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

Fact check: Trump falsely claims to have 'saved' pre-existing conditions protections

Tami Luhby, CNN – Monday, he claimed credit for being “the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare” in a tweet blasting an ad by former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg that attacks the President’s record on health care.

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Deaths of Despair linked to Joblessness and the Opioid Overdose Problem

New research supports the idea that economic distress sparked the opioid epidemic. But others say the true causes are far more complicated. A 2019 survey of 813 chronic pain patients, offers some insights in support of this conclusion.

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It’s Easier to Criticize Pain Patients Than to Criticize Drug Prohibition

Last week the Washington Post featured an article in the “Outlook” section by Dr. James D. Hudson, a pain management specialist, lamenting Americans’ “Dangerous Fear of Pain,” arguing that the efforts by doctors to make their patients “pain free” has largely contributed to the overdose crisis.

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Ohio Reports Record Lows on Prescription Opioid Use Part 3

Ohio State officials take great pride in their efforts to thwart opioid addiction, drug overdose deaths and their efforts are both noticable and commendable. Yet at a cost of nearly $7,000 per patient per year, it comes at a high price. Let’s review a score card and check that progress starting with an executive summary released by the State Board of Pharmacy on their PDMP system known as OARRS.

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A Medical Legal View of Chronic Pain Management

Don’t Punish Pain Rally Talk Show with Claudia recently interviewed Dr. Dan Laird on the current conditions of government regulations of opioids and law enforcements efforts to curb the use of prescription opioids by ratcheting up the arrests of physicians who treat pain.

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New Fentanyl Analogue Acrylfentanyl, Hits US Shores

A new analogue of Fentanyl, Acrylfentanyl a Schedule I drug by the DEA, has recently contributed to three deaths in western Pennsylvania. The suspected source for the substance is China.

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Death maybe a Doorway to a Pain Free Existence

The title of this post is a quote from a patient who spoke these words as we talked this last week. Force tapered to zero medication from a previous dosage of 75 MME just over two years ago after twelve years of 100% compliance with medication use.

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What the Frack Oklahoma!

By R Carter To borrow a term from Battlestar Galactica, you know what I mean. I’m a native Oklahoman and lived there most of my life up until about three years ago, so I feel I have some latitude here to voice an opinion. Back in the 80’s when someone…

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Americans Duped By The Government, it’s Agencies, Boards, MEDIA & DEA

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An Educational Read About Mexican Fentanyl

Last year, more than 31,000 people in the United States died after taking fentanyl or one of its close chemical relatives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No other drug in modern history has killed more people in a year.

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