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“Living and Dying in Pain; it doesn’t have to happen!” #hpmglobal #Hpm #pallonc #WHPCDay16


It is indeed an honor to be asked deliver this message for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016. This year’s theme “Living and Dying in Pain; it doesn’t have to happen” really summarizes the 20 years of work of the Pain and Policy Studies Group. In fact David Joranson started this work almost 40 … Continue reading

Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin Fast Facts | Opioid Politics: Pseudoaddiction Caught in the Crossfire


I share David’s concerns in his piece “Opioid Politics: Pseudoaddiction Caught in the Crossfire!” Very important to go back to the original article and definition. It may have been misused by others but the article itself is a genuine description of what is a problem still to this day! Source: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin … Continue reading

#UNGASS2016 recommendations on Ensuring access to Controlled Substances. #hpmglobal


This week the United Nations General Assembly is considering the World Drug Problem in a Special Session in New York. Through the work of a number of key Member States and Civil Society, access to controlled medicines has gone from not being on the agenda to being a stand alone component on the Final resolution….. … Continue reading

US Pain Patients Say They Can’t Get Medicine After Crackdown On Illegal Rx Drug Trade | Kaiser Health News


Pain Patients Say They Can’t Get Medicine After Crackdown On Illegal Rx Drug Trade | Kaiser Health News. Interested in your experiences of problems getting access to legitimately prescribed opioids!

Chronic Pain Is Not a Normal Part of Aging | John Whyte, M.D., MPH


Chronic #Pain Is Not a Normal Part of #Aging | John Whyte, M.D., MPH. A real and interesting @HuffingtonPost blog #hpm

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