American Pain Society Seeks OK To Call It Quits — Broaches possible Chapter 7 dissolution amidst lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

”The American Pain Society and its global arm, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), promote opioid use, especially for chronic, noncancer pain and it is an organization with longstanding ties to Purdue that were the subject of a Senate investigation in 2017,” the House members’ report said. “The investigation revealed that multiple …

How cancer introduces a paradoxical treatment of chronic pain in America

The difference between my pain and that of a cancer patient is one small word called “non”. If the word “non” is part of my diagnosis, then it unequivocally engenders nearly all facets of my treatment.

Scott Gottlieb’s glib rhetoric won’t stop chronic pain patients from speaking up and asserting their rights.

In a report by Pat Anson published in Pain News Network on July 9, 2018 concerning the FDA Public Hearing with chronic pain patients, a rather cautious hopefulness is expressed in her final remarks: “Unfortunately, the fact remains that there are still too many prescriptions being written for opioids,” FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said …

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A necessary renaissance of “Primum non nocere”

We in the intractable pain community have rightfully adopted and adapted “First, Do No Harm” in an effort to emphasize the disasterous consequences of the 2016 CDC Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain. By declaring an Opioid Epidemic/Crisis, the federal government and many states have made the decision to blindly enforce the CDC recommendations. Within one year, they have sewn the seeds for another devastating watershed: the Opioid Refugee Crisis.