Tag: opioid

FORBES, CDC BOWS TO DEMANDS FOR TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC INPUT ON DRAFT OPIOID-GUIDELINES

Dec 15, 2015,4:01 pm Rich Samp, Contributor Washington Legal Foundation, Contributor Group Over the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been drafting a Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in relative secrecy, relying upon the input of a hand-picked group of advisers and a limited number of stakeholders. Such…

A call for action on high-dose opioid prescribing 

The Pharmaceutical Journal25 JUN 2019 Despite a decrease in the number of prescriptions, there are still thousands of patients on high-dose opioids. Pharmacy’s mission must be to review whether this is appropriate. Source: JL / The Pharmaceutical Journal Opioid prescribing has stabilised in recent years; while the number of prescription items per 1,000 patients in England rose…

What To Do If You’re Abruptly Cut Off Your Opioids, February 17th, 2018 by

Please take care of yourself, your loved one, friend or If this happens to you, reach out to someone for help. The following link will take you to the original article, https://paintreatmentdirectory.com/what-to-do-if-youre-abruptly-cut-off-your-opoids/. The problem It seems there are two kinds of opioid-using chronic pain patients these days: those whose doctors have abruptly cut them off…