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Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl Trafficking Organization from a Canadian Prison

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Colombian fentanyl trafficker, ran international organization while incarcerated in Quebec, Canada

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Ohio Guidelines and Regulation

The Necessity of Ethical Guidelines in Opioid Prescribing

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Ethical guidelines protecting people from a healthcare system too quick to profile them as opioid abusers, written into the standards of care, becomes an essential element of protecting the health and wellbeing of a public. Our tunnel vision on stopping opioid abuse can no longer afford the continued collateral damage it is causing. It is after all, the primary mandate of every state medical board to protect the public from healthcare gone awry, including those with chronic non-cancer pain.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News

Searching for Non-Addictive Analgesics

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In this article I will document what public healthcare and policy makers don’t want you to know, which is, there is no better treatment for chronic pain than opioids. This is based on our current understanding of molecular biology and pharmacology and despite claims that opioids are no more effective than Aspirin or Tylenol

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A Political Cure Worse than the Disease

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With an estimated twenty million Americans now tapered down or terminated off of pain medication, medication which was used to remain employed as productive members of society, as members who paid into the system rather than drawing from it, our current national policy on restricting access to opioids to those with legitimate medical need, creates a new class of disenfranchised citizen.

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

Nov 2018 Provisional Overdose Deaths – CDC

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Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem

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

Josh Bloom – Exposing Bias in Opioid Research

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Gina Kolata of the NY Times says, to treat emergency room patients in acute pain, a single dose of oral opioids is no better than drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen

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Posted in How Overdose Data is Collected Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

The Josh Bloom No Spin Cycle

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By R Carter Having followed the opioid overdose data closely, both from my state and from the CDC, I’ve been anticipating press releases from those…

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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

Down on Pain Street – Karaoke

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It good to see that despite having poor pain management and a doctor who’s an additional pain in the backside, this former patient still has a sense of humor.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

The Darker Side of Scope of Practice Regulation

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SOP (Scope of Practice) laws or regulations AKA Occupational License Laws have become a new tool for restricting services rendered in healthcare over the last couple of decades.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

NJ Doctor Not Liable For Patient’s Role In Fatal Crash

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By R Carter In this era of opioid hysteria many doctors are rightly concerned about liability issues with regards to prescribed medications and it’s impact…

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