Tag Archives: Opioid

Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Doctors may be pulling out their prescription pads less often for opioid medications, but not everyone’s on the same page yet. New research found that initial prescriptions for the addictive painkillers have dropped by around 50 percent. “The good news is that we’re making progress curtailing prescription opioids, but we… Read More »

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

Viewpoints: Let’s Deal With Real Public Health Crises Like The Opioid Epidemic, Gun Violence; Kids Need To Hear From Parents About Dangers Of Vaping

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The U.S. Faces Real Crises. Why Is Trump Fixated On A Fake One? The partial government shutdown, now into its fifth week, is a national crisis. The lack of a border wall — used to justify the shutdown — isn’t. …What’s depressing… Read More »