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How Do Opioids Work To Relieve Pain?

Opioids, also called opiates or narcotics, are one of the oldest painkillers in existence. In fact, some sources suggest that opiates have been used since 1500 B.C. Today the use and abuse of opioids is a hot topic. However, because some of the forms of opioids go by other names, [...]

By | 2017-07-07T15:12:15+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a powerful class of painkillers derived from opium that come from the poppy plant. These drugs, which come in pill or liquid form, are available by prescription and can help relieve your worst pain. The pills may be prescribed after surgery, and sometimes to chronic pain sufferers. But, [...]

By | 2017-06-28T14:02:46+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Tags: |2 Comments

The Dangers Of Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping is the practice of obtaining prescription medications, often narcotic painkillers, from multiple physicians. With the rates of pain medication abuse and overdose at alarmingly high levels in recent years, doctor shopping is a major source of concern for physicians and pharmacies everywhere. What is doctor shopping? The practice [...]

By | 2017-04-04T14:43:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

New Opioid Guidelines – What You Need To Know

In March 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new opioid guidelines. A draft of new opioid guidelines was previously introduced in October of 2015 sparking immediate concern and controversy. The finalized guidelines introduce new prescriber recommendations as well as strong language aimed at monitoring for over [...]

By | 2016-11-17T15:36:08+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Latest In Pain Research And Alternative Treatments This Month

This month on Pain Doctor, we covered everything from the latest in pain research to alternative treatments (and how to afford them) to the most stressful life events (and how to handle them). The latest pain research  One of the most exciting breakthroughs in pain research and treatment was the [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:21:52+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Opioids In The News

Opioids have dominated medical news in the past several years, and with good reason. With opioid deaths reaching a new peak of over 47,000 people in the U.S. in 2014, more and more medical professionals, lawmakers, and patients are realizing that this class of medications, once touted as a miracle [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:21:58+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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