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Comparing NIH Stats – Alcohol Use Disorder to Opioid Use Disorder

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The bias and prejudice in government, public health and media regarding what are acceptable limits for alcohol, opiate abuse and addiction.

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

Drug execs face life in prison for opioid-related charges

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The role of media in fanning the flames on what is little more than a passing curiosity which would get no mention if related to another industry

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Posted in Op-Eds Pain Management Education for Patients

A Prescription for America – Anti-opiate Phobia

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A prescription for America, a dose of rationality and facts not designed to make you afraid but to educate you and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

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The Scarlet “O” by Kaylee Jackson

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In the book The Scarlet Letter the character Hester Prynne was branded by having to wear the scarlet letter “A”

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HHS 2019 SOR grants will total $1.4 billion

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An honest and rational question to ask at this stage in the war on opiates is. Where is the research funding into treatments for chronic pain?

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

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

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Providers who exploit this trust for profit at the expense of health and well being, have no place in healthcare

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

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A drug that scientists originally developed to treat depression may have promise for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, researchers say.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Research links PTSD to Exasperation of Chronic Pain

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Our findings suggest that trauma exposure is linked to elevated clinical markers of central sensitization but a critical factor in this relationship is the mediating effect of current PTSD symptoms.

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

AKA letter to CDC on Kratom reads like déjà vu when compared to claims made about prescription opiates

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A recent letter from the American Kratom Association (AKA) in response to a report issued by the CDC on Kratom being detected by medical examiners and coroners, reads like déjà vu when comparing it point by point to claims made about the role of prescription opiates in the drug overdose crisis

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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

Dear Doctor

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Please understand that when I come to your office it’s the respect, dignity, compassion and honesty you show that keeps me coming back, not just the medication you prescribe

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