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Stories with subject: Chronic pain
  • Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.

  • New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 8:11 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.

  • Federal pain panel rife with links to pharma companies story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 11:14 am

    WASHINGTON - A federal panel that has recently criticized efforts to cut back on painkiller prescriptions is studded with members who have financial ties to drug companies.

  • Ohio sets new guidelines for short-term pain prescribing 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 3:14 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - People with short-term pain from injuries or surgery should be given alternatives to prescription painkillers whenever possible and be provided only the minimum amounts if absolutely needed, according to guidelines announced Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich's office.

  • Non-drug options for chronic pain are growing 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 10:29 am

    HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - A whopping 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and to manage that pain long-term, 5 million to 8 million use prescription opioids.