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CDC Guidelines for Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain, what’s missing?

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So what are our healthcare professional and law enforcement agencies failing to recognize in their efforts to balance combating opioid abuse while humanely and responsibly managing chronic pain conditions for the public?

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Suicides rising across the US

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While the CDC breaks out data points for causes unrelated to mental health issues, the one category missing in its data collection efforts, and one for which they have abundant data, are the suicides related to forced tapering or termination of opioids in patients with legitimate medical needs.

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

America’s Prefered Drug of Choice Linked to Opioid Overdose Deaths

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More than half of the 4.2 million Americans who misused prescription opioids between 2012 and 2014 also engaged in binge drinking, according to a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 

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

Chronic Pain Patients who have had surgery

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If you’re a CPP taking opioids and have had a surgery or painful medical procedure, please take this Twitter poll and share your experience or share this link with others you know.

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US Surgeon General implies acetaminophen equal to intravenous opioids for pain

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This is what happens when our chief medical officer, the US Surgeon General,  becomes a politician and not a medical professional. Using his medical degree as a pedigree for bad science, betraying the trust of the American people rather trusting their ability to understand the details of what’s at stake and letting them choose rather than having their choices limited by false claims and misdirection. 

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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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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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The Josh Bloom No Spin Cycle

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Share the News11        11SharesBy R Carter Having followed the opioid overdose data closely, both from my state and from the CDC, I’ve been anticipating press releases…

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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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US House unanimously passes bill ending adoptive seizures by Federal Law Enforcement

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US House closes adoptive seizure loophole

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