StrategyPatients Struggle to Find Prescription Opioids After NY Tax Drives Out Suppliers
Pain patients in New York have lost access to vital medicine since July 2019, when the state implemented an excise...
Clinical CarePatients Want A 'Good Death' At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families
When it comes to where we die, the U.S. has reached a tipping point. Home is now the most common...
Clinical CareEffort To Control Opioids In An ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients In Pain
Patients say the diluted medicine doesn't give the same pain relief as a direct injection.
Clinical CarePleasant Providers Lessen Patient Pain
Survey links empathetic clinicians and higher patient pain management, satisfaction scores.
Clinical CareSurgeons' Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick
A new data analysis shows that even as the CDC issued warnings, surgeons handed out many times the number of...
Clinical CareAdopt This Program to Treat Pediatric Chronic Pain Without Opioids
In this inpatient program, patients are weaned off opioid medications while participating in a wide range of therapy and coping...
Don't Just Blame Drug Companies for the Opioid Crisis
Expert says the healthcare system 'left an opening for industry, and they took the opening.'
StrategySackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin's Strength From Doctors, Sealed Testimony Shows
As OxyContin addiction spurred a national nightmare, a member of the family that has reaped billions of dollars from the...
Clinical CareMore States Say Doctors Must Offer Overdose Reversal Drug Along With Opioids
Such co-prescribing mandates are emerging as the latest tactic in a war against an epidemic that has claimed hundreds of...
Clinical CareHow a Children's Hospital Minimized Needle Pain
In pediatric settings, care bundles for needle procedures such as lidocaine administration and comfort positioning can significantly reduce pain.
Clinical CareChronic Pain Surgery: Too Risky, Too Costly
With high costs, risks of adverse events, and scant evidence of effectiveness, surgery for chronic pain is a prime example...
NursingNurses' Essential Oils Initiative Reduces Time to Intervention by 26 Minutes
A nurse-driven project assessed how essential oils affected patients with nausea and vomiting.