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2010 Survey of State Medical Board Members Reflects Trends in 2019 Opiate Prescribing Guidelines

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Since state medical boards are the primary arbitrators for regulating physician practice, what board members think weighs heavily in the decisions made when treating and prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain.

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

Senate about to pass ‘opioid’ laws that are built on lies

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Occasionally I find articles which have done the same or similar research I have and in doing so, draw many of the same conclusions. This post from Conservative Review by Daniel Horowitz is one of them.

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Digital Currency Fuels Illegal Opiate Trafficking

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As many would guess, digital currency plays a significant role in the black market trafficking of illegal drugs. I quick search of the DOJ website found over 25 indictments in the last 3 months, most of which involved the sale of these substance on the dark web using cryptocurrencies. One must also assume that like an iceberg, those indicted represent only a fraction of what actually exists as in this case from Texas.

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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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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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Has Chinese Fentanyl Into the US Been Stopped?

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The first known indictment of Chinese nationals for the production of fentanyl,

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