Opioid Overview

Opioid Overview

The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is staggering. It’s around 50-100 million, says Jeff Gudin, MD, the director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. That’s the equivalent of all the people in...
Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding Pharmacies

A century ago, well before there were chain drugstores on every corner and shelves stocked with manufactured pharmaceuticals, town druggists would create prescriptions based on a list of ingredients provided by a doctor. Today, things may be a lot different, but there...
Medical Monitoring

Medical Monitoring

If you’re managing chronic pain with medication, you may be wondering why toxicology screens are needed and why you’re asked to participate in them. More than identifying prescription abuse, medical monitoring helps ensure proper medications at correct doses, and...
OTC Pain Relievers

OTC Pain Relievers

Pain isn’t always chronic. To help manage acute pain episodes, there are a number of effective over-the-counter pain relievers. Here’s how to select the one that’s right for you. Let’s say you’ve been suffering from significant joint pain for...
Opioid-induced Constipation

Opioid-induced Constipation

Constipation. It’s not easy on the body, and it’s not easy to talk about, yet it’s an extremely common chronic side effect of opioid pain medications. So while you may be reading this article discreetly, hoping no one finds out about your bathroom blues, know that this...