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 […]

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 […]

Utilizing the palliative care “loophole” in chronic pain management

DEA rings in 2018 with fear-mongering resolutions The DOJ is successfully escalating angst among general practitioners, already reluctant to prescribe narcotics above guidelines established by the CDC out of fear of being targeted as outliers by the DEA. In turn many patients with intractable pain are forced to “make due” with what pain medication they […]