Articles on Pain

  • August 11, 2016 / 4 Comments NPR – Patients Seek Out Alternatives to Opioids in Treatment of Chronic Pain

    Opioids are often considered mandatory for treatment of chronic pain, but many patients would prefer an alternative. Doctors say those alternatives may also work better in some cases. Link to NPR All Things Considered

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  • June 05, 2015 / 2 Comments Pain is a vital sign

    Near the end of May, the New York Medical Society brought forward a resolution for the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates to consider. The focus of Resolution 707 is the 2001 Joint Commission standard to assess pain as the fifth vital sign. The drafters of the resolution claim that this standard has led […]

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  • April 06, 2015 / 426 Comments DEA Inflicts Harm on Chronic Pain Patients

    In an effort to curb opioid drug abuse and addiction, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued new rules that limit the accessibility of hydrocodone, putting chronic pain sufferers who rely on the drug in an impossible situation. The DEA’s new restrictions come after the decision to relabel hydrocodone as a Schedule II drug, making […]

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