senior male comforts senior female pain patient taking prescription opioids with new FDA guidelines for discontinuation

FDA Takes Steps to Limit Harm on Sudden Discontinuation of Prescription Opioids

Waismann Method® Applauds FDA’s Opioid Label Changes but Cautions New Guidelines Are Not Enough BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 10, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent efforts to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic have received backlash from pain management doctors and chronic pain patients. By curtailing access to prescription opioids for…

Male doctor assesses male patient for possible hyperalgesia symptoms

How Your Opioid Prescription Can Make Your Pain Worse: What You Need to Know About Hyperalgesia

Physicians commonly prescribe opioids to treat pain, with more than 17 percent of Americans filling at least one opioid prescription in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet few people realize that prolonged use of opioids can actually make pain worse. A condition called opiate-induced hyperalgesia remains relatively misunderstood by patients and physicians. Here’s what…