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The Opioid Epidemic Has Driven Down Life Expectancy in the US

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The opioid epidemic escalating across the U.S. is now having a detrimental impact on life expectancy. New research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that increased death rates […]

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More Than a Third of Americans Prescribed Opioids in 2015

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Millions of Americans suffer from a wide-range of debilitating chronic conditions that make everyday life painful. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 1 in every 4 Americans – […]

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FDA Requests That Opioid Painkiller Be Removed From The Market

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement demanding the removal of the Opana ER opioid from the market. Five years ago Endo Pharmaceuticals reworked its Opana ER […]

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Minnesota Emergency Room Combats Pain With Acupuncture

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In an effort to reduce the need for pain medication, a Minnesota hospital is beginning a new treatment regime. St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee started offering acupuncture in […]

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University of Michigan MD Hasn’t Prescribed An Opioid In A Decade

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For the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, the desire for a permanent solution is often met with prescriptions for strong painkillers. The National Center for Health Statistics […]

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Considering Acupuncture As A Safer Pain Management Tool Over Opioids

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Here at the clinic we champion a safe, side effect-free approach to pain management. An individual’s specific health complaints are what guide medical practitioners, helping them to determine a suitable […]

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Opioids Might Be Worsening Chronic Pain

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A new study published by Professor Peter Grace of the University of Boulder in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences aimed to examine the long-term effects of their […]

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