Tag Archives: Opioid

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »

The Importance Of Patient-Centric Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

At this juncture, it is imperative that the opioid treatment debate evolves from a discussion focused on “too little” or “too much, to a discussion focused on identification of best treatment practices for chronic pain patients. An appropriate risk stratification plan for patients presenting with pain at the clinic may lead to a reduction in… Read More »

Viewpoints: Simplify Regulations That Keep Diagnostic Innovations Out Of Hands Of U.S. Physicians; New Opioid Policies Bring Harm To Patients Who Need Them

Editorial writers focus on these health topics and others. Stat: Diagnostic Innovations Are Slowed By Bureaucratic Roadblocks Imagine, for a minute, that you are a cardiologist working in the emergency department of a busy hospital. You have several patients with chest pain: some of them are having heart attacks, or are about to; others have… Read More »