Tag: patients

Use Caution with Implanted Pumps for Intrathecal Administration of Medicines for Pain Management: FDA Safety Communication

The following article was originally posted by the FDA on November 14, 2018 and which was reposted today December 3, 2019. The link to the original article is listed at the bottom of this post. Thank you. Date Issued: November 14, 2018 Audience:  Patients who have an implanted pump that delivers medicine into the spinal fluid…

How opioid rules impact chronic pain patients

Some chronic pain patient said new opioid laws are impacting access to medication they need. Author: Anusha Roy Published/UPDATED: 10:07 PM MST November 6, 2019 DENVER — In our ongoing coverage of the opioid crisis, a Next with Kyle Clark viewer pointed out a perspective that he felt deserved some attention: the impact changing opioid…

Preventing Opioid Abuse Shouldn’t Mean Ignoring Patients’ Pain

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW AUGUST 14, 2019 From lawsuits by several states against the manufacturers of opioids to criminal prosecutions against pharmaceutical executives, much has been made about pain medications and their misuse. In many cases, these are necessary actions  to address predatory practices that have hurt patients. Unfortunately, if you just pay attention to these headlines,…