Category Archive for: ‘Pain Medication Guidelines’

A Soldier’s War on Pain

By BARRY MEIER MAY 10, 2014 Four years and a lifetime ago, a new war began for Sgt. Shane Savage. On Sept. 3, 2010, the armored truck he was commanding near Kandahar, Afghanistan, was blown apart by a roadside bomb. His head hit the ceiling so hard that his helmet cracked. His left foot was pinned against the dashboard, crushing 24 …

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Washington State Sued Over Pain Medication Guidelines

June 25, 2008 9:19 p.m. PT Advocacy group sues state over guidelines for pain medicationsBy DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIPTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS A pain treatment advocacy group filed suit Wednesday in federal court challenging restrictions Washington state officials have put on prescription pain medication. The nonprofit Pain Relief Network says that the guidelines for prescribing narcotics, written by the state Department of …

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