Author | B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA


Dude, Pass the Vaporizer: Does Medical Marijuana Save Lives?

September 25, 2014

A recent study found states that allowed the use of medicinal marijuana had substantially lower opioid overdose mortality rates compared with states that do not have medical cannabis laws.

It's the Pain Education Season, but We're Teaching the Wrong Lessons to Physicians

August 28, 2014

Looking back over a 30-year career in pain medicine, the author laments the shift from comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain care to a model that focuses on pills and procedures to treat chronic pain.

Combination Hydrocodone Products Moving to Schedule II in October

August 22, 2014

Rescheduling hydrocodone combination products to the more-restrictive schedule II will impact clinicians and patients suffering with chronic pain, but will it have the desired effect on the misuse and abuse of these products?

The Newest Addition to the Pain Management Arsenal: Targiniq ER

July 30, 2014

Abuse-deterrent properties, identical efficacy for pain relief, reversal of opioid-induced constipation, and theoretical tolerance mitigation may give Targiniq ER an interesting advantage over other oral opioids.