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The Truth about the US ‘Opioid Crisis’ – Prescriptions Aren’t the Problem

In this opinion piece published in The Guardian, neuroscientist Marc Lewis argues the use of the term “opioid crisis” disregards the distinctions between prescription opioid pain...
Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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WSJ: No Collusion To Worsen the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board addresses recent reports alleging that Congress colluded with drug distributors to exacerbate the opioid overdose epidemic. In passing the law at issue,...
Posted on Oct 25, 2017
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TED Talk: Former DOJ Attorney with Long-Term Pain Discusses Need for Level-Headed Opioid Policies

Former federal prosecutor Kate Nicholson discusses her experiences living with pain for nearly two decades and safely using opioids for pain management. She examines how the current approaches to...
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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Instead of Taking Pain Medications Away from Patients, Consider These Options

Proposals to address the drug overdose epidemic often entail removing opioid pain relievers from the market, which would devastate the lives of patients who need them. Alternative solutions that...
Posted on Oct 09, 2017
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Natural Disasters Endanger Patients on Life-Sustaining Medications

Hurricanes and other natural disasters pose a significant threat to individuals with chronic illnesses who heavily rely on life-sustaining medications. For example, people with pain are going...
Posted on Sep 13, 2017
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WSJ: Governments Exploit Overdose Epidemic To Pad Their Budgets

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal writes that state and local governments suing prescription opioid manufacturers have so far failed to show that the defendants’ alleged...
Posted on Aug 01, 2017
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Person with Pain Shares View from Other Side of Opioid Overdose Epidemic

A person with persistent pain offers a different perspective on the opioid overdose epidemic, explaining how it affects individuals who rely on pain medicine to function daily. While much needed...
Posted on Jul 28, 2017
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Opioid Overdose Epidemic Is Not Unprecedented

Nearly 150 years ago, the United States faced a similar opioid-related epidemic when doctors began injecting morphine to treat even the slightest complaint of pain. The change in how doctors...
Posted on Jul 24, 2017
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Sales of Naltrexone Skyrocket with Little Evidence To Support Its Use

Not a single published trial has compared long-acting naltrexone to methadone or buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Long-acting naltrexone’s appeal is largely its physical...
Posted on Jul 13, 2017
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