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One Opioid Crisis Or Many?

A major thread in public policy discussions is an asserted need to “solve” the opioid crisis by limiting production of opioid analgesics and reducing medical exposure to potentially addicting drugs. But are such steps actually a remedy?  A pain specialist argues they aren’t.

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Why Kratom Shouldn’t Be Swept Up in the Opioid Crackdown

The Food and Drug Administration seems poised to outlaw kratom, an herbal supplement that many consider to be a safer and effective alternative to prescription opioids. An expert on addiction issues says that’s a bad idea, especially when there’s evidence suggesting it can benefit pain sufferers.

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Opioids: Chronic Pain Sufferers Seek a Voice

A Las Vegas TV station takes a hard look at the impact of the opioid epidemic on chronic pain patients in Nevada in a special investigation called “The Other Side of Opioids.”

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Opioids: Chasing the Wrong ‘Epidemic’

Chronic pain patients—and the doctors who prescribe for them— are being turned into scapegoats for the opioid crisis, writes a patient advocate.