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Moving Forward with Back Pain

With emphasis on decreasing the use of opioids in the United States, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated their guidelines for treating back pain. The new guidelines, keeping in-line with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) position on opioid medications, strongly encourage clinicians to consider prescribing narcotics for their patients only as a last [...]

Medical Malpractice in Treating Chronic Pain

While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - in America. A copy of [...]