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National opioid group addresses challenge of addiction and pain management

When Stanford anesthesiologist Edward Mariano, MD, joined the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative to Combat the U.S. Opioid Epidemic last year, he and his colleagues began examining the available guidelines limiting how doctors should prescribe the drugs.

The buzz about Meghan Markle’s birth plan has highlighted the stigma around home births

“The USA does not have the same system as, say, Denmark, which is often referenced for low incidence of problems with home births by midwives,” Mark Zakowski, anesthesiologist and president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology in Los Angeles, said in an email. “Denmark has integrated care and strict criteria for who may have home birth versus hospital birth.”

Tracing the real root of America's opioid crisis

Opioids are flooding into the United States in such vast quantities that President Trump declared a “National Health Emergency” in October 2017. Yet, despite some tales to the contrary, the opioid crisis is literally manufactured in places like Mexico. China, too. In their factories, fentanyl and other copycat drugs are produced in staggering amounts. And they’re decimating us.

Questions to Ask Before You Have Anesthesia

What to expect and how to prepare for procedures that involve these powerful pain blocking drugs.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

What are the side effects of tramadol?

Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.

What causes back pain on the lower right side?

Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or re...

What can cause a sore eyelid?

Causes of sore eyelids can include styes, chalazia, injuries, infections, and problems with contact lenses. Although sore eyelids often get better on their own, a person should see a doctor if they ex...

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