Tag: CDC GUIDELINES

4 Reasons Why Your Physician is Withholding Pain Medication

Millions of people are being affected (or will be affected) by the opioid epidemic which is targeting both illicit street drugs and prescription medication. For many chronic pain patients with underlying conditions (like fibromyalgia, pancreatitis, lower back pain, RSD etc.) the words “opioid crisis” take on new meaning. For this group, it can feel like…

CDC Guidelines

If you’re a chronic pain patient in California and are on opioid pain meds, you know the drill you go to your doctor’s appointment and every year you have to sign a pain contract saying you take your meds as prescribed and not doctor shop or sell your meds you also agree to a urine…

ARTICLE REGARDING THE CDC AND THEIR GUIDELINES

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines. By Maia Szalavitz Apr 25 2019, 8:15am Fighting Words is Tonic’s opinion column. Send pitches to tonic@vice.com. After three years of rising…