Tag: Opioids

Many doctors refusing care of people prescribed opioids

August 15, 2019 by Serena Gordon, Healthday Reporter  (HealthDay)—Folks taking opioids for chronic pain may run into trouble if they need to find a new doctor. A new “secret shopper” survey of 194 Michigan primary care clinics found that as many as four out of 10 primary care doctors would turn away patients who have…

Empathy Must Be Included in Pain Management Education

3rd August, 2019 By Lynn Webster, M.D. This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on August 3, 2019. The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks input from “stakeholders throughout the scientific research and medical education community and the general public regarding the Centers…