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The Cadillac of Anesthesia Returns

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Even though some are couching it the context of something newly discovered, us old goats know it just isn’t so.

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Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain Intensity and Function

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Greater sleep disturbance was associated with greater pain intensity, worse function, greater emotional distress, lower positive affect, and higher levels of catastrophizing.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Excerpts from Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report May 2019

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The most encouraging information from this publication was seeing policies makers acknowledge what many in the chronic pain community has been saying since 2015, but more than that was seeing the 2016 CDC Guidelines placed in context

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Why File a Complaint with a State Medical Board

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All patients should understand this, they can’t be compelled to sign away their rights for legal counsel as a condition for being treated for a medical problem, this is a protected right under federal and state law in all fifty states.

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The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

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If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

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Chronic Pain and Low-T

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If you’re male, age fifty or above, a chronic pain patient on long term treatment with opioids and haven’t had your testosterone levels checked you may want to consider doing so.

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‘Opioid Cutoff’ Article Tells Us How Badly Pain Patients Were Harmed. Too Bad Kolodny Was Included

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An otherwise splendid Pew Stateline Article (Pew Research Center), “Rapid Opioid Cutoff Is Risky Too, Feds Warn” by Christine Vestal (Pew Research Center) is tainted by quotes from Andrew Kolodny, who, like a herpes infection, just won’t go away.

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NIH Admits Over Prescribing Opiates is Just a Theory

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By R Carter   I never expected to see this.   An NIH Doctor and spokesman admitting that their main tagline, i.e. the opiate crisis…

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How the HHS Moral Conscience Clause Gives God like Powers to Individuals

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Under the broad definition of this new rule, an individual can exercise their own moral convictions in emergency situations.

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Extreme Measures by Law Enforcement Send Doctor to Prison

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I would like to believe law enforcement is making the practice of medicine safer, but reports such as this and those I have investigated lead me to believe otherwise.

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