Doctor And Patient

How to Talk to Your Pain Doctor – One Patient’s Response

Editor’s Note: Recently Dr. Richard Radnovich wrote a piece suggesting to pain patients ways to improve their interactions with their doctors. It caused some lively response. One of our contributors, a pain patient, asked if he could write a counter-point,…

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Luggage

Taking Your Opiates on Vacation

Summer travel and vacation season is coming up. Many of my patients are looking forward to getting away. If you are a chronic pain patient, planning a vacation has an extra level of complexity and potential hassle: managing your medications,…

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dea

DEA Announces Largest-Ever Prescription Drug Operation

The Drug Enforcement Administration apparently is intensifying its efforts on what it believes is pain medication abuse in the United States. The DEA and federal prosecutors have announced they’ve made 280 arrests, including 22 doctors and pharmacists in four southern…

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NIH deadline

The National Pain Strategy – A Recipe for Parity?

The public comment period for the National Pain Strategy expires today (May 20th). “I think it’s a great step forward for researchers in the pain field and most importantly for patients with chronic pain,” said Dr. Seth Lederman, President and…

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