Opioid contracts harm the doctor-patient relationship — EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Check out EDSinfo, a growing collection of over 4,000 articles: excerpts of news, research, treatments, tips, and personal stories about pain management, including the author's own unique commentary based upon their personal journey related to their diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Do opioid contracts harm the doctor-patient relationship? – KevinMD – Michael Kirsch, MD | October …

Breaking Free From Prohibition: A Human Rights Approach to Successful Drug Reform — Julian Buchanan PHD, MA, DIPSW

Image courtesy of Connor Tarter [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH6iW19p0jU[/embedyt] A commentary on opioids, prohibition and human rights courtesy of : JULIAN BUCHANAN PHD, MA, DIPSW DRUG POLICY, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS & HARM REDUCTION We have a global drug policy problem ‘Drug’ Prohibition is an archaic system rooted in the 1950s that’s had a devastating global impact upon …

HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Guide

On August 14th, 2018 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

Opioids, Legislation, and Healthcare Policy

As most of the pain community knows, the House of Representatives (HOR) passed HR6 in June 2018. Many of the provisions of HR6 are aimed at Medicare and Medicaid recipients. This bill makes several changes to state Medicaid programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. Check out the text summary of HR6 stating it: …

Elections 2018

Anticipating wide sweeping changes in 2019 to pain management healthcare policy, it is vitally important for the pain community to "get out the vote" in November, 2018. For a recap summarizing the pain community's concerns, be sure to check out Pain Advocacy Coalition's (PAC) platform. Primarily, there is an unspoken rule to make pain management issues …

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