Can Virtual Reality Relieve Chronic Pain? A Controversial Pain Doctor Thinks So.
Some hospitals today try to lessen the pain of patients, especially children, by having them play virtual reality games during agonizing procedures.
News Roundup: June 8, 2018: Pain Refugees
Opioids present a unique medical problem, Lewis Nelson told me last week.
Stanford’s Lembke: Most high-dose opioid patients should be tapered down—even involuntarily.
When Anna Lembke first became a psychiatrist, addiction was an area she avoided.
Q&A (Pt 2): Addiction Expert Discusses Hate Mail and Why Opioids are “Lousy” Drugs for Pain
Andrew Kolodny is co-director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
News Roundup: March 30, 2018: Medicare Reg Scaring Pain Patients
In the most alarming story of the week, the New York Times reports that a new Medicare regulation threatens to halt reimbursement of opioid medications for 1.6 million chronic pain patients.
Marijuana Boosts an Opioid’s Painkilling Power, Allowing Lower Dose: Study
The evidence of cannabis’ potential value as an opioid substitute continues to mount.