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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…

How Pain Patients Feel About the Opioid Crisis

September 1, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor We received an overwhelming response from readers to Diana’s Franklin guest column on how the opioid crisis has affected her. Diana has suffered from scoliosis since she was a child and now has degenerative disc disease. For many years oxycodone helped Diana manage her chronic back pain,…

Class Action LawSuit

by Linda Cheek, MD | Aug, Tue, 2019 | Advocacy | 0 comments CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT Needed: Victims’ stories A law firm has shown interest in class action for chronic pain patients who have suffered damages as a result of being denied their medications by a chain pharmacy. That would be such places as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Kaiser Permanente (HMO),…

LESS SLEEP MEANS MORE PAIN

WEBMD Peter Abaci, MD – BlogsBY PETER ABACI, MD Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist JULY 02, 2019 Difficulty sleeping is a common source of frustration that I often hear from patients. While pain often causes insomnia, studies suggest that the reverse may be true as well – not enough sleep can lead to more pain.…