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March 2015
Why We Oppose Missouri’s Prescription Monitoring Program Bill
  1. The PMP cannot be checked before a prescription is written.

  2. People with substance use disorders are treated as criminals instead of being offered treatment.

  3. Privacy concerns.

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Pain Issues in the News

Pain and poor sleep: “Few people may know that the relationship between sleep and pain seems to go both ways.” Continue

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Integrative Medicine Updates

Cleveland Clinic: Hands On Approach May Help with Migraine Headaches

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Congress pressures FDA to finalize opioid guidance. In order to avoid a $20 million cut in funding, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must publish its long-awaited guidance on abuse-deterrent opioids no later than the end of June.

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For Your Patients and Practice

New Clinical Trial: Treating chronic pain in Gulf War illness with yoga.

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Updates from the Academy

“We are getting calls from people all over the country with people having trouble getting medications…. I do think the up-scheduling of hydrocodone was part of creating this problem.” — Bob Twillman in an interview on why patients with legitimate prescriptions are being denied pain medications.

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