Back pain and osteoarthritis are “leading causes of disability worldwide. ” So it is surprising to learn that doctors today are prescribing antidepressants to alleviate the pain associated with these conditions, despite the findings that there are very negative side effects to these drugs including dependence and withdrawal, not to mention the fact that the patients are not actually depressed.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) created a very informative Infographic on the costs of diabetes in our healthcare system. Some of the facts are summarized in the post.
Opiods and drugs for lower back pain? John's Hopkins conducted a study recently that looked into the policies of Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurers. The Abstract is listed below.
The Medicare wound data is shocking. We regularly work with doctors who have non-healing wounds.
Chiropractic Economics recently conducted their 20TH Annual Salary & Expense Survey. There were some fascinating statistics in the report.
Significant advertising, drug rep visits to doctor offices and discussion have taken place in the year since Tavaborole (Kerydin, Anacor Pharmaceuticals) became widely available. Brian McCurdy wrote a story in Podiatry Today in July 2015 about Tavaborole.