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First licence granted to treat pain with cannabis

A licence for medicinal cannabis has been granted for the treatment of chronic pain for the first time. The move has been described by the medical profession as an “important development”. The Department of Health approved a three-month licence for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the treatment of severe chronic pain. It is the second time such a...

People Are Becoming Disabled By Choice And Calling Themselves ‘Transabled’

By Natalie Bogdanski If you know anyone who has a disability, you probably know the circumstances behind how they got the disability. Whether it was from birth, an accident, sports injury, or something else. You might be surprised to find out, though, that some people who are disabled have actually become disabled by choice, and...

CVS to limit the dispensing of opioids, strengthen patient counseling

CVS announced today that, as part of the company's broad commitment to fighting the national opioid abuse epidemic, it is enhancing its enterprise-wide initiatives supporting safe drug disposal, utilization management of pain medications and funding for treatment and recovery programs. "As America's front door to health care with a presence in nearly 10,000 communities across the country,...

How the DEA Changed the Overdose Numbers

By Pat Anson, Editor The Drug Enforcement Administration has released its annual report on the threat posed to the U.S. by drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs. The 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) has both good and bad news about the nation’s worsening overdose crisis. But like other federal agencies, the DEA has a disturbing...

HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED ADVERSELY BY THE CDC OPIOID PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES?

by Red Lawhern I am supporting an effort to gather information to help the cause of chronic pain patients and demand the withdrawal of the 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines. We need reports of denial of treatment leading to diminished quality of life and/or suicide among our communities. Even if you don’t have a name, please provide...

Gabapentin, opioids, and the risk of opioid-related death: A population-based nested case–control study

Prescription opioid use is highly associated with risk of opioid-related death, with 1 of every 550 chronic opioid users dying within approximately 2.5 years of their first opioid prescription. Although gabapentin is widely perceived as safe, drug-induced respiratory depression has been described when gabapentin is used alone or in combination with other medications. Because...

10 Piriformis Stretches To Help You Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip And Lower Back Pain

Sciatic nerve irritation causes hip and lower back pain, which spreads downwards to the limbs and feet. About 4 out of 10 people will develop sciatica or irritation of this nerve at some point in life. Sciatic nerve is located deep in the buttock, beneath the piriformis muscle, so its constriction and swelling can also...

British tourist arrested for carrying painkillers in Egypt ‘told she faces DEATH PENALTY’

A BRITISH tourist has reportedly been told she could face the DEATH PENALTY after being arrested in Egypt while carrying painkillers for her husband’s sore back. By ROSS LOGAN, TWITTER/GETTY Laura PLummer was arrested for carrying Tramadol for her husband’s bad back Laura Plummer, 33, has been languishing in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women for...

How the DEA Changed the Overdose Numbers

By Pat Anson, Editor The Drug Enforcement Administration has released its annual report on the threat posed to the U.S. by drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs. The 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) has both good and bad news about the nation’s worsening overdose crisis. But like other federal agencies, the DEA has a disturbing...

HOW OPIOIDS CRISIS IS CREATING CRISIS FOR CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS.

Chronic pain is one of the most dangerous diseases over the globe, when the person suffering from chronic pain it’s so difficult to live like a normal man, chronic pain is one of most dangerous pain over the globe, In US more than 3 million cases detected per year, sleep can have a huge impact...
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