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  • Indiana VA Hospital Cuts Opioids for All Vets
    September 27, 2017 | Articles

    The DEA raided the inside of Marion Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Indiana because they purchased 832,310 pills of hydrocodone. Within the first three-quarters of 2015, the quantity of hydrocodone progressed into more than one million pills. Today, the formerly investigated hospital accused of handing out opioids too freely is now cutting off all vet prescriptions...

  • News of champion golfer Tiger Woods being arrested for driving under the influence in the early morning hours of Memorial Day sent shockwaves across the nation with a mugshot that drove headlines. In a statement, Woods said the arrest was “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications”—not alcohol...

  • More people than ever are aware of the opioid epidemic so why are opioid alternatives so hard to come by for pain management? The answer could possibly be that health-insurance companies are making it difficult for patients to get reimbursed who undergo alternatives without approval or completing denying them in general.

  • Clarice Bromley, a patient of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and blogger explained, “A few days back, I went on my weekly visit to my general practitioner, this time to ask for my well overdue pain medication prescription. This was because I had waited three months after my pain medication ran out to renew it due to many people telling me how “reliant” I am on them. I guess I just wanted to prove everybody wrong.”

  • How to Taper Off Opioids
    April 18, 2017 | Articles

    Tapering off opioids not only places physical distress on your already painful body but the mental dilemma you may face while attempting to quit opioids is something you cannot understand unless you are in it. When you finally make the decision to seek alternative treatment options for your back pain, you didn't account for how hard it can actually be to stop...

  • Painkillers are supposed to kill your pain—but do they? Statistics show that an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids. Roughly 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide and out of that number, 2.1 million of those people are suffering from substance abuse - and were initially prescribed these prescription narcotics for the sole purpose of pain relief. From 1999 to 2015, over 183,000 people have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. So how can you manage the debilitating pain without opening the door to possible opioid addiction or worse, death?

  

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