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Chronic Pain and Insurance: The Search for Effective Non-Opioid Relief
Chronic Pain and Insurance: The Search for Effective Non-Opioid Relief

More than one in 10 Americans say they live with chronic pain, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a division of the National Institutes of Health. Traditionally, however, few of those patients have been steered towards ...

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Blog Posts in 2019

  • New Patterns Emerging in Opioid Related Mortality Could Lead to More Effective Public Health Policies

    How has opioid-related mortality changed over time across the United States, and how have the types of opioids associated with these deaths changed? ...

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  • Medicaid Expansion Improves OUD Treatment Statistics

    Medicaid expansion in some states clearly has improved access to OUD treatment and is saving countless lives. But overall U.S. death rates remain ...

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  • Prescribing Cannabis to Treat Opioid Addiction is Irresponsible and Unscientific, Say Experts

    New York and Illinois recently revised their medical marijuana laws to allow medical cannabis as a substitute for opioids for chronic pain and ...

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  • Lena Dunham: Benzos Decimated My Decision Making, Hurt My Creativity

    (Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction. This is not to imply that these people are connected to Novus ...

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  • Novus Detox Medical Director to Speak at 7th Annual Southeastern Regional Drug Prevention Summit

    Dr. Brent Agin, Medical Director of Novus Detox, will be sharing his insight and experience with counseling and detoxification as a guest lecturer at ...

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  • The More Post-Op Opioids Prescribed, The More Patients Take

    Most post-operative patients are prescribed far more opioid painkillers than they need, according to an important new study of opioid prescribing vs. ...

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  • Kratom products may contain toxic heavy metals

    If you’ve been using kratom for any reason, or are considering it, you need to know that FDA laboratory analyses of 26 commercial kratom products have ...

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  • Pharma Marketing Directly Increased Opioid Mortality

    New study of cash inducements paid to physicians adds increased opioid- related deaths to the already proven outcome of increased prescribing There's ...

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  • At Least 9,000 Teens and Children Have Died from Opioid Overdoses

    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that at least 9,000 teens, pre-teens and toddlers have died from opioid ...

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