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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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