Tag: epidemic

Drug Enforcement Administration announces additional regulatory steps to address opioid epidemic

October 23, 2019 Contact: National Media Affairs Office Phone Number: (202) 307-7977. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced proposed regulations to improve DEA’s ability to oversee the production of dangerous drugs at the height of the national opioid crisis. This proposed regulation would further limit excess quantities of medications that might be…

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…

The other side of the opioid epidemic: Broken Arrow woman speaks out about chronic pain.

by Haley Hughey, KTUL Staff Tuesday, July 16, 2019 “To view video go to: https://ktul.com/news/local/the-other-side-of-the-opioid-epidemic-broken-arrow-woman-speaks-out-about-chronic-pain“ There’s another side to the epidemic, the people who need pain medicine to stay alive. BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) — Right now, a judge is weighing in on Oklahoma’s lawsuit against drug maker Johnson & Johnson. The state is suing for…

How to tackle and advocate for change in the opioid epidemic plaguing the world.

Yesterday (8/30/16) U.S. Pain Foundation posted the following article. With nearly 100 million Americans living with chronic pain, U.S. Pain Foundation understands that every one touched by pain — be those living with it, pain care providers or caregivers — need to be heard. The simple truth is this: people with pain matter, and access…