Category: DECEMBER 2019

CDC Planning to Update Opioid Guideline in 2021

December 04, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in the initial stages of updating or expanding its controversial opioid prescribing guideline, which has been widely blamed for patient suffering, abandonment and suicide since its release in 2016. CDC officials outlined their plans today at a meeting in…

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…