Tag: Richard Kreis

The opioid crisis is the challenge of this generation

August 16, 2019, 10:30 AM EST _______________________________________________The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. Every generation of Americans faces a defining . Our founding generation, when faced with a fundamental choice, chose independence — knowing full well the potential cost. World War II’s “Greatest Generation,” with democracy as…

Empathy Must Be Included in Pain Management Education

3rd August, 2019 By Lynn Webster, M.D. This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on August 3, 2019. The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks input from “stakeholders throughout the scientific research and medical education community and the general public regarding the Centers…

Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts

CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics Recent improvements in timeliness and data quality over the last year have prompted a re-evaluation of the length of time that data quality requirements have had to be met for states to be included in “Figure 2. 12 Month-ending Provisional Number of Drug…

Los Angeles Times: With opioid abuse surging, expert panel recommends drug screening for all U.S. adults

Soaring rates of painkiller abuse are one factor that prompted an expert panel to recommend that primary care doctors screen all their adult patients for illicit drug use. (David Maialetti / Philadelphia Inquirer) By MELISSA HEALY STAFF WRITER  AUG. 13, 2019, 4:22 PM It’s time for doctors to start asking every patient, every time: Have you…

Some chronic pain sufferers say they are unintentional victims of the crackdown on opioids

Posted: 11:03 AM, Oct 24, 2018  Updated: 8:46 AM, Oct 25, 2018. By: Matthew McClellan INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — As President Donald Trump gets ready to sign new opioid legislation into law, people who suffer from chronic pain worry the bill includes provisions that could hurt them. These people believe they represent the other side of the epidemic. Johnna Magers of…