Alternative Approaches To Pain Gaining Victories As Opioid Epidemic Rages On
Naturopaths and chiropractors have been championing their methods as a way to avoid prescribing patients addictive painkillers.
Chiropractors, Naturopaths Lobby For A Bigger Role In Treating Pain
Seizing on the opioid epidemic as a chance to expand their reach, naturopaths and chiropractors are aggressively lobbying Congress and state governments to elevate the role of alternative therapies in treating chronic pain. They’ve scored several victories in recent months, and hope the Trump administration will give them a further boost. Their most powerful argument: We don’t prescribe addictive pain pills. Shunning pharmaceuticals, they treat pain with everything from acupuncture to massage to castor oil ointments. They offer herbal supplements and homeopathic pills. (Thielking, 4/4)
In other news —
The Richmond Times-Dispatch:
At Godwin, Herring Talks Indiscriminate Nature Of Heroin, Opioid Addiction
It’s a problem that defies race and walk of life. It touches people old and young, including at least two graduates who died in the past year from Mills E. Godwin High School, where Attorney General Mark R. Herring delivered introductory remarks on Monday night ahead of a documentary showing and panel discussion about the heroin and opioid epidemic that has devastated communities nationally. (Truong, 4/4)