Who is to blame for the opioid crisis?

In Florida, Walgreens and CVS point finger at physicians. In lawsuits around the U.S. that blame major pharmacy chains, such as Walgreens and CVS, for the country’s opioid crisis, the healthcare giants appear to be following a similar legal strategy: Blame the doctors instead. In Florida earlier this month, Walgreens and CVS filed a third-party Read More

Giving Opioids Closer To Sedation Increases Risk For Adverse Events In Children

Opioids, when administered prior to procedural sedation in children, increases the risk of adverse events Canada: Opioids, when administered prior to procedural sedation in children, increases the risk of adverse events — oxygen desaturation and vomiting, finds a recent study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. Being aware of this increased risk will help Read More

Lawmakers review alternatives to opioids for pain treatment

Massage, acupuncture, physical therapy are all viable alternatives to helping people suffering from chronic pain. HONOLULU – State legislators asked a group of physicians and alternative medicine providers to talk to them on Thursday about different ways to alleviate pain, other than giving a patient opioids. The House Committee on Health and the Senate Commerce, Consumer Read More