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.
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.