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2019 Raj & Racz Excellence Awards

Congratulations to TPS Board Members Dr. Miles Day & Dr. Larry Driver!

On May 4, 2019, during the 2019 ASIPP Annual Conference Drs. Day & Driver were presented with awards. 

Dr. Day (pictured above) received the 2019 Raj Excellence Award and Dr. Larry Driver (pictured below) received the 2019 Racz Excellence Award!

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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Some policies, practices attributed to the Guideline are inconsistent with its recommendations


 

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TPS Lectures During TexMed

Mark Your Calendars and Plan to Attend the Texas Pain Society Lectures During TexMed 2019


Date:
Friday, May 17, 2019

Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas - West Wing, Coronado A
Time: 7:3oam - 11:30am


Pain Medicine Program Agenda

7:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions

7:30 AM: (ETHICS) Primary Care Pain Medicine: State-of-the-Art 2019 
Presented by Brian Bruel, MD, Director, Pain Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


8:00 AM: (ETHICS) Texas Medical Board Updates & Top 50 Pitfalls 
Presented by Sherif Zafraan, MD, President, Texas Medical Board, Houston 









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DEA Take Back - April 2019

DEA National RX Takeback

On April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Click here for collection site locators, stats on past take back days, PSAs you can use on your website and more.

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US warns docs not to abruptly halt opioid pain treatment

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US warns docs not to abruptly halt opioid pain treatment
April 9, 2019

FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials Tuesday, April 9. 2019, warned doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain ailments, such as backaches. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday warned doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain ailments, such as backaches.

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CDC Clarifies Pain Guideline Not Intended to Deny Opioids Access to Cancer Patients/Survivors

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April 9, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a key clarification on its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The clarification comes as a result of a collaborative effort by ASCO, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), CDC, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to clarify CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline to ensure appropriate implementation for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and patients with sickle cell disease.

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