@vice.com. After three years of rising…

ANOTHER CDC GUIDELINES RELATED ARTICLE

Forcing Pain Patients Off Their Meds Won’t End the Opioid Crisis It might seem like a good idea to target the small number of people who use the most opioids, but a plan proposed in Oregon won’t reduce the number of overdoses or new addictions. By Maia Szalavitz | Aug 21 2018, 3:42pm Jonathan Perez/Unsplash…

Feds issue new warning to doctors: Don’t skimp too much on opioid pain pills

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said many physicians were guilty of a “misapplication” of 2016 opioid prescribing guidelines. BY: JAYNE O’DONNELL AND KEN ALLTUCKER, USA TODAY APRIL 24, 2019 AT 2:08 PM Doctors are misusing 2016 opioid pain medication guidelines, federal officials said Wednesday, a clear response to increasing complaints from chronic pain…