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Ohio Reports Record Lows on Prescription Opioid Use Part 3

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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Share the News47    47SharesBy R Carter To borrow a term from Battlestar Galactica, you know what I mean. I’m a native Oklahoman and lived there most…

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Nurse Mic

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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

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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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Purdue Pharma Offers $10-12 Billion to Settle Opioid Claims

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The maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion

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Totalitarianism may begin in 2024 rather than 1984

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What’s at the heart of such suggested controls is the issue of deterrence. Should we deter drug abuse and mass shootings by monitoring all US citizens, keeping databases on their recreational activities, medical conditions, medication usage and sharing that data with law enforcement? Or do we just need better laws which punish offenders?

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Healthcare fraud – Another example

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In 2009 there were 48 million surgical procedures performed in the US, this does not include procedures performed in physician clinics and labs around the country. Given the haphazard way HHS verifies procedure charges and their unwillingness to accept patient complaints as fact or make any other effort to confirm the accuracy of medical records, taxpayers are paying for billions of dollars in fraudulent claims each year.

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