July 29, 2022

Nonopioid Solutions for Chronic Pain

Nonopioid Solutions for Chronic Pain

New procedures and nonopioid pain management give patients cutting-edge treatment options. But they’re frequently out of reach due to a lack of insurance coverage. Hosts Terry and Bob discuss how the bipartisan NOPAIN Act seeks to change that. 

Plus, Dr. Stanley Golovac discusses nonopioid options for pain management, and how expanded access can improve patient outcomes in the long run.  

And to get the patient perspective, Kate brings on Mugabi Byenkya, chronic pain advocate and author, to talk about accessing treatment options, and Tom Norris from California shares his chronic pain journey. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent 

Guests:

Dr. Stanley Golovac,  Co-founder of Florida Pain 

Mugabi Byenkya, Advocate and Author of Dear Philomena

Tom Norris, Patient Correspondent

Links: 

Buy "Dear Philomena," via paperback

Buy "Dear Philomena" via e-book

Drug Pricing Negotiations

NOPAIN Act

Reform Medicare’s Payment Policy to Expand Patient Access to Nonopioids

Vertos Mild Procedure

Listen: Terry’s Take Special Episode

August Recess Start Date in the Air as Senators Await Ruling

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