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Tell Us If You Have Been Denied Medical Care Due To Chronic Pain Diagnoses

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One of Several Benozo Choices Benzodiazepines and Opioids: Only Trained Pain Practitioners Should Prescribe Editor’s Memo November 2016 By Forest Tennant, MD, D.Ph. As one component of the effort to limit accidental opioid overdoses, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in August 2016 that it was requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling, including patient information, to emphasize the [...]

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Some People Still Need Opioids

Some People Still Need Opioids The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations. By Stefan Kertesz and Sally Satel The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction. Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation specialist in Mishawaka, Indiana, lost his [...]

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Few Doctors Are Willing, Able To Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs Most doctors claim they don’t have the training or the time to treat high-maintenance opioid addicts in their busy practices, despite urgent calls from federal and state officials. Christine Vestal Pew’s Stateline Spencer Platt via Getty Images This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. [...]

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Why The House And Senate Health Care Bills Will Make The Opiate Epidemic Much Worse The key to reducing physical pain is not just providing essential health benefits but also reducing economic inequality and uncertainty. 07/11/2017 06:07 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2017 Co-authored by Michael Galinsky, the co-director of the documentary film, All the [...]

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