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High Opioid Doses Linked to CYP450

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September 25, 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona) — Patients with chronic pain who require high doses of opioids to achieve pain relief show exceptionally high rates of…

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Estimate are that 10% of the general population have genetic variants which make them high or low metabolizers of opiates.

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By R Carter Estimates are as high as 30% of the general population has a genetic variant in their genome that causes them to be…

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NPR.org – Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

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Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses When fentanyl, a…

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Ohio Sells $75k in Medical Marijuana First Day of Sales

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https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/79646604/posts/19215 As a retired anesthesia provider I remain skeptical of the extent medical marijuana can play in providing pain relief, this is admittedly an old…

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The first objective way to measure pain

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“If we can’t measure pain, we can’t fix it,”

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Hy-Vee implements controlled substance prescription policy

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https://www.drugstorenews.com/retail-news/hy-vee-implements-controlled-substance-prescription-policy/ In an effort to assist in combating the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee has implemented a new controlled substance prescription policy. As of Jan. 1,…

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CDC Guidelines Refuted with Scientific Evidence

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Original Post… Original Article: Neat, Plausible, and Generally Wrong: A Response to the CDC Recommendations for Chronic Opioid Use Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdM; Ruth A. Potee,…

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An Overview – Part 6 of 6

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Despite some research articles which claim that opiates have no more benefit in relieving pain than aspirin or Tylenol I say this. Let me pound your hand with a hammer several times, and then we’ll see how long you can get by on aspirin or Tylenol.

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An Overview – Part 5 of 6

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By R Carter Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully…

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An Overview – Part 4 of 6

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By R Carter The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. Albert Einstein All this has…

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