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CIPAY's Real Medications 4 Real Pain Sufferers

Dr Patty Hagler-Verdugo PsyD
Dr Patty Hagler-Verdugo PsyD
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Why This Is Important Many strategies and options exist to treat chronic noncancer pain. Since chronic pain is not a single entity but may have myriad causes and perpetuating factors, these strategies and options vary from behavioral methods and rehabilitation approaches to the use of a number of different medications, including opioids. Pain is one of the most common reasons people consult a physician, yet it frequently is inadequately treated, leading to enormous social cost in the form of lost productivity, needless suffering, and excessive healthcare expenditures. Impediments to the use of opioids include concerns about addiction, respiratory depression and other side effects, tolerance, diversion, and fear of regulatory action. State law and policy about opioid use are currently undergoing revision. The trend is to adopt laws or guidelines that specifically recognize the use of opioids to treat intractable pain. These statements serve as indicators of increased public awareness of the sequelae of undertreated pain and help clarify that the use of opioids for the relief of chronic pain is a legitimate medical practice. Due to concerns about regulatory scrutiny, physicians need guidance as to what principles should generally be followed when prescribing opioids for chronic or recurrent pain states. Regulators have also expressed a need for guidelines to help them to distinguish legitimate medical practice from questionable practice and to allow them to appropriately concentrate investigative, educational, and disciplinary efforts, while not interfering with legitimate medical care.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 10, 2016
    May 10, 2016
    Wow! I'm 44 years old and I'm being treated horribly. I pay over 100k a year in taxes. My health insurance is over 500$ a month. I'm a law biding, tax paying citizen. This is ridiculous. Do your damn job for once. Go after the bad guys and not the ones who actually do their jobs the honest way. With all the pain we are all ready have to deal with. With the way we have all ready turned our lives upside down to still try to have somewhat of a normal existence. The money we have all ready spent on every pillow, heating pad, back and neck contraption. Honestly. We are trying to keep what dignity we have left. I never thought I would say this but I can only hope when you are in chronic pain you will pay for all these ridiculous decisions you made for people you don't even know.
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