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Some doctors unaware of long-term side effects of cancer care

Doctors need to be better educated about the significant long-term side effects of chemotherapy that may affect their cancer survivor patients, according to new research published Wednesday in advance ... 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

Top opioid prescribers include non-specialists

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends opioids should be used to mitigate pain from cancer, at the end of life ... practitioners and physician assistants. Drug largess makes doctors ... read more

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A Cancer Survivor’s Case for Cannabis

What many fail to realize — myself included — is most of the controversy surrounding marijuana and the original “War on Drugs ... pain in hopes of using my experience to prevent other cancer patients ... 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

Virtual-reality worlds filled with penguins and otters are a promising alternative to painkillers

Opioid painkillers were previously used only in specialist cases, such as short-term pain after surgery or terminal cancer pain. But a campaign by the American Pain Society ... many or selling them on ... 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

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

Managing Chronic Pain: Opioids Are Often Not the Answer

The issue isn’t whether opioid painkillers have a role in managing chronic pain, such as that caused by cancer ... non-drug approaches, such as physical or behavioral therapy. If such approaches fail ... read more

Opinion: Medicare pilot will hurt seniors

In the process, it could disrupt care for many thousands of cancer ... drug prices, and work with us on comprehensive approaches that ensure Medicare patients receive the care they need and deserve. J... 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

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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