Before Justin Minyard was keynote speaker at this week’s fifth annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management in Washington, DC, he was a respondent at the Pentagon on September 11. A high-level interrogator serving the United States Army during tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. And a prime example of why comprehensive, integrative pain management is critical.
“I didn’t like feeling like a victim. I liked feeling like a warrior.” So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger – who told her story of overcoming Lyme disease at the annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management. The summit featured U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) as well as members of the regulatory community, nonprofits, industry, and patient groups to explore the value of a multi-prong approach to pain treatment.
On November 14, 2017, the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management convened its fourth annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management. Attendees and presenters included patients, advocates, health care providers, industry representatives and government officials. Through panel discussions, featured speakers and on-stage interviews, the summit highlighted: • The benefits of balanced pain management • Policy […]
President Donald Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, announcing, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” But how?
Could the solution to America’s opioid overdose crisis be as close as the nearest yoga studio?
New pain treatment guidelines underscore a now familiar disconnect: the gap between what patients need and what their health plans will pay for.
This month’s change in presidential administrations prompted some final words – and policy – from federal agencies on the subject of opioids.
On December 6, 2016, the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management convened its third annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management. The summit’s attendees and presenters included patients, advocates, health care providers, industry representatives and government officials. Through panel discussions, featured speakers and on-stage interviews, the summit highlighted the benefits of balanced pain management and […]
Opioid and heroin abuse is an epidemic that kills 78 Americans every day, explains a new video from the Alliance for Patient Access. But as federal agencies, state lawmakers, professional organizations and inter-agency collaborations lay out different plans for addressing the epidemic, people must ask: Which plans will work? And which will curb abuse without undermining legitimate medical care for patients in pain?
Opioid-related deaths have tripled since 1999. Now, innovative hospitals are combatting opioid abuse by rethinking how they help patients manage surgical pain. In its recent webinar, the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies spotlighted several hospitals’ work toward better understanding – and minimizing – opioid abuse.