A Medical Legal View of Chronic Pain Management

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Don’t Punish Pain Rally Talk Show with Claudia recently interviewed Dr. Dan Laird on the current conditions of government regulations of opioids and law enforcements efforts to curb the use of prescription opioids by ratcheting up the arrests of physicians who treat pain.

Dr. Laird is a Nevada Anesthesiologist and Lawyer who treats chronic pain and defends patients who are inappropriately tapered, terminated or denied first line medications for treating pain.

Even though the CDC has issued several cautions about forced tapering or termination, clarified its positions that patients who had been on long term opioid treatments prior to the 2016 guidelines should remain on those medications and FDA, AMA having issued statements against forced tapering. Some doctors continue this practice.

This is a very informative talk which doctors, lawyers and chronic pain patients will benefit from. 

 

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