Tag: Pain Patients

How This “Opioid” Crackdown is Affecting Patients

Millions of people are being affected (or will be affected) by the opioid epidemic which is targeting both illicit street drugs and prescription medication. Pain patients are being caught in the crossfire between health providers, policy-makers, and drug abusers. As a result, the pain medication that many patients have come to rely on is being…

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…

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users ————————————- By Claudia Wallis on April 19, 2019 Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids Credit: Getty Images Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral…

How Pain Patients Feel About the Opioid Crisis

September 1, 2019 By Pat Anson, PNN Editor We received an overwhelming response from readers to Diana‚Äôs Franklin guest column on how the opioid crisis has affected her. Diana has suffered from scoliosis since she was a child and now has degenerative disc disease. For many years oxycodone helped Diana manage her chronic back pain,…