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…