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Save Us from the Self-Appointed Experts on Addiction Treatment

(Editor’s note: Percy Menzies, M. Pharm, is president of the Assisted Recovery Centers of America, a treatment program based in St. Louis, Missouri that treats patients affected by drugs and alcohol.)  Almost every week a new book appears in print on…

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FDA Approves New Hydrocodone Painkiller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new extended release version of hydrocodone – an opioid pain reliever that will be the first and only hydrocodone product to be marketed with an abuse deterrent formula. The potent painkiller…

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My Story: New Hydrocodone Rules Hurting Patients

The new DEA rules for hydrocodone have been in effect for a little over a month and it has really been hurting those of us that need these medicines to deal with chronic pain and illnesses. Patients now have to…

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Featured Pain Art: “Fire Contained”

This represents how a muscle spasm feels. It is a hot fiery ball of pulsating pain, which is wrapped up in barbed wires. It is very difficult to break the ball up. The wire bands feel like barbed wires so…

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