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Opioid Dependence and Kidney Damage

doctor holding digital image of kidneys to illustrate how opioids can cause kidney damage

According to the National Kidney Foundation, of the more than 30 million Americans who have kidney damage, most don’t even know they have it. Often, no symptoms of kidney disease are apparent until the disease has progressed. National Kidney Month this March is an opportunity to shed light on the damage opioid use can do […]

Administration Is Finally Dealing with the Opioid Crisis Head-On

President Trump and his administration's CEA have identified causes of the opioid crisis and effective response tactics

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 30, 2019 — The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released its report, “The Role of Opioid Prices in the Evolving Opioid Crisis,” on April 30, 2019, and the White House summarized the report in a fact sheet titled “Understanding and Addressing the Driving Forces of the Opioid Crisis.” Although this administration […]

National Drug Take Back Day: DEA Tells Americans ‘Don’t Be the Dealer’

National Drug Take Back Day for prescription opioid disposal

The Drug Enforcement Administration doesn’t just fight the opioid crisis at U.S. ports of entry by seizing illegal drugs. It’s National Drug Take-Back Day events across the country on April 27 collect unused prescription pills and patches to help prevent drug abuse and overdose deaths. The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed […]

FDA Addresses Discontinuation of Prescription Opioids

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

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 […]