Tag: Opioids

Is the DEA Branching Out Into Regulating Medicine?

September 23, 2019 10:22AM By Jeffrey A. Singer The Drug Enforcement Administration, having virtually eliminated the diversion of prescription pain relievers into the underground market for nonmedical users, appears to be setting its sights on regulating the medical management of pain, a mission not suited for law enforcement. Acting under the authority of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention…

FACEBOOK POST BY: JEFF EDNEY Writers seem oblivious to the April 10, 2019 CDC clarification that plainly states: “The guideline does not endorse mandated or abrupt dose reduction or discontinuation, as these actions can result in patient harm. The Guideline includes recommendations for clinicians to work with patients only when patient harm outweighs patient benefit…

PAIN NEWS NETWORK DEA Proposes More Cuts in RX Opioids

September 12, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing more cuts in the supply of hydrocodone, oxycodone and three other opioid pain medications in 2020. If approved, it would be the 4th consecutive year the DEA has made steep reductions in opioid production quotas. For the fourth consecutive year, the…

Pain Specialists Pile on CDC Opioid Guidelines

MedPageToday.com -Chronic pain patients were left out to dry by: Elizabeth Hlavinka, Staff Writer, MedPage Today September 05, 2019 LAS VEGAS — The 2016 CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing have had lasting consequences for patients with chronic pain, an expert said here. In the 3 years since the guidelines were published, at least 33 states…