October 15, 2012 -- The problem with how we address pain doesn't just lie with the medical community, and the problem is not solely that prescription painkillers are overprescribed, said Dr. Alex Cahana, a pain specialist with the University of Washington who spoke at a recent pain management conference in Portland.
May 24, 2012 --More than 200 doctors, nurses and others in the health care industry gathered in downtown Portland last week to learn more about how to help patients manage pain without solely relying on prescription medication, as well as what to do when medication stops working.
June 17, 2011 – Christine Mullins was diagnosed two years ago with fibromyalgia, a condition causing complete body-wide pain. The only way she’s found relief has been a regular dose of Oxycontin, an opioid prescribed by her doctor.
June 17, 2009 -- People addicted to pain medications know the ropes. They go from one doctor to the next and end up with multiple prescriptions for such painkillers as Oxycodone or Vicodon.