Saturday, February 24, 2018



Response to the Surgeon General’s Opioid Pledge: It Misses the Point

Last week, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (formerly the American Academy of Pain Management) held its 27th Annual Meeting, educating attendees on a broad range of non-pharmaceutical treatments they could use to effectively, safely, and sanely treat patients in pain. Given the national furor over opioid prescribing, the meeting provided timely alternatives for nearly


Unexpected Patterns in 2014 Drug Overdose Data

The number of deaths from drug overdoses reached a new peak in 2014 – the equivalent of about 125 Americans every day – according to new county-level estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by an explosion in addiction to prescription opioids and heroin, death rates have reached a new

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