Tag: Richard Kreis

CDC Advises Against Misapplying Opioid Guideline

– Certain practices harm chronic pain patients by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today  Authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain sought to clarify the guidance on Wednesday, urging clinicians against misapplying its recommendations. Certain policies and practices about opioids and chronic pain patients have been misapplied and do not reflect the 2016…

Many doctors refusing care of people prescribed opioids

August 15, 2019 by Serena Gordon, Healthday Reporter  (HealthDay)—Folks taking opioids for chronic pain may run into trouble if they need to find a new doctor. A new “secret shopper” survey of 194 Michigan primary care clinics found that as many as four out of 10 primary care doctors would turn away patients who have…

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,…