Ren in Opioid Crisis
October 27, 2022

After Years of Advocacy, U.S. Opioid Prescribing Is Declining

After years of cautionary advice from the CDC, addiction horror stories from patients, and undeniable statistics showing the connection between opioid prescribing and addiction, it seems opioid prescribing trends are finally declining in a measurable, consistent manner.


Ren in Opioids
December 12, 2019

Opiates Show Little Effect At Easing Post Surgical Pain in Male Only Procedure

A recent article in U.S. News reported on a new study published in The Journal of Urology. The data suggests that taking opiate-based painkillers after a vasectomy does not improve pain control. Furthermore, taking such drugs after a vasectomy is also linked to the persistent use of such medicines in the months following surgery…


Ren in Drug Information
September 7, 2019

Exploring the Off-Label Gabapentin Spike

If you’ve ever had a family member or friend who struggled with seizures, then you’ve probably heard of gabapentin. If not, let’s define it. Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, an anticonvulsant. It’s one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S.


Ren in Drug information
August 4, 2019

Study Shows Acetaminophen as Effective As Opioids with Some Chronic Pain Sufferers

When I see a headline in the media about opioid painkillers, the first thing I think of is addiction. And rightly so, as most news stories tend to be about the addictive nature of opioid painkillers, about overdoses, drug crime connected to painkillers, or pharma companies getting busted for their addictive products.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
June 30, 2019

Excessive Dental Opioid Prescribing an Anomaly in the U.S.

It is safe to say that treating oral pain problems is something that dentists often have to do. But how they go about treating such symptoms is another matter entirely.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
January 18, 2019

New Study Reveals Opioids Not That Effective in Treating Pain

We’ve had the opioid pitch shoved down our throats (literally) for two decades now, and not only are we finding that these drugs are highly addictive and potentially lethal but now we’re finding that they don’t even work that well in their intended role.