CJ Recommended Reading – Opioids

_____Websites______________________________________________________

American Pain Society  http://www.americanpainsociety.org/
American Academy of Pain Management  http://www.aapainmanage.org/
The American Academy of Pain Medicine http://www.painmed.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   http://www.cdc.gov/
Health Central   http://www.healthcentral.com/
Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center  http://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/
Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/
National Institutes of Health  http://www.nih.gov/
U.S. Food & Drug Administration   http://www.fda.gov/

______Articles & Reports______________________________________________

State Lawmakers Weigh Issue Of ‘Biosimilars’ — New, Life-Saving Drugs
February 11, 2015
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/02/09/state-lawmakers-weigh-issue-of-biosimilars-new-life-saving-drugs/ 

Alliance for Patient Access: Will America’s $133M Opioid Abuse Solution Overlook Patients?
February 11, 2015
http://allianceforpatientaccess.org/will-americas-133m-opioid-abuse-solution-overlook-patients/

Commentary: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: Who Needs Them, and at What Cost?
February 4, 2015
http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/commentary-abuse-deterrent-opioids-needs-cost/

“Clearly, if we want to encourage wide-spread adoption of ADF opioid pain relievers (and I think we certainly do), we need to take the necessary steps to make them affordable. That is why many pain management advocates support legislation that requires the use of ADFs in most instances, but only when coupled with a provision that third-party payers (insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) cover them so that patients’ out-of-pocket cost is as low as possible. Massachusetts did just that in a law it passed last year, and we at the Academy are advocating for similar provisions in bills that are now popping up in many state legislatures.”

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations: promising technology, unique challenges
December 5, 2014
Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations

Massachusetts cannot ban FDA-approved painkiller, judge rules
April 15, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/massachusetts-cannot-ban-fda-approved-painkiller-judge-rules/2014/04/15/91436946-c4db-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html

New pain pill’s approval: ‘Genuinely frightening’
February 26, 2014
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/26/health/zohydro-approval/index.html?c=homepage-t

Addiction is awful, but opiates can also do good
February 13, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2014/02/13/addiction-awful-but-opiates-can-also-good/XuLFJMhrZYK4M2HkaNd8VO/story.html?s_campaign=8315

Why women are living in the discomfort zone
January 31, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304691904579349212319995486?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304691904579349212319995486.html

Prescription painkillers: 5 surprising facts
January 2014
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/01/5-surprising-things-you-need-to-know-about-prescription-painkillers/index.htm?EXTKEY=NH41S00H

DEA: Doctors and Pharmacies responsible for pain med denials
January 28, 2014
http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/dea-doctors-pharmacies-responsible-pain-med-denials-8822886.html

Pharmacists report delays in getting opioids
January 21, 2014
http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/pharmacists-report-delays-getting-opioids-8822852.html

Opiate and Narcotic Therapy interview
January 17, 2014
http://mychronicpain.com/opiate-narcotic-therapy-interview/

Feds planning new crackdown on painkillers
January 7, 2014
http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/feds-planning-new-crackdown-painkillers-8822772.html

Centralized pain may warn of poor opioid response
January 6, 2014
http://www.medwirenews.com/1711/105241/Pain_medicine/Centralized_pain_may_warn_of_poor_opioid_response.html

Five pressing health priorities in 2014
December 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2013/12/25/4c9e2a16-69c2-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html

Prescription drug quotas leave some living in agony
December 1, 2013
http://www.kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=58959

Your psychology affects your response to medical treatments and to pain medications by Dr. Beth Darnall
December 15, 2013
http://www.findapsychologist.org/your-psychology-affects-your-response-to-medical-treatments-and-to-pain-medications-by-dr-beth-darnall/

Practice tips for opioid prescribing
http://www.rheumatologynews.com/views/commentaries/single-article/practice-tips-for-opioid-prescribing/25c414c18b2346ff54fe9268bc1fd92c.html

An epidemic of chronic pain
December 8, 2013
http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2013/12/08/crackdown-prescription-drug-abuse-treats-wrong-problem/Sj3FrZvDKeaMOykCHSswjK/story.html

Why did the F.D.A. Approve a new pain drug?
December 3, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/12/zohydro-why-did-the-fda-approve-a-new-pain-drug.html

Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain
http://www.americanpainsociety.org/uploads/pdfs/Opioid_Final_Evidence_Report.pdf

