As Seen on Bay News 9: Local Pain Medicine Physician Discusses Cancer Pain

Dr. Maulik Bhalani at Florida Pain Medicine was interviewed by Bay News 9 about a new study showing that cancer patients are not receiving proper pain management treatments.

Statistics show that between 2000 and 2010, overall opioid prescriptions increased by 466 percent, but they only increased by 16 percent for cancer patients. Those numbers are backed up by researchers who studied about 4,500 cancer patients who died between 2005 and 2012, and who received at least one prescription for an analgesic.