Category: SEPTEMBER 2019

Tapering – Guidance & Tools

Clinical Update Dec. 2018 Overview Over the last 20 years, the liberal prescribing of opioids for chronic pain has created a population of patients who been on long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for several years if not decades. Many patients are on doses well above the CDC recommended upper limit of 90 Morphine Equivalent Dose…

Insurers want patients to use wearables. That could be a problem.

AUGUST 26, 2019 Andis Robeznieks Senior News Writer American Medical Association @AndisRobeznieks Digital Information Health Playbook A practical guide to implementing digital technologies that take patient care beyond the exam room. Download Now (To obtain this go to the link listed at the end of this post). Insurance companies are promoting healthy lifestyles by having…

PAIN NEWS NETWORK: DEA Proposes More Cuts In RX Opioids

September 12, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing more cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid pain medications in 2020. If approved, it would be the 4th consecutive year the DEA has made steep reductions in opioid production quotas. For the fourth consecutive year, the…