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New CDC Guidelines for Chronic Pain Relief & Opioid Use

In an effort to stem a rising tide of opiate addiction and overdose deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new opioid usage guidelines for physicians treating patients with chronic pain conditions. 2014 saw a record-breaking number of opioid overdose deaths, and 1 in 4 people with a chronic pain condition

FDA Regulates OxyContin For Pain Relief

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that class-wide safety labeling changes and post-market study requirements are being made for all extended-release and long-acting opioid pain medications. The recent changes are being made after a growing number of individuals have been faced with the negative consequences of opioid analgesics for pain relief. There has been

Are Doctors Getting Worse at Treating Back Pain?

Did you know that 1 in 10 primary care visits are due to back pain? Nearly 65 million Americans suffer from back pain, and one of the first places they turn to is their doctor. Unfortunately, doctors aren’t living up to their expectations when it comes to diagnosing and treating this type of pain. Expensive