Federal Government Tailoring Medicaid Programs to Support Pain Management Alternatives As the federal government takes on the opioids crisis, states are following suit, tailoring Medicaid programs to support alternatives for pain management. In past years, studies show that Medicaid populations are prescribed opioid painkillers at twice the rate of non-Medicaid populations. In fact, a 2015 […]

The Hill: Study links marijuana legalization to fewer opioid prescriptions States that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes have seen fewer opioid prescriptions for Medicaid patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. States with medical marijuana laws had a 5.8 percent lower rate of Medicaid-covered prescriptions […]

March 8, 2018 What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that often happens to arms or legs after an injury. It’s caused by damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system and is categorized into type 1 or type 2. A patient is classified type 1 or […]

March 19, 2018 Let’s Talk About Kratom You’ve probably heard the word kratom in the news or perhaps have seen it in tobacco and recreational marijuana shops, but what exactly is it? Kratom is an herbal drug and allegedly an all-natural pain reliever. It gained popularity in recently years and many users say that it […]

OPIOID ARTICLE COMPARES AGONISTS, PARTIAL AGONISTS, AND ANTAGONISTS Opioids Chances are you’ve heard the term “opioids”, but do you know what it really means? Simply put, opioids is a word used to describe a variety of different drugs, including categories of the drugs and how each work. Opioids can be an effective part of pain […]

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