Ren in News
November 9, 2023

Pain Is a Legitimate Concern, but Patients Need Better Solutions Than Addictive Opioids

Millions of Americans suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions that severely reduce their quality of life. Unfortunately, the methods of treatment often prioritized for such individuals involve them taking addictive drugs like opioid pain reliever pills.


Ren in Alcohol Awareness
April 7, 2021

Is There a Connection Between Drinking Less and Pain Relief?

One study found that veterans who cut back on their drinking also suffered less pain shortly thereafter. Is there a proven cause and effect relationship behind this? It is possible that relief from chronic pain may be yet another health benefit of quitting alcohol?


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
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.


Karen Hadley in Prescription drugs
January 19, 2018

The Heavy Burden of Drugs that Killed Tom Petty

January 19, 2018: The Los Angeles County Coroner released the results of the toxicology analysis for Tom Petty. His death has now been ruled an accidental drug overdose, with opioids and benzodiazepines causing him to stop breathing.