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Conflicting guidance on opioid prescribing can jeopardize pain management for patients with cancer

Persistent pain and recurrent episodes of pain are common for those who are living with cancer, or for those undergoing cancer treatment. When used properly, prescription opioids ... NCCN, American Me... read more

Painkiller crackdown sparks industry blowback

The forthcoming guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are meant to combat the abuse of drugs like Hyrdocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet, which many ... like cancer patients who ... read more

When Is an Opioid Safe to Take?

The CDC has recommended a three-day limit on prescription painkillers for patients, said Dr. Anita Gupta, an anesthesiologist and pain specialist who serves as the American Society of Anesthesiologist... read more

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Infections cause one in six cancer cases

One in six cancer cases worldwide are caused by infections, many of which are preventable or treatable ... chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society and conditions expert for CNN Health, wh... read more

Psychiatric Care of Lung Cancer Patients

An excellent resource for patients and families is the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), which ... essential components of the psychiatric care of lung cancer patients. Collaboration with ... read more

Doctor shows options beyond opioids when treating back pain

It’s among numerous treatment options ... sometimes opioid-based medications. Provenzano sees patients with a variety of pain issues, spanning from acute pain to chronic pain. Herniated discs, sciatic... read more

Many mistakenly believe alternative therapies can cure cancer

according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The group's second annual National Cancer Opinion Survey also found that many Americans oppose limiting cancer patients' access to opioid ... read more

Chiropractic: A safe, alternative treatment option for opioids

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 273, "Reducing Use of Certain Prescription Drugs" into ... (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids lo... read more

20 Pieces Of Legislation Are In Play At The Capitol To Stem California’s Opioid Problem. Here’s A Roundup.

The bill makes exceptions for chronic pain management, hospice and palliative-care patients, cancer ... American Society of Addiction Medicine treatment criteria, or a similar standard, as the minimum ... read more

Medtronic Launches the Control Workflow(SM) to Help Eliminate Oral Opioids and Provide Effective Pain Relief

Many people use oral opioids ... pain and device-delivered options are underutilized for appropriate patients, so we continue to innovate to maximize the value of proven treatments," said Charlie Cove... read more

Meet the Doctor Who Refuses to Stop Prescribing Opioids to Pain Patients

Many doctors will only prescribe opioids as a last resort. Dr. Forest Tennant, 76, says this regulatory backlash is preventing chronic pain sufferers from getting the drugs they ... he mostly treated ... read more

Can a nerve stimulator stop my back pain?

On Wednesday, it's Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. Question asked by Larry of New York I have had severe, chronic back and sciatic pain for many years ... for ... read more

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