Tag: New England Journal of Medicine

America Is Losing the War on Chronic Pain Written by Anna Wahrman with additional reporting by Whitney Akers on November 9, 2017 In the face of an escalating opioid crisis, at least 100 million people with chronic pain aren’t getting the relief they need and are seeking alternatives. More than 30 percent of Americans are living with…

CDC Advises Against Misapplying Opioid Guideline

– Certain practices harm chronic pain patients by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today  Authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain sought to clarify the guidance on Wednesday, urging clinicians against misapplying its recommendations. Certain policies and practices about opioids and chronic pain patients have been misapplied and do not reflect the 2016…