This Week in Pain: September 2, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: New Discussion Guide: Talking to Your Patients About Preparing for Prescription Opioid Emergencies Source: America Starts Talking and the American Academy of Pain Management – 9/2 “Do your patients have the most recent information about the safety precautions to be aware of when taking prescription opioids? Have you shared suggestions […]

Discussion Guide: Talking to Your Patients About Preparing for Prescription Opioid Emergencies

There are many questions and concerns to address with your patients who are living with pain at each appointment. But how often does the topic of preparing for an emergency related to their opioid medications come up? On average, 44 people in the United States die each day from prescription opioid pain medication, and more […]

This Week in Pain: August 27, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Engaging Providers, Patients, and Organizations on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain Source: CDC – 8/26 CDC invites providers, patients, and organization representatives to provide input on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain during a webinar presentation and discussion. The recommendations are intended for the prescribing […]

VA Clinics Meet Growing Demands of Migraine Management for Veterans

Migraine management at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinics closely adheres to guidelines and provides a high rate of veterans with triptans and preventive medications, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System, in West Haven, and Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, Conn., conducted the study to explore whether […]

DEA Testifies on Legitimate Prescription Drug Denials

The DEA is speaking up after months of taking the brunt of the blame in Florida’s prescription drug problem. The DEA is not backing down. Susan Langston with the DEA offered a prepared statement to patients who are unable to get legitimate pain medication. “Your voices have been heard by the DEA loud and clear,” […]