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Senate committee focuses on pain sufferers denied painkillers amid opioid crisis

By Elizabeth Llorente | Fox News August 10, 2019 Woman battling rare ‘suicide disease’ says chronic pain condition is ‘excruciating’ In Jan. 2018, Amy Pohl was diagnosed with a rare chronic pain condition known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which is dubbed the “suicide disease.” As the national focus on the opioid crisis centers on cracking…

Haven’t Got Time for the Pain

New guidelines call for cutting opioid doses – but where does that leave those plagued by chronic pain? By: Elaine Della-Mattia Published on: August 9, 2019 | Last Updated: August 9, 2019 4:19 PM EDT Since the 1990s, morphine has been used by physicians as a strong pain reliever for acute and chronic pain. But…

Pain Management Standardization is Needed, Some Experts Say

SARA E. TELLER — August 9, 2019 Photo by Kat J on Unsplash Studies reveal major disparities in pain treatment across patient groups. The lack of pain assessment standardization means that physicians continue to be subjective in determining whether reported pain requires treatment.  And, research suggests that this subjectivity disproportionately affects certain patient groups. For example, physicians…