Tag: opioid

Tramadol Is The most dangerous drug in the world

GlobalHealthNews.com September 6, 2019 Imagine a prescription medication that relieves pain just as well as narcotics like Oxycontin, but isn’t addictive. Too good to be true? Turns out, yes. For years, that was the case with Tramadol, a synthetic opioid drug that was released in 1995 under the brand name Ultram to great expectations. This…

Opioids and chronic pain

by Niccole Caan, KVII Wednesday, October 9th 2019 Opioids and chronic pain (Source: KVII Photo) NOTE: To view photos or videos go to the link listed below. AMARILLO (KVII) — The federal government declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 70,000 people died in…

How do we manage pain in the era of the opioid crisis? RITA AGARWAL, MD | MEDS | OCTOBER 2, 2019 “6 in 10 Kids Got Opioids After Tonsil Surgery, Study Says.” So screams the headline from The Daily Beast. “In the midst of the opioid crisis, doctors sent many kids home with oxycodone and…

How Did We Come to Abandon America’s Pain Patients?

Alison Knopf Overdoses—not those involving prescription opioids, but of heroin and illicit fentanyl, often combined with benzodiazepines—continue to go up. But opioid prescribing continues to go down. Pain patients are untreated and suffering. Pharmaceutical companies are being sued and settling. Law enforcement is cracking down on providers. And many physicians, caught in the middle, have stopped prescribing because they don’t want to…