Pain Management

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February 6, 2020

Handling chronic pain may curb opioid epidemic, doctors say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — For many people, pain fuels the opioid crisis. In fact, according to the CDC, Ohioans are being prescribed opioids at a higher rate than the U.S. average. However, state health officials said if people can handle how they treat their pain this may curb the epidemic.
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November 25, 2019

A Sip Of Morphine: Uganda's Old-School Solution To A Shortage Of Painkillers

In the United States, drugmakers have flooded the market with powerful, sophisticated opioids. And that's fueled an epidemic of addiction. But across Africa many patients can't afford even mild painkillers — let alone medications to help people in extreme pain.
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October 22, 2019

Fighting Pain Without Opioids: How One Nurse In The Gambia Does It

Growing up in the Gambia in West Africa, Nabia Drammeh always knew she wanted to be a nurse. "My auntie was a nurse," she says. "I used to go to the clinic and see the way she works. I told her, 'I really want to be a nurse in the future!' So I've loved this job since when I was a child."
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January 11, 2019

New Ohio attorney general says opioid epidemic will be top priority

The opioid epidemic will be the top priority for Dave Yost as he takes over as attorney general on Jan. 14. Yost spoke with Local 12 News during an interview in Columbus.
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