Pain

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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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August 2, 2019

Gov. DeWine: 'No Doubt' Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

Gov. Mike DeWine said Friday that evidence recently made public makes clear that drug makers were responsible for the deadly opioid crisis and that they had lied about the addictiveness of their painkillers.
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April 4, 2019

How the Opioid Epidemic Became a Uniquely American Problem

Hosts of the NPR podcast Throughline wanted to look at the history of opioid use in America. What they found is it’s not a story about drugs, but about pain
Community Conversations — Activity

A Place of Despair

How can we acknowledge and respond to the profound loss - understood expansively - experienced in the opioid epidemic? Participants will explore examples of despair and what our responsibility is to respond in the face of suffering.
Community Conversations — Activity

To Heal, Not Harm

What role should health care professionals play in the response to opioids? How can reflection help individuals rethink their prescribing practices and identify individual or office-level initiatives to support patients with chronic pain while minimizing the risks of dependence?
Community Conversations — Activity

Pain and Depression

The opioid epidemic has led to increased scrutiny in the management of pain in the United States. New regulations have likely saved lives, but also risk alienating individuals who suffer from chronic pain and have seen their prescriptions curtailed. Using a patient narrative, participants will discuss the merits of using opioids for chronic pain as well as alternative therapies.
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