Encouraging Trends

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Cancer is one of the most frightening words that can pass between a provider and a patient.  It evokes fear and an immediate sense of futility much of the time.  Indeed, it is estimated that in 2020 there will be more than 1.8 million new cancer cases in the US, and over 600,000 people will… Read more »

Easier Said Than Done

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By now most people are fully aware of the role that opioid over-prescribing played in the development of the opioid crisis in the US. The 2016 CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing for chronic pain and Maine’s law limiting prescribing of high dose opioids (with exceptions, including for palliative and end-of-life care) were crucial to reversing… Read more »