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Is a National War on Prescription Opiates Justified?

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With a national response of limiting medication for chronic pain based on the death rate related to chronic pain, a rational question to ask would be, would America stand for a similar approach in a response to deaths related to Diabetes?

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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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‘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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Share the News31  38     69Shares By R Carter   I never expected to see this.   An NIH Doctor and spokesman admitting that their main tagline, i.e….

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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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Growing Threats to the Chronic Pain Community

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A new era of conservative values are spilling over at a federal and state level, some of which role back laws and precedence which have been in effect for the last sixty years. But they do more than that, some changes like the new HHS ruling for healthcare providers which add the “moral consciousness” clause, give wide latitude to individuals to act out their bias, prejudices and bigotry in ways that haven’t existed since the 1800’s

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Are Doctors to Blame for the Opiate Crisis?

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When I step back and look, I see different groups acting independently of each other but each trying to maximize profits or simplify their lives naively thinking it’s someone else’s responsibility for patient safety

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Is John Q Public the Next Victim in the War on Prescription Opiates?

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According to the Mayo Clinic a leader in developing programs to detect diversion in hospitals and clinics, as many as 15% of healthcare workers were diverting controlled substance in 2011.

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When to be Afraid of your Doctor – Part 1

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This post is about educating patients on how to spot a dangerous situation before they get in too deep or too dependent on a prescriber whose intent is to exploit them for reasons other than providing honest and compassionate medical care. It is based on personal experience with Comprehensive Pain Management in Columbus Ohio

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

Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Q2 2018 Summary Report

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This is an edited copy of the June 2018 Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio. Specifically edited for this post and as information source for Chronic Pain Patients

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