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Abuse of Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Is on the Rise

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Long considered safe and non-addictive, gabapentin is increasingly showing up in the bodies of people who overdose on heroin and prescription opioids. Researchers are now finding that the alternative painkiller has become a drug of abuse.

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Indivior Inc. Indicted for Fraudulently Marketing Prescription Opioid

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Chronic pain patients coerced or encourage to use Suboxone (buprenorphine) over traditional opiate agonists should be aware that some prescribers offering this medication do so because of illegal or misleading information about its benefits

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Former Arkansas State Senator Indicted for Embezzlement and Public Corruption Scheme

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Two former executives of a Springfield, Missouri-based charity and a former Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme

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CEO Convicted of Defrauding FDA and Distributing Adulterated Controlled Substances

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According to evidence at trial, in February 2016, the multiple potency failures culminated in Pharmakon’s distribution of 2,460 percent super potent morphine sulfate

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South Florida Health Care Facility Owner Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by The Department of Justice, Involving $1.3 Billion in Fraudulent Claims

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Federal jury finds South Florida health care facility owner guilty for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

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Former CEO of Tennessee Pain Management Company Convicted for Role in Approximate $4 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

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Comprehensive Pain Specialist (CPS) of Nashville Tennessee was the former owner of Comprehensive Pain Specialist 1750 Granville Pike Lancaster Ohio

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Posted in Ohio Guidelines and Regulation Pain Management Education for Patients

How to Survive Your Next Trip to the Emergency Room

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Guidelines are still lacking and need further refinements for situations where chronic pain patients experience acute pain scenarios such as surgery, accidents and exacerbations of existing medical conditions

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DEA Massive Surveillance Operations Are Illegal, Watchdog Says

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The Drug Enforcement Administration skirted numerous legal checks on a trio of bulk data collection programs dating back to the early 1990s, according to an internal watchdog.

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Ohio’s New Limits on Prescription Opioids for Acute Pain

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Consistent with the guidelines for chronic pain, Ohio’s guidelines for acute pain are both rational and flexible, providing safety, promoting responsible use without tying the hand of physicians when addressing patients and circumstances which fall outside expectations.

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

Another Tragic Consequence of Opiate Extremism

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Diagnosis – Irresponsible: The idea of every unconscious person is a suspected overdose, continues to have tragic consequences. We might as well be putting guns in the hands of children.

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