The war on pain #painmatters

  "It is a unfortunate situation where chronic pain patients have to suffer, literally, for a crisis they don't own. 100 million people in the US have chronic pain, and some of them need opiates for effective pain management. Of course, many of them now no longer get that. I question whose conscious the rise … Continue reading The war on pain #painmatters

CDC painkiller regulations

C.D.C. Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk Yes the CDC Guidelines are out in the States. Aiming to reduce addiction by reducing prescriptions. Unfortunate for those who have a pain problem. In an effort to curb what many consider the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government on Tuesday published the … Continue reading CDC painkiller regulations

Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain

According to a study published in The Journal of Pain negative doctor attitudes about opiate medications are closely linked with lower rates of prescribing them and more favourable attitudes linked with higher levels of prescription levels. "In 1994, Dennis C. Turk, PhD and colleagues at the University of Washington conducted a survey of physician attitudes … Continue reading Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain