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Why Changing The Term ‘Painkiller’ To ‘Pain Reliever’ Is Unlikely To Make A Difference
Why Changing The Term ‘Painkiller’ To ‘Pain Reliever’ Is Unlikely To Make A DifferenceFebruary 12, 2020 11:15 amA government adviser has suggested rebranding painkillers to curb overuse. But is this a "style over substance" approach?Read More
How I beat an addiction to prescribed opioids
How I beat an addiction to prescribed opioidsFebruary 12, 2020 11:15 amIf you saw me walking down the street, a white, middle-class guy in his 60s, I doubt you’d think I could be someone who was once addicted to opioids. But I was, and I’m sharing my story about this journey to help people understand that addiction can happen to anybody, and quite often starts innocently.Read More
Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care
Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health CareFebruary 12, 2020 11:14 amDr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and several other tests. But later, in the treatment area, when Corl met the man and lifted his shirt...Read More
As cases of misuse rise, be diligent when filling gabapentin prescriptions
As cases of misuse rise, be diligent when filling gabapentin prescriptionsFebruary 12, 2020 11:13 amToxicologists, health care practitioners, and others are noticing an alarming trend as physicians have begun prescribing fewer opioids: Gabapentin prescriptions and subsequent misuse of the painkiller have increased.Read More
Why every physician should be on YouTube
Why every physician should be on YouTubeFebruary 12, 2020 11:12 amIf you talk to anyone you know, it’s very likely they will tell you that they are on some form of social media. Whether this is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or YouTube, most people are on at least 1 to 2 forms of social media these days.Read More
Dr. Shuchita Garg talks about safe alternatives to opioids
Dr. Shuchita Garg talks about safe alternatives to opioidsFebruary 12, 2020 11:12 amChronic pain is an issue that millions of people deal with on a daily basis. With the over-prescription of opioids, the world has fallen into a crisis – with over 40,000 people dying of opioid-related causes every year.Read More
Doctors, a tech revolution is coming
Doctors, a tech revolution is comingFebruary 12, 2020 11:11 amWhat if I told you just a few years ago that Amazon — a budding e-commerce startup — would come to disrupt the multi-billion dollar retail industry. I seriously doubt that anyone could have given it a serious thought...Read More
Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?
Why Did the Pentagon Push the FDA to Approve a Powerful New Opioid?February 3, 2020 4:17 pmIn November 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved America’s newest opioid, a formulation of sufentanil called Dsuvia. Sufentanil is the strongest prescription painkiller available—five to 10 times more potent than its parent drug fentanyl, which is in turn 30-50 times more potent than heroin...Read More
Ronald Melzack, Cartographer of Pain, Is Dead at 90
Ronald Melzack, Cartographer of Pain, Is Dead at 90February 3, 2020 4:15 pmThe theory that he and a colleague devised deepened medicine’s understanding of pain and how it is best measured and treated.Read More
Spinal injury researchers find a sweet spot for stem cell injections
Spinal injury researchers find a sweet spot for stem cell injectionsFebruary 3, 2020 4:14 pmScientists believe they have found a safer way to inject stem cells into injured spinal cords, avoiding the risk of further injury while accelerating the uptake of regenerative cells.Read More

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