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Ohio wholesale drug distributor charged in connection with opioid crisis

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Drug companies shipped billions of painkillers to communities across America without proper oversight between 2006 and 2012, according to newly released data from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), highlighting the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the opioid epidemic as it faces a possible legal reckoning similar to that which befell the tobacco companies in the 1990s.

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The Other Side of Opioids

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Nevada News 8 begins series exposing the darker side of opioid hysteria.

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

DEA data supports claims prescription opioids as initial cause for opioid crisis

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The data shows that companies distributed 8.4 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to commercial pharmacies in 2006 and 12.6 billion in 2012. That’s an increase of over 50%.

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CDC Guidelines for Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain, what’s missing?

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So what are our healthcare professional and law enforcement agencies failing to recognize in their efforts to balance combating opioid abuse while humanely and responsibly managing chronic pain conditions for the public?

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

Suicides rising across the US

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While the CDC breaks out data points for causes unrelated to mental health issues, the one category missing in its data collection efforts, and one for which they have abundant data, are the suicides related to forced tapering or termination of opioids in patients with legitimate medical needs.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News

CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

America’s Prefered Drug of Choice Linked to Opioid Overdose Deaths

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More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge drinking, according to a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 

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Posted in DEA Drug Abuse Law Enforcement

DOJ Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

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Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, each targeted a county where they focused on prosecuting every readily available case involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of the drug quantity.

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

Chronic Pain Patients who have had surgery

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If you’re a CPP taking opioids and have had a surgery or painful medical procedure, please take this Twitter poll and share your experience or share this link with others you know.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News

USA Today says we’re fighting the wrong war

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CDC should simply retract their guidelines and defer to Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Forces recommendations on treating chronic pain.

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