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Chronic Pain Patient Shares His Struggle With New Guidelines

OPB | Dec. 08, 2015

An Oregon man who says he's struggled with pain for more than a dozen years says one of his biggest challenges is dealing with doctors.

Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Dec. 02, 2015

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

Methadone Realities

OPB | Aug. 17, 2011

Most people know of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction. Its uses have broadened and a black market has followed. Last year in Oregon, it claimed more lives than heroin.

Managing Pain

OPB | July 07, 2011

How do you deal with chronic pain — besides prescription drugs?