October 11, 2017
Treating chronic low back pain with approaches such as yoga and talk therapy is cost effective, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review announced this month. Will health plans respond by expanding coverage for non-pharmacologic therapies?
August 8, 2017
Could the solution to America’s opioid overdose crisis be as close as the nearest yoga studio?
March 2, 2017
New pain treatment guidelines underscore a now familiar disconnect: the gap between what patients need and what their health plans will pay for.
February 7, 2017
More patients are living longer with cancer – and that’s good news. But some face policies, health care providers and workplaces that are unprepared to support survivors. So explained a February webinar, “Global Cancer Survivorship: The Need for Integrative Care,” sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
January 26, 2017
This month’s change in presidential administrations prompted some final words – and policy – from federal agencies on the subject of opioids.
January 4, 2017
New polling data from The Boston Globe reveals that U.S. physicians are prescribing fewer opioids. But how does the trend impact patients – and the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic?
December 17, 2016
On December 6, 2016, the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management convened its third annual Summit on Balanced Pain…
December 16, 2016
Hepatitis C patients keep waiting…and waiting…and waiting.
December 8, 2016
There’s no way to address America’s prescription drug abuse crisis without balanced pain management, explained the National Institutes of Health’s Linda Porter, PhD, at Tuesday’s Summit on Balanced Pain Management.
September 8, 2016
Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic that kills 78 Americans every day, explains a new video from the Alliance for Patient Access. But as federal agencies, state lawmakers, professional organizations and inter-agency collaborations lay out different plans for addressing the epidemic, people must ask: Which plans will work? And which will curb abuse without undermining legitimate medical care for patients in pain?