Tag Archives: Opioid

Viewpoints: People In Serious Pain Are Latest Victims Of Opioid Crisis; Statins Can’t Do It Alone. Doctors Need To Be Asking Patients More Questions.

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. Los Angeles Times: One Of Us Was A Pain Patient Saved By Opioids, The Other Was An Addict. We Both Deserve A Solution Opioids have figured prominently in both our lives. For Kate, they were a lifeline after a surgical mishap left her unable to sit,… Read More »

Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Doctors may be pulling out their prescription pads less often for opioid medications, but not everyone’s on the same page yet. New research found that initial prescriptions for the addictive painkillers have dropped by around 50 percent. “The good news is that we’re making progress curtailing prescription opioids, but we… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »