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What Causes An Opioid Overdose?

Opioids are a hot topic right now as the Centers for Disease Control recently released new guidelines for healthcare providers to follow before and during any opioid therapy treatment. This is especially important because these suggested guidelines lay down specific steps for providers to follow. Many of these focus on treating chronic pain in general. [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:38-07:00September 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 New Prescription Pain Medication Research Findings

Pain is almost never a good sign and it affects more people in the U.S. than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The main treatment for pain comes from prescription pain medications most of which are known as opioids. These meds are extremely valuable when fighting chronic pain, but can lead to some serious side [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:44-07:00August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Opioid Initiatives And Laws Seek to Curtail Access

With a burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives, the U.S. government is beginning to change drug laws to restrict access and stop the mounting public health crisis. One big change occurred in late 2014, when the federal government rescheduled hydrocodone combination medications, such as Vicodin, from Schedule 3 to Schedule 2. [...]

2016-10-24T14:04:02-07:00February 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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