Too Early to Link COVID-19 to Spike in Opioid-Related Deaths, Health Officials Say

It is unlikely that the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the increase in opioid-related deaths that occurred in Maryland during the first quarter of this year, according to a former secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From Jan. 1 to March 31, 561 people in Maryland died of opioid-related deaths, according to data …

What Is Chronic Pain and How Can it Lead to Addiction?

By Ashley Addiction Treatment Individuals struggling with chronic pain walk a tightrope between obtaining relief from their pain through medications and avoiding potential addiction to the drug itself. It may seem that becoming addicted to opioids for pain relief is a new phenomenon, but there is actually a long history of it. Opiate addiction related …

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

This article was originally published on BBC. We all know what it is to feel pain. Acute pain, that is, such as slamming your finger in the door or grazing your knee. Chronic pain is different. It might be triggered by arthritis, an injury to your back or by an operation you never completely recover …

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!