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Stains Outlast Gains as Industry Encroaches on Physician Prescribing Power

  Opioid Czar & Czarina Mike Magee When the AMA helped empower Purdue Pharma funded Pain Management by granting specialty status in its’ Federation in the 1980s– and with that legitimacy of pain as the “5th vital sign”; and when everyday physicians (especially primary care physicians who were targeted by Purdue Pharma) became easy marks […]

Guest Blog: Protecting Access to CRNAs Relieves Patient Pain

Christine Zambricki, CRNA, MA, FAAN This week, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will formally begin considering a rule to protect patient access to pain-management care delivered by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). If CMS doesn’t implement the rule, then many of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain will […]

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