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government scrutiny on opioids

Government Scrutiny on Opioids Impacts Chronic Pain Sufferers

In 2016, more than 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses — a fivefold increase from 1999. Overprescription and easy access led to the skyrocketing epidemic in the United States. There's a new level of government...
Opioid addiction is a chronic disease

Opioid Addiction is A Chronic Disease: Treat It As Such

The CDC recently estimated that there are over 1,000 visits daily to the emergency room and 91 deaths related to opioid overdose. To put those numbers perspective, consider this: more people die from overdoses...
what is opioid addiction

What is Opioid Addiction?

Talk about the opioid epidemic in America has been all over the news recently. It is an issue of vital concern affecting Americans today, and with so much information available, it can be challenging...
opioids for chronic pain

Opioids for Chronic Pain: Are They For Me?

Opioids are medications that are often prescribed by a doctor to help relieve pain. They work by reducing the amount of pain signals that your body sends to your brain, and also change the...
Doctors celebrating National Primary Care Week

Physicians Speak Out During National Primary Care Week

Most of us know October is a busy month when it comes to promoting awareness for important health and social concerns. It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Month and National Bullying...