Articles Written By: Steve Ariens, Pharmacist

This author has written 19 articles
When the Urine Test LIES

When the Urine Test LIES

By Steve Ariens. Many doctors are insisting that their chronic pain patients routinely have to take a urine test to determine if they are taking…
A Country of Drug Seekers

A Country of Drug Seekers

By Steve Ariens, PharmD. (Editor’s Note—For the past several years, retired pharmacist Steve Ariens has shared his thoughts about chronic pain from the perspective of…
Why Do My Medications Cost So Much?

Why Do My Medications Cost So Much?

By Steve Ariens, P.D. Pharmacist I started working in a local community pharmacy in the summer of 1967 as a pharmacy student. “Way back then”,…
Opiate Tolerance – FACT OR FICTION

Opiate Tolerance – FACT OR FICTION

By Steve Ariens, Ph.D. We often hear about chronic pain patients need to increase their dosage because of tolerance to their medication(s). Many of the…
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