Tag: opioid

PAIN DR. When Politicians Play Doctor

August 10, 2019 When politicians play doctor: patients lose, but politicians still win. The political and media assault on an important new pain medication, Zohydro ER, continued this week. New actions by state officials have provided further proof that our elected leaders would rather grab headlines than help their pain-suffering constituents – another needlessly sad…

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…

Opioid expert: ‘I don’t really see’ the Trump administration doing a lot to help.

Adriana Belmonte Yahoo Finance, July 18, 2019, 7:27am PDT “GO TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO.“ The opioid crisis is drawing attention from all sides. Fed Chair Jerome Powell even mentioned it during recent testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, speaking to how it’s affected labor force participation. Legislation to provide funding for drug abuse treatments has received bipartisan support,…

Opioid Labeling Bill Drawing Fire from Chronic Pain Advocates Posted on July 13, 2019 by Ed Coghlan

A bill introduced by West Virginia Democratic Senator and Indiana Republican Senator is drawing fire from chronic pain patient advocates. The bill they call The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act would “prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of ‘around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment’ until a study…