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Pain Management

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Novel Program Helps People With HIV Manage Chronic Pain

β€” Intervention may be as efficacious as pharmacologic treatments, researchers suggest

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Opinion
Pain Doesn't Belong on a Scale of Zero to 10

The real answer is long, complicated, and not measurable in this one-dimensional way

Jul 02, 2024
Opinion
Seeking Justice for Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

The next move is up to the Sacklers

Jun 28, 2024
Supreme Court Rejects Purdue Pharma Settlement That Shielded Sacklers

In a 5-4 decision, justices blocked an agreement with victims and state and local governments

Jun 27, 2024
State Sues Two PBMs, Accusing Them of Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Arkansas AG says Express Scripts, Optum, and their subsidiaries benefited from the opioid crisis

Jun 25, 2024
Supreme Court Rejects Purdue Pharma Settlement That Shielded Sacklers

In a 5-4 decision, justices blocked an agreement with victims and state and local governments

State Sues Two PBMs, Accusing Them of Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Arkansas AG says Express Scripts, Optum, and their subsidiaries benefited from the opioid crisis

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Opinion
A Closer Look at Medetomidine and Its 'Unusual' Patient Presentations

Another drug has entered the drug supply

Jun 22, 2024
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Nurse Charged With Stealing Fentanyl, Replacing IV Drips With Tap Water

Many of the patients developed serious infections, and 16 died

Jun 18, 2024
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Lost Chances to Treat Overdose Survivors Documented in New Medicare Study

Findings also highlight the difficulty of managing chronic pain

Jun 18, 2024
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Some Hawking Stem Cells Say They Can Treat Almost Anything. They Can't.

Attorneys general in several states have sued businesses for false claims

Jun 17, 2024
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Opinion
I Tried to Protect My Mother From Dying in Pain. The Law Robbed Her of That Dignity.

It's time to clear the roadblocks to Medical Aid in Dying in the U.S.

Jun 16, 2024
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Opinion
An Older Woman's Chronic Pain Is Not 'All in Her Head'

There are serious consequences of under-managed pain

Jun 05, 2024
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In RA, Poorly Controlled Pain Portends Even More Serious Problems

Australian study documents risks for life-threatening complications

May 31, 2024
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Legal Marijuana Leads to More Hospital Trips for Older Adults

ED visits tripled after edible cannabis was legalized in Canada

May 20, 2024
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Hospital Waterbirth Tied to Less Pain, Increased Patient Satisfaction

Ongoing trial tests giving birth in a filled inflatable tub versus land birth

May 18, 2024
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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dropped in 2023, but Experts Say It's Too Soon to Celebrate

About 107,500 people died of overdoses last year

May 15, 2024
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Opinion
Fraudulent Practices Abound in Post-Accident Healthcare

These costs often fall unfairly on patients and insurance providers

May 09, 2024
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Opinion
I Didn't Truly Understand Opioid Addiction Until It Killed My Son

Despite being a doctor, I learned too late that substance use disorder is a treatable disease

May 07, 2024
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Opinion
What If States Paid People to Stop Using Drugs and Smoking?

This underutilized strategy has proven effective

May 04, 2024
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Opinion
Narcan May Have Moved Over-the-Counter, but It’s Still Underutilized

The potential of this lifesaving medicine will only be achieved if it is truly accessible to all

May 01, 2024
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