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 […]

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.

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 […]