August 23, 2016
Opioid-related deaths have tripled since 1999. Now, innovative hospitals are combatting opioid abuse by rethinking how they help patients manage surgical pain. In its recent webinar, the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies spotlighted several hospitals’ work toward better understanding – and minimizing – opioid abuse.
June 28, 2016
The opioid abuse epidemic continues to generate state laws aimed at reducing opioid misuse and overdose.
June 2, 2016
Pain advocates on this side of the Atlantic could learn from our European counterparts when considering how to advance balanced pain management.
May 17, 2016
Balanced pain management offers an opportunity to better manage pain, control rising costs and reduce the potential for opioid abuse, explains a new white paper from the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management.
April 14, 2016
A new plan to address chronic pain has garnered overwhelming support from patient advocates.
March 17, 2016
Following a lengthy and controversial process, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Tuesday on prescribing opioids for pain.
February 23, 2016
Broad and bipartisan concern about the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic has led the National Governors Association (NGA) to contemplate guidelines of its own.
February 9, 2016
President Barack Obama’s 2017 fiscal year budget reflects the White House’s growing concerns about the abuse and misuse of opioids.
January 14, 2016
A safer, more comprehensive approach to managing pain before, during and after surgery exists – yet not all patients can access it.