Tag: pain

New Survey Data Confirm That Opioid Deaths Do Not Correlate With Pain Pill Abuse or Addiction Rates

Non medical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous. JACOB SULLUM | 8.21.2019 1:50 PM pain-pills-k-state-flickr (K-State/Flickr) New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provide further evidence to support a counterintuitive conclusion: The dramatic increase in deaths involving prescription analgesics since 2000…

PAIN PATIENT RESOURCES

8/20/2019 This is a listing of resources relevant to patients in pain. Note: IASP does not offer patient referrals, and links should not be construed as endorsement. IASP is not responsible for information contained on 3rd-party sites. Organizations American Chronic Pain Association The mission of the ACPA is to facilitate peer support and education for…

Uhh—We Don’t Want to Be Sick

National Pain Posted on August 10, 2019 By Liza Zoellick “Patients have figured out that by adopting the sick role and signing up for disability, they can pay their bills and yet in order to validate the sick role status, they have to participate in the healthcare system, which means taking certain types of pills.”…

PAIN DR. When Politicians Play Doctor

August 10, 2019 When politicians play doctor: patients lose, but politicians still win. The political and media assault on an important new pain medication, Zohydro ER, continued this week. New actions by state officials have provided further proof that our elected leaders would rather grab headlines than help their pain-suffering constituents – another needlessly sad…