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States require doctors to use prescription drug monitoring systems for patients

Long before the current opioid epidemic, most states developed tracking systems to allow physicians and pharmacists to check patients’ use of prescription drugs, including opioid painkillers, to determine whether they may be receiving too many pills, at too high a dose

What Happens To Cancer Patients Who Choose Not To Receive Chemotherapy?

Does it hurt to let yourself die from cancer (no chemo)? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Chan, MD from UCLA, Stanford Oncology Fellowship, on Quora: Every cancer

Cancer patients need more than survival

Breast cancer drugs. ‘On goes the list, until you can barely shut the doors of your medicine cabinet. The pharmacist is your new best friend.’ Photograph: Jim Bourg/REUTERS The horror of a cancer diagnosis is unforgettable. It is the grimmest and