Tag Archives: patients

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »

Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear – The Guardian

Dentists Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear With most treatment now paid for, is this the tipping point for free health service dental care? An MP’s meet-and-greet visit to a dental practice in their constituency would usually pass without comment. But when the MP is the secretary of state for health and… Read More »