We are jumping up from our desks and clapping….Why? We are starting to see the shift!
For over 20 years we have been marching strong and proud, determined to show Americans – from Practitioners to Patients – that there are options on how to treat pain!
Those who have experienced our research-based biopharmaceutical solutions and learned from us on transdermal pain relief understand that there are alternative ways to treat pain that don’t involve prescription drugs.
We, and especially our Founder and Formulator Lou Paradise, has continually voiced and will continue to fight the battle against addiction.
I want to see the day where no longer are 15,000 babies born addicted to their moms pain medication; veterans and other vulnerable populations believing that they have no options so opting to choose suicide instead, nor innocent lives lost due to driving under the influence Rx opioid pain killers causing more car crashes then all drugs and the tragedy of heroin overdoses. Each one of us deserves to live a joyful and fulfilling life, doing the things we love with the people we love most…
Well, that day may just be here!! Though the battle is far from over, there is positive change coming our way…
In a recent New York Times on June 10th, Jan Hoffman wrote about a hospital joining our mission…
Since Jan. 4, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s emergency department, one of the country’s busiest, has been using opioids only as a last resort. For patients with common types of acute pain — migraines, kidney stones, sciatica, fractures — doctors first try alternative regimens that include nonnarcotic infusions and injections, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, laughing gas, even “energy healing” and a wandering harpist.;;;;”
Why this new shift in treatment? Because ER doctors are mindful of the statistics…According to a 2013 federal study, nearly 1,150 people a day around the country went to emergency departments for treatment related to prescription opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that in 2014 there were 10,574 heroin overdose deaths and 14,838 for prescription opioids.
We certainly applaud, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, St. Joe’s chairman of emergency medicine for treating pain patients with non-opiod protocals. And we acknowledge Dr. Sergey M. Motov, emergency medicine physician at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn as a leading proponent of opioid reduction.
Though there is still a lot of work ahead, the more people joining our team of warriors conquering the nation’s prescription drug addiction problem, the better!
As our President Lou so eloquently says:
Rx opioid pain killers have a place, in hospice end care pain absolutely, for almost everything else not so much. This is a complex subject and winning the battle and ultimate war against addiction and premature death is a must. I ask you to join our army of pain relief warriors determined to help those in need by ending suffering and painkiller addiction!