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Opioid prescribing guidelines frustrate cancer doctors as well as their patients

Opioids are a mainstay of pain relief for cancer patients, so it may not be surprising that many feel victimized by efforts to curb the nation's opioid addiction epidemic by limiting access to prescri... read more

An ethical dilemma for doctors: When is it OK to prescribe opioids?

Should prescription opioids be used at all? And if so, how? The question is obviously important for clinicians, but the rest of us – patients – should understand what our doctors and ... term opioid t... read more

Opioid regulations worry chronic pain patients, doctors

The CDC’s 2016 guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain suggest doctors ... as well as the amount of work it takes to care for chronic pain patients, Dubosky said. “It’s emotional to discuss ... read more

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Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

Many people who die of opioid overdoses got addicted to the drugs after they were prescribed for common problems. This study included 861 doctors in San Diego County who prescribed opioids to 170 pati... read more

Doctors question how CDC's voluntary opioid guidelines would really work

As providers consider the opioid prescribing ... care doctors treating patients with chronic pain. Physicians, however, have said they expect the guidelines to be adopted by licensing boards and other ... read more

Wolf announces new opioid guidelines for sports medicine and orthopedics

“Being here with these student athletes and the medical professionals charged with their care while at ... injury and was prescribed too many opioids by a well-meaning doctor. That’s why these new pre... read more

Can we nudge our way to responsible opioid prescribing?: COLUMN

When doctors changed their post-operative prescribing for one procedure to follow new guidelines ... periods when patients are potentially highly susceptible to adverse effects of opioids,” Jena added ... read more

Doctors Eager for CDC Guidelines on the Prescribing of Opioids

Since these patients ... opioids should be used to treat chronic pain that is not cancer related or for palliative care. A previous poll of 602 physicians on the SERMO social network in August found t... read more

New guidance for safe opioid prescribing for hospitalized patients with acute pain

For hospitalized patients, pain is an all-too-common part of the experience. Even among U.S. patients who have not undergone surgery, more than half receive at least one dose of an opioid for acute pa... read more

Connecticut Doctors Still Overprescribe Painkillers

The opioid epidemic began in 1996 when the Federal Drug Administration approved OxyContin (a strong, long-acting opioid medicine) for patients with chronic non-cancer ... for their slow responses to t... read more

CDC urges doctors to curb prescribing painkillers

Prescription ... if patients show significant improvement. For short-term pain, the CDC recommends limiting opioids to three days of treatment, when possible. The guidelines do not apply to doctors wh... read more

Chronic pain sufferers feel new regulations on opioid prescriptions

Close to 10,000 People Have Gotten Cancer ... in their medication.” Earlier this year, the Pain News Network conducted a study of chronic pain patients and physicians. The study marked the one-year an... read more

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