What’s Good For the Addicted Should Also Apply to Chronic Pain

Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Health, sent a letter to her provincial colleagues concerned about the increasing deaths of people suffering from addictions and using a poisoned street drug supply. Clearly, the government strategy to deal with overdoses and deaths by severely limiting prescriptions for opiate medications to chronic pain patients and others has notContinue reading “What’s Good For the Addicted Should Also Apply to Chronic Pain”

Health Canada’s Assault on Pain Patient Not Based on Valid Research

CPAC has just sent an open letter to the Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, demanding that Canada retract its fraudulent reports and make responsible decisions based on real data. Research confirms that the overdose deaths in this country are overwhelmingly not a result of prescribed opiate medication. Rather, illicit drugs being used by those sufferingContinue reading “Health Canada’s Assault on Pain Patient Not Based on Valid Research”

Do NSAIDs Really Work for Pain? Bias vs Objectivity

By Marvin Ross Since the highly flawed CDC guideline on opioid prescribing was introduced, followed by the “copycat” Canadian guideline, pain patients have lost rational treatment for their pain. Each patient is an individual and should be treated as such by his/her physicians. What works for one person may not work for another and finding the best treatmentContinue reading “Do NSAIDs Really Work for Pain? Bias vs Objectivity”

Is Anybody Listening? The Failing Doctor/Patient Relationship: Part Two

Written by guest author Barry Ulmer Physicians have been subjected to this campaign of official intimidation for years, but it has intensified over the past several years with the intentional efforts of a few anti-opiate crusaders who have effectively hijacked the whole area of pain medicine with debunked claims. Even more scurrilous there has developedContinue reading “Is Anybody Listening? The Failing Doctor/Patient Relationship: Part Two”

Is Anybody Listening? The Failing Doctor/Patient Relationship: Part One

Written by guest author Barry Ulmer One of the most disturbing consequences of the unwarranted attack on the use of opiates and the least talked about in polite company, is the steady failure in patient/doctor relationships within the pain community that has taken place over the past few years. In third world countries where opiatesContinue reading “Is Anybody Listening? The Failing Doctor/Patient Relationship: Part One”

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