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Oregon Health Plan

Oregon Medicaid Adds Therapeutic Massage For Pain Relief

In the course of seeking treatment for chronic back pain, many people end up being prescribed strong opioids like Vicodin or OxyContin. Not only does this fail to actually treat the problem, but there is also a high risk of addiction to opioid pain-killers. This has become a growing problem nationwide and particularly in Oregon

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

Myostatin Research

Myostatin Inhibiting Drugs & Muscle Development

A recent NPR article discusses the development of myostatin inhibiting drugs and their potential for abuse by athletes looking to get an advantage. Myostatin is a protein that limits muscle growth, essentially keeping us from turning into the Incredible Hulk. The drugs’ could potentially be used to treat muscular dystrophy or simply to aid in