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While epidemic rages, opioids remain key component in treating cancer pain

While some of those efforts have netted positive results, they can also create unintended consequences affecting those who arguably need opioids most: Cancer patients ... the associated bills: A recen... read more

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

Many patients take progressively higher doses of oral opioids without ... for refractory cancer pain: impact on pain, drug-related toxicity, and survival. Journal of clinical oncology: official journa... 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

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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

Cost of breast cancer burdensome for many patients

Some lose their jobs, because they’re too sick to work or because they miss too many work days. The depletion of funds can affect patients ... The American Cancer Society paid for hotel stays during t... read more

‘Cancer Survivor’ Taking on New Meaning for Patients

She was given a drug called everolimus, which she continues to take. Since then, the cancer has not recurred. Now Bray returns for checkups alone. When patients learn they ... "And as of January 2014, ... read more

Medical marijuana helpful for cancer-linked symptoms

Kramer, M.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, reviewed evidence for medical uses of marijuana and cannabinoids. Kramer notes that marijuana and cannabinoids are used for nausea and vomiti... read more

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

Hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opioid ... including the American Academy of Pain Management, American Pharmacists Association, U.S. Pain Foundation, the Virginia Cancer Pain Initiative ... read more

Fluoride pills switched for cancer drugs at CVS

is a popular estrogen-blocking drug, used to treat many breast cancer patients with estrogen-receptor-positive cancers. Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society says the ... 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

Our culture and economic values share the blame for epic opioid crisis

Opioids affect us ... of millions of patients became potential customers. This was hugely consequential. When drugs are approved by the FDA, health insurance pays for them. The big money was not in ac... read more

Guidelines conflict for long-term opioid therapy in cancer survivors

The authors note that the CDC opioid guidelines distinguish between patients with cancer undergoing treatment, to whom the guidelines do not apply, and those who have completed treatment, to whom they ... read more

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