chronic pain

The opioid pain reliever epidemicThe aim of this article is to educate ob/gyns about what not to do for acute and chronic pain, in the hope that increased awareness will help us prevent suffering and loss of life from opioid pain relievers.
How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.
Medical marijuana update: Top 3 things health execs should knowHere’s what you need to know about medical marijuana laws, and what they mean for the healthcare system.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Are non-opioid therapies more desirable than opioids for chronic pain?A new study from researchers from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has interesting findings.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.
Top risk factors for opioid use disorder, overdoseIn 2014, nearly 2 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for a past-year prescription opioid use disorder, and at least 14,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose. Read about the top drivers and risk factors.
Physical activity decreases inflammation linked to psoriatic arthritisInflammatory pain is a component of psoriatic arthritis, and participating in physical activity, such as yoga, is a way to reduce inflammation and manage chronic pain if a patient is experiencing it.
Opioid use for chronic pain: The debate goes onA champion of pain patients and a proponent of limited opioid access talk about the issues in a genial debate.
NACDS, NCPA support passage of drug-abuse billThe law aims to reduce prescription drug abuse while ensuring access for patients who need Rx painkillers to control their chronic pain.