Chronic Pain United States Epidemic Archives

True or False or is Big Pharma and Certain Agencies Lying to The General Public.   New Prescription Drugs: A Major Health Risk With Few Offsetting Advantages June 27, 2014 by Donald W. Light Few people know that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved. That is why expert physicians recommend not taking new drugs for at least five years unless patients [...]

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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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The Voiceless & The New Revoltion What You Don’t Know Can Hurt or even Kill You     Posted on November 24, 2015 It’s difficult to avoid a clear and loud message that America is experiencing an opioid epidemic, but it’s even more difficult to hear the voice of chronic pain sufferers above the din of the government, the media and higher [...]

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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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5 Myths About New CDC Rx Guidelines

Rx CDC Rx Guidelines   5 Myths About the CDC Opioid Guidelines August 16, 2016     By Pat Anson, Editor In a recent survey of nearly 2,000 pain patients, over two-thirds said their opioid medication has either been reduced or stopped by their doctor since the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines were released. That’s either a remarkable degree of compliance [...]

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2017 CDC SURVEY RESULTS

Does it Help or Hurt Chronic Pain Patients War On Rx For Chronic Pain     2017 CDC SURVEY RESULTS Thank you for your interest in our survey on the impact of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines. The online survey of 3,108 pain patients, 43 doctors and 235 other healthcare providers was conducted between February 15 and March 11, 2017 by Pain News Network and the [...]

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Be Open Minded Not Opioid Controlled Cassandra Pardini, PharmD September 06, 2017 HCPs Desire More Education in Opioid, Chronic PainManagement Shocking News ! Surveys revealed that although the vast majority recognize opioid abuse as a priority, only 36% screen for past or current abuse The following article features coverage from PAINWeek 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here to read more of MPR‘s conference [...]

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How to Treat Pain

drug Let’s start with something uncontroversial. If you have an acute injury, you will hope it heals and the pain goes away naturally. This allows some flexibility in the management of the pain. It’s under your control. Those that prefer to monitor the pace of the healing more accurately, will opt for relatively low dosages of [...]

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Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse

drug2 Despite advances in medical care, hospital safety continues to be a serious concern for patients. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine reported that an estimated 90,000 patients die from medical errors each year, a number that by some estimates has not changed and may even have increased. The threat of hospital infections is one key [...]

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Fentanyl Patch for Chronic Pain Relief

hi-wdr-fentanyl-hand Fentanyl patch is a strong agonist that is commonly used as a pain reliever during surgeries or operations and also as an anesthetic in combination with other drugs like benzodiazepine. It is a potent synthetic opioid analgesic, which is almost a hundred times more potent than drugs like morphine and pethidine. This drug is known [...]

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