Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part 2

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part II

A staggering number of people have died from opioid related overdoses during the last several years. Prescription opioids, heroin, and illegally manufactured fentanyl are all involved. Paula, our first guest will share her experience with opioid addiction, and her path to regaining a life that she almost lost. Then Dr. Greg Hobelmann, chief medical officer …

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part 1

Recovery from Pain and Addiction-Part I

A staggering number of people have died from opioid related overdoses during the last several years. Prescription opioids, heroin, and illegally manufactured fentanyl are all involved. Paula, our first guest will share her experience with opioid addiction, and her path to regaining a life that she almost lost. Then Dr. Greg Hobelmann, chief medical officer …

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to pay $572M in Opioid Trial

Dr. Christo joins Stateside to discuss the verdict in the Oklahoma opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. Is that a fair settlement?

Naloxone: The antidote for opioid overdose

Did you know that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle crash? A lifesaving drug called naloxone can make the difference between life and death from an opioid overdose. Today’s show will give us an in-depth look at this drug. Does it really save lives, when do we …

FDA wants to expedite generic opioid overdose treatments

In regards to the opioid crisis, Dr. Paul Christo says he “thinks there’s a lot of talk but I haven’t seen a lot of action yet,” in terms of policy changes. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi speak to him. View on Yahoo! Finance

Thousands of suits brought against U.S. Drugmakers

Thousands of Suits Brought Against U.S. Drugmakers

Dr. Christo was a special guest on the news show Crossroads discussing the legal suits that have been brought against U.S. Drugmakers. Among the suits is one filed against Johnson & Johnson that claims they facilitated the opioid crisis. Watch the interview now!

An Opioid Overdose Emergency Treatment — Don’t Be Home Without It

Do people keep fire extinguishers in their homes because they’re arsonists? Do drivers keep their cars insured because they want to crash them? Of course not. They do these things to help protect themselves in the event of a possibly dangerous situation. So, why are many people who take opioids for pain management hesitant to …

Report: Doctors More Wary of Prescribing Pills

Dr. Christo joins Stateside to discuss the difficult balance between trying to help people who have legitimate pain needs and people who may have an addiction issue. Watch now!    

Patient Story: How Chronic Pain Led to Chronic Addiction

For as long as I can remember, I was plagued with chronic urinary tract and kidney infections. Growing up in a small town, my mom and I would venture into the local family practitioner’s office almost weekly. The doctor would write me a prescription for an antibiotic and send us on our way, without any …