Tag: opioid epidemic

4 Reasons Why Your Physician is Withholding Pain Medication

Millions of people are being affected (or will be affected) by the opioid epidemic which is targeting both illicit street drugs and prescription medication. For many chronic pain patients with underlying conditions (like fibromyalgia, pancreatitis, lower back pain, RSD etc.) the words “opioid crisis” take on new meaning. For this group, it can feel like…

How This “Opioid” Crackdown is Affecting Patients

Millions of people are being affected (or will be affected) by the opioid epidemic which is targeting both illicit street drugs and prescription medication. Pain patients are being caught in the crossfire between health providers, policy-makers, and drug abusers. As a result, the pain medication that many patients have come to rely on is being…

DEA SAYS IT DOESN’T ‘REGULATE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE’ AMID PATIENT BACKLASH TO PROPOSED OPIOID PRESCRIPTION CUTS

BY BLAKE DODGE ON 10/14/19 AT 1:18 PM EDT After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it’s not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions. If the DEA adopts the cuts, they would reduce production of some of…

DEA SAYS IT DOESN’T ‘REGULATE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE’ AMID PATIENT BACKLASH TO PROPOSED OPIOID PRESCRIPTION CUTS

BY BLAKE DODGE ON 10/14/19 AT 1:18 PM EDT After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it’s not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions. If the DEA adopts the cuts, they would reduce production of some of…