Tag: CDC

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users ————————————- By Claudia Wallis on April 19, 2019 Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids Credit: Getty Images Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral…

Patient Abandonment and Forced Opioid Tapers

This is part of a letter sent to a hospital after patients were informed that their opioid scripts would be suddenly discontinued following a doctor’s retirement. I told the hospital that I was sending a copy of the letter to the news director at my state’s public radio station. Hospitals (and insurance companies) don’t want…

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines

Meeting Coverage – Pain Week —Chronic pain patients were left out to dry by Elizabeth Hlavinka, Staff Writer, MedPage Today September 05, 2019 LAS VEGAS — The 2016 CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing have had lasting consequences for patients with chronic pain, an expert said here. In the 3 years since the guidelines were published,…

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines

MedPageToday.com -Chronic pain patients were left out to dry by: Elizabeth Hlavinka, Staff Writer, MedPage Today September 05, 2019 LAS VEGAS — The 2016 CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing have had lasting consequences for patients with chronic pain, an expert said here. In the 3 years since the guidelines were published, at least 33 states…