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Robin Williams and the Power of Truth-Telling

Robin Williams’ death has provoked many disorienting feelings for this woman in pain. Ultimately, his loss has left me with the reality that hiding our hurt can destroy us. Two weeks ago when a friend apprized me by phone of…

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Pills for Breakfast: Why I Need Hydrocodone

Hello! My name is Crystal Lindell and I’m on opioids — specifically, morphine and hydrocodone. I need these medications on a daily basis to help manage my chronic pain. And by “chronic pain” I mean daily pain so horrible that…

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Overdose Death Rates Drop in States with Medical Marijuana Laws

Overdose death rates from prescription opioid painkillers and illicit drugs such as heroin have declined significantly in states with medical marijuana laws, according to controversial new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Critics immediately attacked…

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Women in Pain Survey Getting Brisk Response

The National Pain Report is conducting a reader’s survey on the issues faced by women in pain, and the response is encouraging. So far, over 2,000 women have taken the survey — which explores a variety of topics on how…

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