National Pain
JFK’s hidden history of chronic pain

November 19, 2013
http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/jfks-hidden-history-chronic-pain-8822421.html

Poughkeepsie Journal
Study: Fibromyalgia patients process pain differently

November 15, 2013
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131117/NEWS06/311170028/?nclick_check=1

The Bulletin
Rheumatoid sufferer shares tips on dealin with pain

November 15, 2013
http://thebulletin.ca/rheumatoid-sufferer-shares-tips-on-dealing-with-pain/

The New Yorker
Who is responsible for the pain-pill epidemic

November 12, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/who-is-responsible-for-the-pain-pill-epidemic.html

The Conversation
Some ways to balance the benefits and harms of opioids

November 5, 2013
http://theconversation.com/some-ways-to-balance-the-benefits-and-harms-of-opioids-18823

Montana Kaimin
FDA restricts Vicodin access

October 30, 2013
http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/article_95968e14-412e-11e3-9130-001a4bcf6878.html

Las Vegas Guardian Express
Hydrocodone and the FDA: a similar propensity to be abused

October 30, 2013
http://guardianlv.com/2013/10/hydrocodone-and-the-fda-a-similar-propensity-to-be-abused/

On Point
FDA moves to rein in pain killers

October 30, 2013
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/10/30/fda-oxycontin-hydrocodone

The Washington Post
FDA seeks to curb abuse of prescription painkillers

October 28, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fda-seeks-to-curb-abuse-of-prescription-painkillers/2013/10/28/7602a90e-3da8-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_story.html

Medpage Today
FDA and Opioids: What’s going on here?

October 28, 2013
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PainManagement/PainManagement/42510?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-10-28&utm_content&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WC&eun=g323199d0r

The New York Times
FDA shift on painkillers was years in the making

October 27, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/business/fda-shift-on-painkillers-was-years-in-the-making.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131028&_r=1&

Huffingtonpost
FDA proposal to curb painkiller overdose deaths would add burdens for pain patients

October 26, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/fda-overdose-pain_b_4165417.html

Rheumatology News
FDA recommends schedule II for hydrocodone combinations

October 25, 2013
http://www.rheumatologynews.com/specialty-focus/pain/single-article-page/fda-recommends-schedule-ii-for-hydrocodone-combinations/31d8c37509005f562de54f5de2de024f.html

National Pain Report
Opioids: A Double-Edged Sword
October 8, 2013
http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/opioids-double-edged-sword-8821924.html

Pain Medicine News
FDA Makes Opioid Labeling Changes, Requires More Postmarketing Data; REMS Next
October 2013 Issue
http://www.painmedicinenews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=Policy+%26+Management&d_id=83&i=October+2013&i_id=1004&a_id=24210

Pharmacy Times
More Opioids Prescribed for the Same Amount of Pain
October 1, 2013
HealthDay
Opioids Not Winning the Battle Against Pain, Study Suggests
September 19, 2013
National Pain Report
‘Remarkable Increase’ in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.
September 17, 2013
Arthritis Today
FDA Set to Change Opioid Labeling
September 13, 2013
Rheumatology News
FDA proposal encourages development of abuse deterrent opioids
September 10, 2013
MedPageToday
FDA Tightens Opioid Labeling
September 10, 2013
Medscape Medical News
Would Daily Opioid Dose Limits Prevent Overdose?
Sep 16, 2013
Rheumatology News
Communicating with chronic pain patients about opioids: Three patterns found
September 4, 2013
Science Daily
Negative Physician Attitudes About Opioid Pain Meds Linked With Lower Prescribing
June 25, 2013
Medpage Today
FDA Unveils Tamper-Resistant Opioid Plan
January 9, 2013
Bloomberg
FDA Seeks to Balance Opioid Pain Needs With Addict Risks
December 18, 2012
Pain Live
Do You Use Opioids in Your Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
August 06, 2012
MedPage Today
Long-Term Opioid Use Questioned for Chronic Pain
May 31, 2012
Arthritis SELF-MANAGEMENT
Drugs for Arthritis pain
June 15, 2011
Science Daily
Opioids Now Most Prescribed Class of Medications in America
April 6, 2011
ABC News
What Is An Opioid And How Is It Used To Treat Pain Resulting From Rheumatoid Arthritis?
November 18, 2008