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All About Opioids and Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

All About Opioids and Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

Treatment options for OIC
Although opioids are very effective for treating and managing pain, their use frequently results in opioid-induced constipation (OIC). 132 more words

Chronic Pain

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a strategy to manage known or potential serious risks associated with a drug product and is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks. 72 more words

Chronic Pain

America's Pain Killer Problem is Growing, Federal Data Shows

New federal data released Wednesday reveals the state of America’s pain killer use.

According to the numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the percentage of adults age 20 and over using prescription pain killers remains significantly higher than in the past, with people also taking stronger painkillers than before. 273 more words

Daily Prompt The Loneliness of Illness

I feel truly lonely when I’m seriously ill.  The last time I was sick was when I was dealing with Percocet addiction, and taking a cocktail of about 15 pills a day for depression, pain, insomnia, hot flashes, and then all of the side effects from drug interactions.  911 more words

From Gold Thongs to Opioid Receptors: The Placebo Effect

Great Expectations

Rumor has it that when his batting average was precipitously low, Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi would slip on a gold thong before the game for some extra luck at the plate.   1,558 more words

Are Doctors Being Trained Enough To Treat Chronic Pain?

Not enough doctors have been adequately trained to treat chronic pain, according to a new review of studies.

Published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, researchers from Henry Ford Hospital reviewed studies and standards regarding the management of chronic pain in patients, as well as training in treating chronic pain among doctors. 335 more words

Naloxone! Naloxone! Naloxone! Three Cheers for Naloxone!!!

Opiate Overdose is a hot topic these days. The statistics are grim.  Drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death in 2012 among people 25 to 64 years old. 406 more words

Harm Reduction