Tag: Pat Anson

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…

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…

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’s 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,…