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! Continue Reading→

First New Depression Drug Since Prozac

Dr. Christo is LIVE in the studio with Michelle Makoi from Clear Cut on I24. They discuss the FDA's approval of a new class of drug for depression called Esketamine. This is an important breakthrough in the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. Continue Reading→

The Longtime Ouch!

Originally published on creators.com by Chelle Cordero Sometimes the pain that accompanies the creaking and aching in our bodies is just too much to bear. It can persist for so long that it becomes chronic pain. We need relief. For many, that has come in the form of opioid prescription medication like OxyContin, fentanyl, morphine and Vicodin. While legal, opioids are in the same class of drugs as heroin. States are now trying to control the widespread use of prescription medications. What Continue Reading→

The “Right to Try” Drug Bill

Trump signs "Right to Try" drug bill. Dr. Paul Christo discusses the bill aimed at terminally ill patients with i24NEWS' Michelle Makori. Watch the video below for the full interview: Continue Reading→

Balanced Pain Management

Redefining Pain Management

A new Alliance for Balanced Pain Management white paper discusses 5 policy strategies for redefining pain management amid the opioid crisis. What is the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPA)? AfBPA is a national network of physicians with the shared mission of ensuring and protecting patient access to approved medical treatments and therapies. Pain and Balanced Pain Management Approach It is universal. Everyone, everywhere, experiences pain at some time. Yet, pain may mean Continue Reading→

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Dr. Travis Stork and Pain in the Emergency Department

Imagine having a throbbing headache for 3 days, or severe back pain that immobilizes you, or even a broken bone from tripping and falling on the ice. Where do you go for relief? Most of the time, we go to the emergency room. Our guests are two experienced emergency room physicians who will describe how pain is best managed in the ER and highlight innovative approaches on the horizon. Our first guest is Dr. Travis Stork, the host of the award-winning talk show, The Doctors. Our second guest is Continue Reading→

Opioids: A U.S. Public Health Emergency

President Trump made it official last week: The opioid crisis confronting the United States qualifies as a public health emergency. For a country ravaged by opioid abuse and overdoses, consensus that the federal government must do more is growing. Consider these statistics on opioids in the US, from the CDC: Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. Over 1,000 people are treated daily in emergency rooms for prescription opioid misuse. In 2015, more than 15,000 people Continue Reading→

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Opioids: Get The Facts

Opioids are some of the oldest pain medications in use. In general, opioids mimic the activity of molecules called endorphins that we produce in our body. Endorphins bind to certain receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and even to nerves in other parts of the body, such as the knee, to reduce pain. Opioids also have the ability to dull our emotional response to pain. Recently, the media and the government have highlighted the number of deaths related to opioid pain relievers. In response to Continue Reading→

Dr. Christo Contributes to Thrive Global

Overcoming Pain Advice from an expert. Originally published on Thrive Global.  Chronic pain affects 116 million U.S. adults, and 40% of people living in developing countries. It doesn’t spare the more vulnerable members of society either. For instance, 20% of all children are affected by chronic pain and the prevalence increases among older adults. Pain-relief is a multi-billion dollar industry. Each year, millions of Americans spend money on pain medications, surgery, and various other Continue Reading→

[UPDATE] Tiger Woods DUI was a Result of Prescribed Medication, not Alcohol

Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel by police on Monday, May 29th and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. This is a serious offence, as anyone who has found themselves in this position would tell you. As a result, if you have have been arrested on similar grounds it would be wise to contact a Henrico VA Traffic Lawyer for expert advice and guidance. Unfortunately, the state Tiger Woods was found in did not correlate to how a sober man would act. Woods had to be awakened Continue Reading→