Category: SEPTEMBER 2019

Opioid Epidemic Prompts Urgent Look at Pain Remedies

By Crime and Justice News  Prompted by the opioid epidemic, federal agencies, university researchers, and drug companies, among others, are reexamining chronic pain, hoping to develop new approaches to predicting and preventing an ancient malady that afflicts 50 million adults in the U.S., the Washington Post reports. Finding answers could not be more urgent. The medical blunder of…

Safe Opioid Prescribing

Medical professionals play a key role in facilitating the proper use of opioids. The following resources promote the responsible and effective use of these medications in the treatment of pain. How Healthcare Providers and Patients Can Better Utilize Naloxone, the Opioid Reversal Drug Naloxone is highly effective and has saved lives from opioid overdoses, but…

Justice Department reveals its number-crunching methods to catch opioid over-prescribers

By Jessica Schneider, CNN Updated at 1:50 PM ET, Tue September 24, 2019 People are paying doctors cash for opioid prescriptions (To watch videos go to original link below). Washington (CNN) — The Justice Department on Tuesday announced 11 more physicians have been charged for over-prescribing opioids through “pill mill” clinics, resulting in the distribution…

When you live in a constant state of pain.

Chronic pain is the most complex and difficult feeling to describe. It is my constant feeling. It is the same as asking someone to describe how breathing and blinking feels. It is less of a feeling, it is more of a state of existing. Every time I go to the doctor or emergency room, they…