opioids

April 30, 2018

She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient.  Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.

April 25, 2018

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S.

December 6, 2016

"When tribal leaders began to realize they had a serious problem with prescription opioids and heroin, they called on Dr.

April 13, 2018

Two recent scientific studies show that opioid prescriptions are relatively lower in states friendly to medical marijuana. They suggest that pot can be a useful tool in America's opioid crisis.

March 28, 2018

Researchers are testing a smartphone application in which patients are asked to supply video of themselves taking their medication.

March 14, 2018

"Let us be clear: Opioid use disorder is common in chronic pain patients treated with long-term opioids, and our nation’s opioid addiction epidemic 

February 27, 2018

At a medical clinic in Seattle, Dr. Heather Tick takes a thin acupuncture needle and inserts it into Hannah Lilly’s neck.

January 25, 2018

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, a 72-member organization, offers evidence for effective treatment of post-surgical pain, acute inpatient pain, cancer pain and chronic pain using nonpharmalogical methods.

Acupuncture
January 25, 2018

Heather Tick, a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a consortium pain task force white paper calling for a reform in pain treatment to elevate acupuncture, massa

January 25, 2018

Acupuncture, massage, tai chi, music therapy and other treatments shown effective in reducing pain.

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