Pain BC News

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Global News
Jon Azpiri

After years of living with chronic back and hip pain, Ken Jones was finally diagnosed with spina bifida. More than a year ago he found a doctor who prescribed him fentanyl and things improved.

“Finally we found something that was going to work,” Jones said. “It…was fentanyl and it’s come out in a patch.

“I was finally having some quality of life. I could get up, I could move, I could sleep.”

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/

Self-Management BC - an invaluable resource for people in pain - has a large range of self-management workshops coming up in the fall. These are taking place in communities across the province. If you are living with a chronic condition, then you can join a self-management program to learn the skills and confidence you need to better manage your health. Programs are also available for family members, all at no cost

Friday, August 26, 2016
University of the Fraser Valley
JoAnne Nelmes, RN, MN & Elise St. Martin, UFV BA Student

A new educational poster on chronic pain has been launched by JoAnne Nelmes, RN, MN and Elise St. Martin, UFV BA Student.

This is a great resource to share with your friends and family. It includes quotes from people living with chronic pain to help increase public understanding.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Folks
Sarah Wilson

This article is brought to you by Folks Magazine.

Monday, August 15, 2016
Pain BC

Pain BC is excited to launch two new Pain Champion programs for Mental Health Practitioners and Registered Massage Therapists!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Complementary Alternative
Alice Goodman

London—Switching attention from pharmacologic treatment to behavioral approaches may be helpful in managing chronic pain, according to a speaker at the 2016 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology.

Recent evidence suggests that it is important for patients with chronic pain to continue to engage in daily activities, rather than retreat from them due to pain.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
CPSBC Website

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) has just released a list of questions and answers related to the June 1st opioid prescribing guidelines.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Times Colonist (Victoria)
Dr. James Scott

When it comes to government funding announcements, one issued on July 18 managed to fly under the radar screen, receiving little media attention, with no mention in newspapers, radio or television.

Perhaps this was because it was an insignificant amount of money. Indeed, with a provincial health budget of $18 billion, awarding a mere $50,000 doesn't exactly stop the presses.

Monday, July 25, 2016
CBC News at 6

Pain BC's Executive Director speaks to CBC News at 6 anchor Andrew Chang about the impact of the new opioid subscribing guidelines. Watch the story here http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/728271427855 from 20.35 minutes.

Monday, July 25, 2016
CBC News

Ontario will stop paying for higher-strength opioid medications through its Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program next January as part of its strategy to address the growing problem of addiction to the painkillers.

Opioids such as fentanyl and morphine are often prescribed to patients with chronic pain, but can often lead to addiction and overdose deaths.