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Health Officials Worry as HIV Cases in Indiana Grow

The number of new HIV infections in Scott County, Indiana, has risen to 142, prompting local and state officials to call it a public-health emergency. 661 more words

Paper Review-Initiation into Injection Drug Use and Prescription Opioids

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. Apologies! Just finished up a big experiment and grant proposal. My goal is to release a few small posts over the next few days and here’s the first: 371 more words

Drug Addiction

Opioid overdose prevention in Saskatchewan

Watch above: Medical professionals gathered for a two-day conference in Saskatoon to combat opioid abuse. Meaghan Craig finds out what attendees hope to accomplish through opioid substitute therapy. 643 more words

Canada

The patient who helped me understand that I really don't understand pain

I often get asked about my “worst patient” or “most memorable call.”  Surprisingly, it’s really not the gory stuff that sticks out.  For me, it’s the patients that really make me think – that help me learn. 484 more words

Emergency Medicine

When Prosecution Replaces Prescription

When Prosecution Replaces Prescription 

By Lynn Webster, MD

POSTED: JUNE 11, 2014

Chances are that most of us know someone with disabling chronic pain. Spotting these people is not very easy. 299 more words

Chronic Pain

Common Prescription Drugs That Are Abused

Substance abuse is a growing concern as more people are forming this destructive habit. The problem is particularly rampant among teenagers who are finding it easier to get their fix. 361 more words

Addiction

Healthstyles: A Tale from the Cribs & Chronic Pain in the news is (mostly) all bad

Tune in to CHMP’s Healthstyles Radio Thursday, April 9th, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City and streamed online… 445 more words

Healthstyles