Integrated Care

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Urges Interdisciplinary Approach

November 29, 2018

Before Justin Minyard was keynote speaker at this week’s fifth annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management in Washington, DC, he was a respondent at the Pentagon on September 11.  A high-level interrogator serving the United States Army during tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And a prime example of why comprehensive, integrative pain management is critical.

Is Innovation the Answer to America’s Opioid Epidemic?

June 22, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two generic versions of an innovative drug to treat opioid addiction, increasing available treatment options for Americans fighting addiction.  The move underscores a growing realization among policymakers, regulators and industry: to address the opioid crisis, innovative solutions must be readily available.

How Policymakers Can Redefine Pain Management

May 9, 2018

More than 42,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2016.  Meanwhile, millions of other Americans suffer from chronic pain. The situation poses a difficult question for policymakers: How do we meet the needs of pain patients without contributing to the national opioid crisis?

What Medicare’s Opioid Policy Left Out

March 22, 2018

More than 1,000 people per day receive treatment in emergency rooms across the country for misusing prescription opioids. And approximately 115 Americans die daily from opioid overdose.

Balancing Opioid Policy and Pain Management

March 2, 2018

Thursday marked the White House Opioid Summit, which welcomed 200 affected Americans to discuss the crisis with Cabinet members.  President Donald Trump declared the opioid abuse epidemic a public health emergency last fall.

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

November 17, 2017

“I didn’t like feeling like a victim.  I liked feeling like a warrior.”  So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger – who told her story of overcoming Lyme disease at the annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management.  The summit featured U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) as well as members of the regulatory community, nonprofits, industry, and patient groups to explore the value of a multi-prong approach to pain treatment.

The Generation that Ends the Opioid Epidemic

October 27, 2017

President Donald Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, announcing, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.”  But how?