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Recent Research On Prescription Painkillers

Advancements in science, research, and technology are always astounding. Who would have thought 20 years ago that handheld computing devices would be as prevalent as they are today? The same is true in the medical industry as new information is learned each and every day that can help millions of

Managing Opioid Use And Preventing Abuse

The history of opioid medications has been rocky at best. Our nation has lost many young artists to opiate addictions, including Edgar Allen Poe and Janis Joplin. Today, versions of these narcotic drugs are prescribed in the United States for a variety of reasons but, at the same time, issues

Pain Medications: Usage By State

Chronic pain, which is any pain that lasts more than 3 months, can be caused by anything from osteoarthritis to an injury that does not heal properly. Because of the variety of causes for chronic pain there is no one-size-fits-all solution for patients dealing with these conditions. Among the most

An In-Depth Look Into A New Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic pain is classified as any pain that lasts more than 3 months. This can be related to an injury that doesn't heal properly and continues to cause pain or a number of degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. In the case of acute pain that transitions to chronic conditions, pain

Opioid Regulations: State-by-State

Nearly 80% of the world’s prescription painkillers are consumed in the United States, a number that increased substantially from 2000 to 2010 according to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians' 2011 testimony to Congress. States have had to take a long, hard look at their policies for regulating prescription of

Opioid-Prescribing Doctor Target of Federal Investigation

Controversy over opioid use isn’t limited to their potential long-term health impacts and the overdose epidemic sweeping the nation. Prominent pain specialist Dr. Lynn Webster, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following a rash of patient deaths related

Opioid Misuse Implicated in More Deaths than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

Opioid use is on the rise in the United States, and we should be concerned. Commonly referred to as prescription painkillers, the number of opioid prescriptions nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, with roughly the same number of patients visiting doctors for pain conditions in that time. Opioids work on