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When November and Thanksgiving roll around each year, I'm always amazed to realize how much more I appreciate things and am thankful for them because Migraines and headaches have made me more aware and appreciative.
One of the biggest challenges we face as patients with Migraine and other headache disorders is putting together a health care team who have the experience, knowledge, compassion, and cooperative philosophy that it takes for us to partner with them as treatment partners. A 2011 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) included a sobering statement and startling statistic:
"Lack of knowledge among health-care providers is the principal clinical barrier to effective headache management. This problem begins in medical schools where there is limited teaching on the subject, a consequence of the low priority accorded to it... Worldwide, formal undergraduate medical training included just four hours about headache and Migraine; specialist training included 10 h...
Doctor: David B. Watson, MD Address: One Medical Center Drive, Suite 7500 Morgantown, WV 26505 Telephone: 304-598-6127 Recommendation: Patient Feedback
You may have heard rumors that there is a shortage of the opioid pain reliever oxycodone . Or you may have tried to fill your oxycodone prescription only to be told that your pharmacy doesn't have any and doesn't know when they will be getting more. There have been at least two significant recalls of instant release oxycodone in the past few months and the two drug manufacturers involved have completely stopped production of it (as well as a number of other medications) due to quality control issues. Because of its abuse potential, oxycodone is highly regulated and the government only allows each manufacturer to make a specified amount each year. Therefore, other manufacturers cannot just increase their production to make up for the two companies who have stopped production. The shortage seems to affect some parts of the country worse than others, but as the shortage continues the number of areas affected are growing. It largely depends on which manufactur...
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