Response to Surgeon General’s Opioid Pledge


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Pain Academy’s Response to Surgeon General’s Opioid Pledge: “Come to terms with chronic pain” – National Pain Report – September 30, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Since the CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescribing was released what has rankled many in the pain community—doctors, patients and advocacy organizations alike – was the lack of options to opioid prescribing.

The Academy of Integrative Pain Management added its voice this week in criticizing theSurgeon General’s Opioid Pledge.  It coincides with anop-ed published in USA Today from AIPM’s immediate past president,Dr. Robert Bonakdar.

In the USA TODAY, Dr. Bonakdar wrote, while over-prescribing of opioids and lack of insurance coverage for non-pharmacological treatments are problems, what the Surgeon General really needs to address is more fundamental – in the US, we have difficulty dealing with chronic pain.  

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Author: Chronic Illnesses & Pain is hurting All Americans

I was an RN for over 37 yrs & no longer able to work due to CDC guidelines. I'm no longer able to function to work. I managed to complete my Masters.

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