Latest Opioid Stories

2013-07-05 23:02:16

Harvard-trained, board certified Pain Management Expert Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP discusses the epidemic of women overdosing on pain killers. Washington, District of Columbia (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 A July 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control on women dying from prescription painkiller overdoses are shocking. However, not really surprising to medical professionals who see these powerful drugs, called opioids, abused everyday. Even so, when reading that the death rate for...

2013-07-02 23:21:56

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference will be designated Opioid Safety Day. A highlight of the Day will be “PROP vs PROMPT: A Clinical Debate on Long-Term Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Noncancer Pain." Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Day 3, Friday, September 6, of the 2013 conference...

2013-06-26 20:39:32

Patients in moderate to severe pain in emergency rooms across the U.S. are less likely to receive opioid pain medications if they are black, Hispanic, poor, or have less education, compared to more affluent patients, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study took place against the backdrop of a national epidemic of narcotics abuse, combined with a need to satisfy patients’ legitimate complaints of pain....

2013-06-19 23:26:23

On June 3, 2013, the International Adhesions Society (IAS) presented recommendations to the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), advocating for efforts to address gender disparity in access to pain relief and for expedited FDA approval of opioid alternatives, such as physical therapy, psychotherapy, and new pain relieving medical devices. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 At a meeting on June 3, 2013 of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a...

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Opioids are pain-killing drugs, derived from the opium plant, which block signals of pain between nerves in the body. They are manufactured in prescription medications like morphine and codeine, and also are found in some illegal drugs, like heroin. Both legal and...

2013-06-14 23:19:29

On June 4, 2013, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, an organization advocating for about 12 million Americans with a painful chronic bladder condition, led a group, including the International Adhesions Society, many of whose members suffer from bladder pain, to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding of research, education and awareness programs conducted within NIH, CDC and the Department of Defense. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The International Adhesions Society (IAS)...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.