Pain Management

February 10, 2022

C.D.C. Proposes New Guidelines for Treating Pain, Including Opioid Use

The agency threw out previous recommended limits on doses but encouraged “nonopioid therapies” wherever possible.
November 22, 2021

Opioid epidemic reaches crescendo as COVID-19 stays center stage

Dr. Sharon Parsons discusses positive role dentists can play to help mitigate opioid crisis
May 20, 2021

Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Applauds Reintroduction of Landmark Opioid Addiction Prevention Bill

The NOPAIN Act works to prevent opioid addiction through increased access to non-opioid pain management approaches for acute pain
May 4, 2021

Shift to opioid alternatives raises concerns

The use of opioids for pain management in workers compensation continues to decline, replaced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and dermatological agents.
January 11, 2021

Post-Surgical Patch Releases Non-Opioid Painkiller Directly to the Wound

DURHAM, N.C. – A Duke-led team of scientists has developed a bio-compatible surgical patch that releases non-opioid painkillers directly to the site of a wound for days and then dissolves away.
February 6, 2020

Handling chronic pain may curb opioid epidemic, doctors say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — For many people, pain fuels the opioid crisis. In fact, according to the CDC, Ohioans are being prescribed opioids at a higher rate than the U.S. average. However, state health officials said if people can handle how they treat their pain this may curb the epidemic.
November 25, 2019

A Sip Of Morphine: Uganda's Old-School Solution To A Shortage Of Painkillers

In the United States, drugmakers have flooded the market with powerful, sophisticated opioids. And that's fueled an epidemic of addiction. But across Africa many patients can't afford even mild painkillers — let alone medications to help people in extreme pain.
October 22, 2019

Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

Growing up in the Gambia in West Africa, Nabia Drammeh always knew she wanted to be a nurse. "My auntie was a nurse," she says. "I used to go to the clinic and see the way she works. I told her, 'I really want to be a nurse in the future!' So I've loved this job since when I was a child."