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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 ... read more

The Health 202: There are still a lot of questions about Medicare-for-all

claims further that guidelines for prescribing powerful painkillers seem to mimic marketing from opioid maker Purdue Pharma ... home for a child isn’t dependent on their wealth.” The health status and ... read more

The Importance Of Patient-Centric Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Some non-cancer chronic pain patients have reported that their physicians ... from alternative, non-opioid pain treatments. Notably, in 2016, the CDC laid the groundwork for risk stratification in its ... read more

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Pa. moves to expand limits on opioid prescriptions

One bill in the package imposes a seven-day limit on opioid ... room patients. The bill maintains exceptions for the judgment of the prescribing doctor that a longer prescription is necessary to ... read more

CDC Clarifies Opioid Prescribing Guideline

ATLANTA -- Clinicians who prescribe opioids to control chronic pain in cancer patients, palliative care, and end-of-life care should follow recommendations of clinical practice guidelines ... ... read more

HHS: Prescribe naloxone to patients at high risk for opioid overdose

HHS issued new guidance today that recommends prescribing or co-prescribing naloxone and providing education about this treatment in patients ... their decision to encourage this. However, with these ... read more

CDC warns doctors about the dangers of prescribing opioid painkillers

But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the guidelines ... is pushing physicians for more responsible prescribing. The departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense ... read more

The Authors of the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Advice Say It Has Been 'Misimplemented' in a Way That Hurts Patients

In a New England Journal of Medicine commentary published today, the authors of the opioid prescribing guidelines ... stretch for physicians with patients who exceed this arbitrary threshold, ... read more

New tool helps physicians learn if their opioid prescribing is appropriate

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has issued guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing for treating chronic non-cancer pain. Many hospitals have also adopted their own ... read more

New opioid guidelines aim to cut use of narcotics

TORONTO—Updated opioid-prescribing guidelines released Monday encourage doctors to avoid giving the powerful narcotics as a first-line treatment to patients with chronic, non-cancer pain and ... or ... 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 ... read more

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