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Opioid Abuse

  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor to Help Prevent an Opioid Addiction and OverdoseAugust 9th, 2017

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids in office-based settings. Amidst the astronomical opioid epidemic, it is imperative that one stays informed when considering treatment for …

  • Preventable Opioid Deaths in Hospitals: The Epidemic No-one is Talking AboutJuly 13th, 2017

    While the scourge of opioids and rash of deaths due to heroin and related opiate drugs on our streets has received enormous attention, there is another threat lurking in our hospitals that is taking lives of innocent and vulnerable patients unnecessarily. Feldman Shepherd attorneys have …