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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Eliminating Opiates in Chronic Pain as a Means of Generating Procedural Revenues

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Montana has become a wasteland for pain management By Mark Ibsen, MD Why would we be sycophants for the Attorney General, who misrepresents the facts…

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Increased Levels of Bureaucracy Breeds Failures in Accessing Healthcare Services

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The California Medical Association is working to get legislation introduced — perhaps as early as this week — that will alleviate a problem with prescription…

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Sick of Suffering

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Re-posted with permission from https://sickofsuffering.com/ Wanting to take a more active role in fighting back against the ideological nearsightedness of the opiate opponents? Read on…

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

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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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

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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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

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

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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