Tag: Opioids

U.S. urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids Associated Press

CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press October 10, 2019 Opioids Prescribing FILE – This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services instead…

Patients on prescribed opioids required to undergo drug tests, pill counts

By: Jim Morelli Updated: Oct 9, 2019 – 6:59 PM BOSTON – Patients on prescribed opioids say their doctors had them sign “opioid agreements” that some say “made them feel like criminals.” The so-called opioid agreements or contracts are becoming increasingly common, even among doctors whose specialty isn’t treating pain. For patients like Caylee Cresta, it meant her…