Author: Sean Mackey

Flawed proposed Oregon opioid policy opposes CDC guideline, creates risks

The misapplication of the CDC guideline on opioid prescribing for chronic pain has caused confusion, suffering, and harm to patients. Fundamentally, policies and practices that support tapering to specified doses or involuntary opioid tapering runs counter to guidance from the CDC, FDA, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of […]

Response to Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 led to the creation of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force), whose mission is to determine whether gaps in or inconsistencies between best practices for acute and chronic pain management exist and to propose updates and recommendations to those best practices. The […]

National Doctors’ Day 2019

Today is a day to honor our doctors for their dedication and hard work in helping to cure disease and improve the health and well-being of our citizens. National Doctors’ Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, MD administered the first ether anesthetic on March 30, 1842 to allow surgical removal of a neck […]

Call for Action on Forced Opioid Tapering Proposal in Oregon

Yesterday we submitted a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown opposing a proposed community-based forced prescription opioid tapering in patients taking long-term prescription opioids. Our letter expresses concerns over a lack of evidence to support reductive policies that center on forced opioid tapering, particularly rapidly and to extremely low doses. We appreciate the Governor’s desire to […]

Stanford Back Pain Education Day 2016

We will be hosting our second Back Pain Education Day on September 11, 2016 at Cemex Auditorium.  If you are suffering from chronic back pain, please join us for an exciting day filled with lectures from Stanford pain experts and information on community resources, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art back pain treatments!  All attendees will be […]