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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

SULLUM: Punishing patients won't reduce opioid deaths

A patient with metastatic prostate cancer ... of high dose opioid use,” the CMS said, while patients with chronic pain who have been functioning well on opioids for years “are afraid of being forced t... read more

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U of M study warns a dangerous opioid combination is becoming more common

The study by researchers at the University of Minnesota found that the percentage of patients who were prescribed ... The CDC issued guidelines in 2016 urging doctors to avoid prescribing opioids alon... read more


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

Medical Marijuana: Lawmakers split as potential patients keep hope for treatment

Some swear it takes away their pain from cancer ... Because having the option for doctors to prescribe or recommend medical marijuana to their patients helps us with perhaps the worst problem in Kentu... 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

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

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

Punishing Patients Won’t Reduce Opioid Deaths

Physicians ... patients of abrupt discontinuation and rapid taper of high dose opioid use," the CMS said, while patients with chronic pain who have been functioning well on opioids for years "are afra... read more



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