Tools to identify, rescue victims of opioid overdoses outlined in book

She said so many people depend pain medicine and opioids are being ... while others suffering from chronic pain become addicted to painkillers.

Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study Finds

A newly released survey of nearly 3,000 medical cannabis patients found that nearly all respondents said they could reduce their opioid consumption ...

Green council says no to medical pot sales and cultivation in the city

Councilman “Skip” Summerville, who said he could potentially be a candidate for medical marijuana because of chronic arthritic pain, said: “It doesn't ...

Long-term opioids for chronic pain: alcohol abuse/dependence carries a high toll

In the year after long-term opioid medication use, patients with chronic pain and a history of alcohol abuse or dependence (AAD) are 5 times...

Study shows Michigan has largest opioid decrease in workers compensation

The amended rules began in 2014 and prevented reimbursements for opioid treatment beyond 90 days for non-cancer related chronic pain, unless ...

Primary Care Needs — and Deserves — More Research Dollars

My patient wanted to discuss two things: 1) an article he read online about a miracle back surgery that could cure chronic pain and...

Over Half of All Opioid Prescriptions Go to Mentally Ill Patients, Study Finds

Prior research indicated that people with mental health disorders have higher rates of chronic pain, opioid prescriptions, and long-term opioid use, but ...

The back pain industry is full of crooked methods, book claims

“When you're in pain, you're in no position to ask a lot of questions,” she told CBC. “Most people who are in chronic pain...

How to fix Canada’s opioid crisis: It starts with pain and the prescription pad

Prevention of chronic pain can include interventions such as vaccination to prevent post-herpetic neuralgia. Patients also need other accessible and ...

What is fentanyl? 10 things to know about the potentially deadly drug

... (as anesthesia), cancer patients already receiving maintenance opioid medication for pain or patients with chronic pain who need around-the-clock ...