The bias and prejudice in government, public health and media regarding what are acceptable limits for alcohol, opiate abuse and addiction.
AKA letter to CDC on Kratom reads like déjà vu when compared to claims made about prescription opiates
A recent letter from the American Kratom Association (AKA) in response to a report issued by the CDC on Kratom being detected by medical examiners and coroners, reads like déjà vu when comparing it point by point to claims made about the role of prescription opiates in the drug overdose crisis
With the failure of a comprehensive set of laws protecting patients, accessing healthcare is growing increasingly difficult and expensive.
A patient bill of rights would be a list of guarantees for those receiving medical care. It could take the form of laws or non-binding declarations. Usually a patient bill of rights would guarantee patient information privacy, protection from unscrupulous providers, the exclusion of government interference in individual medical decisions and patient autonomy over individual medical decisions.
The war on opiates has seen sweeping changes on the rights and limits in which doctors can treat chronic and acute pain. Whether by intent or not the primary motivation has been fear, resulting in a disruption of healthcare with fines and penalties placed on prescribing physicians, sometimes in excess of $20,000 per incident
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.
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.
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.
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
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