Recently, drug deaths have dramatically increased, and people are starting to wonder whether having Naloxone, the anti-overdose drug, available to police, drug taker’s families and friends would reduce the amount of people who actually die from overdose. 232 more words
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How Did We Get Here?
A Past Society President On the Opioid Crisis
To the Editor:
As a pain physician with experience treating chronic pain patients over the past 30 years—initially as medical director of the Boston Pain Center, subsequently the Presbyterian Hospital Pain Center and currently Carolina Pain Associates—I need to share my thoughts on the current health care crisis as it affects patients who have acute and chronic pain. 65 more words
CHICAGO (AP) — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found. 247 more words
With over 30 million people suffering from back pain alone, and being estimated to affect 80% of people at least once in their lives, chronic pain is extremely pervasive in our society. 89 more words
Deaths from overdoses caused by heroin and other opioids has risen in Massachusetts, and has even impacted Watertown. The Watertown Fire Department is one of the first departments to have access to an antidote for overdoses. 262 more words
Sorry I haven’t been posting very much. That’s the thing with CRPS in your hands, typing can really hurt. I’m looking at ways to sort that out. 564 more words
CVS Caremark, the country’s largest drug dealer in overall sales, announced that it planned to stop selling semi-synthetic opioids from the dumpster out back.
“We have About 26,000 cooks and dealers helping customers manage chronic problems like the shakes, cold sweats, and the feeling of ants crawling over ones skin” said Larry J. 25 more words