Category: AUGUST 2019

Who Is Telling The Truth About Prescription Opioid Deaths? DEA? CDC? Neither?

By Josh Bloom — November 5, 2018 To Be Believed? Maybe Not.  “Controlled Prescription Drugs (CPDs) … are still responsible for the most drug-involved overdose deaths and are the second most commonly abused substance in the United States.” 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment. Drug Enforcement Administration, October 2018. I just don’t get it. A newly-released 164-page report just…

Pain Management: Alternative Therapy

The term ”alternative therapy” generally is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that is used in place of conventional medicine. When alternative therapies are used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it is called complementary medicine. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines, including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractictreatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others. In the past…

How Do You Define Pain?

Posted on August 18, 2019 by Ed Coghlan When you try to describe it to your doctor, how you describe it could vary—dramatically—from how another patient might. The International Association of Pain is looking to shrink that difference—and you can help. The IASP Definition of Pain Task Force is asking for written comments on the…