CDC Clarifies Applicability of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Excepts End-of-Life and Palliative Care

The Centers for Disease Control has released a letter clarifying that its 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was not intended to apply to cancer treatment, palliative care, or end of life care. Recent efforts by policymakers to stem the nationwide epidemic of opioid abuseĀ  culminated in the enactment of the 2018 SUPPORT…

Palliative Care Reduces Suicide Risk for Veterans with Lung Cancer

A 2017 study found that patients with lung cancer commit suicide at more than four times the rate as the general population, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. The results of the study demonstrated that suicide risks for lung cancer patients increased far more than it did for patients…