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Posted in Chronic Pain News Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

How the HHS Moral Conscience Clause Gives God like Powers to Individuals

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Under the broad definition of this new rule, an individual can exercise their own moral convictions in emergency situations.

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Posted in Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Extreme Measures by Law Enforcement Send Doctor to Prison

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I would like to believe law enforcement is making the practice of medicine safer, but reports such as this and those I have investigated lead me to believe otherwise.

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Posted in Drug Abuse

135 officers arrest 50 people in massive Connecticut heroin bust – 11 suspects on the run

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State and Federal law enforcement arrested 50 people in Connecticut as part of a massive undercover operation that resulted in the seizure of thousands of bags of heroin, guns and $15,000 in cash.

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Posted in Drug Abuse

Suburban Teen Binge Drinking Rates Outpace Nation

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Chicago state liquor-control officers have cited more than thirteen hundred (1,349) bars, restaurants, groceries and liquor stores for selling alcohol to minors in the greater Chicagoland area in the last five years.

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Posted in DEA Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

Growing Threats to the Chronic Pain Community

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A new era of conservative values are spilling over at a federal and state level, some of which role back laws and precedence which have been in effect for the last sixty years. But they do more than that, some changes like the new HHS ruling for healthcare providers which add the “moral consciousness” clause, give wide latitude to individuals to act out their bias, prejudices and bigotry in ways that haven’t existed since the 1800’s

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Posted in Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Are Doctors to Blame for the Opiate Crisis?

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When I step back and look, I see different groups acting independently of each other but each trying to maximize profits or simplify their lives naively thinking it’s someone else’s responsibility for patient safety

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Posted in Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Is John Q Public the Next Victim in the War on Prescription Opiates?

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According to the Mayo Clinic a leader in developing programs to detect diversion in hospitals and clinics, as many as 15% of healthcare workers were diverting controlled substance in 2011.

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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

When to be Afraid of your Doctor – Part 1

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This post is about educating patients on how to spot a dangerous situation before they get in too deep or too dependent on a prescriber whose intent is to exploit them for reasons other than providing honest and compassionate medical care

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Posted in Op-Eds

If It Bleeds It Leads

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The combination of poor research standards, profit motive, compromised ethics, ideological bias, political pressure and a rush to judgement by the press, is a bad combination when making policy which affects the health and lives of millions

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Q2 2018 Summary Report

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This is an edited copy of the June 2018 Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio. Specifically edited for this post and as information source for Chronic Pain Patients

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