Recent Posts

rest-in-peace
Posted in Chronic Pain News

How Mainstream Media Values Lives In the Opiate Crisis

Share the News
  • 23
  •  
  •  
  • 6
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    29
    Shares

I challenge mainstream media to report the whole story regarding the loss of life around the opiate crisis

Like
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading...
AMA_Logo_img
Posted in Chronic Pain News

AMA Board of Trustees Strengthens its Position on Misapplication of CDC Guidelines

Share the News
  • 19
  •  
  •  
  • 6
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    25
    Shares

June 10 2019 updated recommendation from the AMA Board of Trustees – Inappropriate CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

Like
Continue Reading...
rat-park
Posted in Drug Abuse Op-Eds

Does Limited Choice Encourage Opiate Addiction or Prevent It?

Share the News
  • 8
  •  
  •  
  • 6
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    14
    Shares

Researcher bias can confine results to outcomes which support pre-experimental beliefs and then contributes to misinformation which taints the remainder of the scientific community

Like
Continue Reading...
Posted in Drug Abuse Drug Treatment

The Role of Delta FosB in the Neuroplastic Brain Reward Circuitry

Share the News
  • 8
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    11
    Shares

Delta FosB the switch that turns addictive behavior on and off.

Like
Continue Reading...
Posted in Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Is a National War on Prescription Opiates Justified?

Share the News
  • 58
  •  
  •  
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    62
    Shares

With a national response of limiting medication for chronic pain based on the death rate related to chronic pain, a rational question to ask would be, would America stand for a similar approach in a response to deaths related to Diabetes?

Like
Continue Reading...
cadillac_escalade-escalade-esv_cadillac-escalade-esv_2019-1555000754425
Posted in Op-Eds

The Cadillac of Anesthesia Returns

Share the News
  • 7
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    8
    Shares

Even though some are couching it the context of something newly discovered, us old goats know it just isn’t so.

Like
Continue Reading...
the-clinical-journal-of-pain-logo
Posted in Chronic Pain News

Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain Intensity and Function

Share the News
  • 11
  •  
  •  
  • 24
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    35
    Shares

Greater sleep disturbance was associated with greater pain intensity, worse function, greater emotional distress, lower positive affect, and higher levels of catastrophizing.

Like
Continue Reading...
HHS-Logo
Posted in CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Excerpts from Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report May 2019

Share the News
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

The most encouraging information from this publication was seeing policies makers acknowledge what many in the chronic pain community has been saying since 2015, but more than that was seeing the 2016 CDC Guidelines placed in context

Like
Continue Reading...
Ohio-department-of-health-logo
Posted in Ohio Guidelines and Regulation

Why File a Complaint with a State Medical Board

Share the News
  • 26
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    27
    Shares

All patients should understand this, they can’t be compelled to sign away their rights for legal counsel as a condition for being treated for a medical problem, this is a protected right under federal and state law in all fifty states.

Like
Continue Reading...
Ohio-department-of-health-logo
Posted in Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

Share the News
  • 151
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    154
    Shares

If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

Like
Continue Reading...