Sheldon Whitehouse

Federal investigation sought to determine source of prescription pain medication shortages

Federal investigation sought to determine source of prescription pain medication shortages

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Top U.S. lawmakers are concerned that overregulation of prescription pain medications is causing an inadvertent shortage of the controlled — and often necessary — controlled substances.

AHCA: Chronic pain a major issue for long-term care

AHCA: Chronic pain a major issue for long-term care

The American Health Care Association is supporting a new report that calls on government agencies, Congress and the medical community to address chronic pain as a public health crisis.

Agency's crackdown on drug thefts hurts nursing home residents, senators say

The Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to combat narcotics abuse and theft in nursing homes actually negatively affect those residents and hospice care patients who need pain medications, two senators recently argued.