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March 16, 2016

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge doctors to take it easy in prescribing the potentially killer drugs, making it clear that overprescribing is driving an epidemic of opioid... Read more

March 03, 2016
According to a recent report from The Hill, "Twenty-six percent of U.S. adults say they have been personally harmed by the healthcare law since its passage — a... Read more
March 03, 2016

According to Modern Healthcare Magazine, "In a major win for the industry, health insurers will not be forced to have minimum quantitative standards when designing their networks of hospitals and doctors for 2017,... Read more

March 03, 2016
According to Forbes, "The nation's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have fared worse than publicly traded health insurance companies on the new health insurance exchanges, with many of these plans losing... Read more
March 03, 2016
Although opioids are one of the most valuable treatment modalities for alleviating chronic and acute pain, the World Health Organization estimates more than 5 billion people worldwide have little or no access to... Read more
February 11, 2016

President Obama on Tuesday announced additional measures to curb the country's prescription drug abuse and heroin use epidemic.

His "two-pronged approach" includes $1 billion in new mandatory funding over the... Read more

February 05, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced a new plan to refocus its efforts on curbing opioid-related deaths.

There were 18 893 deaths involving prescription opioids in the US in 2014, up 16... Read more

November 04, 2015

Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group... Read more

November 04, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapies may be effective in treating insomnia in patients with chronic pain, according to research published in the journal Sleep.

Nicole Tang, DPhil, CPsychol, from the Department of... Read more

November 04, 2015

Counseling patients who have chronic pain about how to find balance in their lives is important, because patients in pain often seek pleasure and may go too far to find it, according to a speaker at a session here.... Read more

October 22, 2015

Prescription drug abuse and heroin use have taken a heartbreaking toll on too many Americans and their families, while straining law enforcement and treatment programs. Today, the President will travel to West... Read more

September 18, 2015

Abuse of prescription painkillers was more likely to occur among adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns vs. adolescents who live in large urban areas, a new study has found. Findings from the study are... Read more