Below, please find samples of the extensive news coverage of Voices, our partners, and experts who are urging increased access to the wide range of effective, safe, and non-addictive approaches to manage acute pain.
Combatting addiction means re-thinking pain treatmentJuly 30, 2020Getting the resources you need to battle addiction is hard enough. Doing it during COVID-19 can be nearly impossible, and the current state of our country could be making the severity of Alabama’s addiction crisis far worse.
Goodyear Independent / Litchfield Park Independent
Don’t forget opioids, Arizona’s other epidemicJuly 29, 2020Arizonans already wrestling with addiction now face the added strain of COVID-19 social isolation or may worry about job security and being able to pay bills and other necessary expenses.
Phoenix Business Journal
Time for Congress to back NOPAIN ActJuly 24, 2020The social isolation and stress caused by Covid-19 can be incredibly difficult for those battling substance abuse.
A potential solution to incentivized opioid prescriptionsJuly 12, 2020Opioid addiction, abuse and deaths have been a consistent problem in the United States and Missouri for decades. The coronavirus pandemic has only increased and highlighted these problems more.
The Delaware County Daily Times
Increasing patient access to non-opioidsJuly 7, 2020An unintended consequence of restarting elective surgeries may be a flood of new opioid prescriptions owing to the backlog of deferred procedures.
Las Vegas Sun
Opioid crisis still looming over usJuly 7, 2020As Nevada’s reopening continues, more patients will get medical procedures they’ve put off. As a result, more will leave the hospital with opioid prescriptions and potentially become addicted.
The Nevada Independent
Congress should pass the NOPAIN Act and empower doctors and patients to help curb opioid abuseJune 25, 2020As COVID-19 tests America’s health care capacity, doctors have been forced to put their resources where they matter most, delaying non-essential operations until our current public health crisis is under control.
White Mountain Independent
Nurses care for patientsJune 23, 2020Whether treating someone infected with COVID-19 or providing routine post-operative care, our priority is what’s best for the patient. That’s why I’m concerned right now with an apparent surge in opioids overdoses being reported in communities across the country.
Don’t forget Arizona’s other serious epidemic: opioid addictionJune 16, 2020Drug and alcohol counselors like me know this is a dangerous time. Arizonans already wrestling with addiction now face the strain of COVID-19 social isolation or may worry about job security.
Hike in opioid use a concernJune 16, 2020Nurses care for patients. Whether treating someone infected with COVID-19 or providing routine post-operative care, our priority is what’s best for the patient.
Arizona Capitol Times
Preventing opioid addiction means more access to pain treatment optionsMay 26, 2020Arizona hospitals and healthcare professionals shifted their focus in recent months to responding to the COVID-19 crisis. But early indications now suggest the pandemic may be helping to fuel our nation’s other public health emergency: opioid abuse.
Surgical pain is inevitable, but unnecessary opioids can be avoidedMarch 3, 2020March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and, though survival rates have fortunately risen over the last few decades, another issue has appeared for far too many patients: opioid dependence and addiction after surgery.
Let's play follow the leader in tackling America's opioid epidemicFebruary 6, 2020In a crisis, words are simply not enough. Our country must have bold leadership and the commitment to follow through with bold action.
Inside Health Policy
Providers want CMS to unbundle non-opioid drugs in outpatient careJanuary 30, 2020Advocates for non-opioid pain management alternatives are calling on policymakers to increase access to non-opioid pain management alternatives, including unbundling certain drugs in outpatient settings and increasing provider training.