Fixing the Unfixable

GEORGETOWN, KY David Waespe, MD, visited Switzerland twice in a 12-year span, but the trips could not have been more

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No Pain? Big Gain!

LOUISVILLE “Where does it hurt?” That’s the common question asked of someone in pain. Medical professionals naturally follow up with

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Changing the Paradigm on Pain Management

LOUISVILLE In recent days, everyone seems to have developed a strong response to the words “pain management.” The topic is

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Recommending Repeal

In an effort to curb the nation’s opioid crisis, US state legislators have recently passed a series of laws to

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Opioids and Pain

■ MD-UPDATE: Describe the current state of opioid use, abuse, misuse, and addiction in Kentucky. MAZLOOMDOOST: Kentucky is consistently ranked

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Patient-Responsiveness, Innovation, and Collaboration

LEXINGTON From rheumatic fever as a child through his graduation first in his medical school class, Dr. William O. Witt’s

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Is There a Method to This Madness?

In March 2014, Zohydro ER (hydrocodone extended-release) was introduced to the market. Never in my medical lifetime do I recall

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GLMS Promotes Responsible Opioid Prescribing Protocols

LOUISVILLE House Bill 1, (HB1) the Pill Mill Bill from 2012 did not only impact anesthesiologists and pain medicine doctors.

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When Physicians Become the Patients

LOUISVILLE As health professionals, you know Kentucky is suffering from a substance abuse epidemic, particularly when it comes to opioids.

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Feeling Good About Pain Management

As a medical student, Lexington Clinic’s Michael E. Harned, MD, board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine, glimpsed a possible

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