Optimizing Intrathecal Drug Therapy for Neuropathic Pain

November 14, 2019 When traditional oral analgesics no longer control pain, some physicians are turning to alternative drug delivery methods that provide pain relief while avoiding systemic adverse effects (AEs). Intrathecal (IT) drug delivery may offer patients more sustained relief for localized, neuropathic pain because it targets the kappa-opioid receptors without the mu-opioid receptor effects,…

Why Is There Such A Prejudice Against People Who Need Opioids For Chronic Pain?

Nov 13, 2019,2:40 pm Quora Contributor Consumer Tech More From ForbesThe Net Worth Of Tom SteyerHere is the net worth of Tom SteyerPauseUnmuteCurrent Time 0:46/Duration 1:00Loaded: 99.89% Fullscreenx Why is the healthcare system biased and disrespectful to chronic pain patients who are prescribed opioids? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and…

The Ripple Effect: National and State Estimates of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children

Author: Suzanne C. Brundage, Adam Fifield, Lee Partridge  The press release can be found here.  The nation’s opioid epidemic placed an estimated 2.2 million children and adolescents in crisis as of 2017—28 out of every 1,000—according to a chartbook produced by United Hospital Fund (UHF) and Boston Consulting Group. The Ripple Effect: National and State Estimates of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic’s…