Tag: Pain News Network

12 Myths About Opioid Pain Medication

December 08, 2017 By Ryle Holder, PharmD, Scott Guess, PharmD, and Forest Tennant, MD, Dr. P.H. Myth #1: Above 100mg of morphine equivalence, opioid pain medications are ineffective. NONSENSE! They have no ceiling in most patients and may remain effective at dosages in the thousands. Myth #2: All pain patients who take over 100mg of morphine equivalence are diverting…

The New Norm for Chronic Pain Patients

October 12, 2019 By Rochelle Odell, PNN Columnist Come the new year, I will start my 28th year battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Like so many high impact pain patients, I have been experiencing a pain flare that isn’t improving and prevents me from doing many tasks. I am praying it will get better…

Opioid Breathalyzer Test Developed

October 04, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor Chronic pain patients have grown accustomed having their urine — and sometimes their blood and hair – analyzed for opioids and other drugs. Someday soon they could be taking opioid breathalyzer tests. In a small pilot study, researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed and…

Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guideline

September 25, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The Arthritis Foundation has become the first major patient advocacy group to release guidelines on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) to treat arthritis pain. About 54 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. According to a recent national survey, 79 percent of arthritis patients are currently using…