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CDC Guidelines for Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain, what’s missing?

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So what are our healthcare professional and law enforcement agencies failing to recognize in their efforts to balance combating opioid abuse while humanely and responsibly managing chronic pain conditions for the public?

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Suicides rising across the US

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While the CDC breaks out data points for causes unrelated to mental health issues, the one category missing in its data collection efforts, and one for which they have abundant data, are the suicides related to forced tapering or termination of opioids in patients with legitimate medical needs.

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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety.

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Chronic Pain Patients who have had surgery

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If you’re a CPP taking opioids and have had a surgery or painful medical procedure, please take this Twitter poll and share your experience or share this link with others you know.

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Searching for Non-Addictive Analgesics

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In this article I will document what public healthcare and policy makers don’t want you to know, which is, there is no better treatment for chronic pain than opioids. This is based on our current understanding of molecular biology and pharmacology and despite claims that opioids are no more effective than Aspirin or Tylenol

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A Political Cure Worse than the Disease

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With an estimated twenty million Americans now tapered down or terminated off of pain medication, medication which was used to remain employed as productive members of society, as members who paid into the system rather than drawing from it, our current national policy on restricting access to opioids to those with legitimate medical need, creates a new class of disenfranchised citizen.

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NJ Doctor Not Liable For Patient’s Role In Fatal Crash

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Share the News17  1     18SharesBy R Carter In this era of opioid hysteria many doctors are rightly concerned about liability issues with regards to prescribed medications and…

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How Mainstream Media Values Lives In the Opiate Crisis

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I challenge mainstream media to report the whole story regarding the loss of life around the opiate crisis

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AMA Board of Trustees Strengthens its Position on Misapplication of CDC Guidelines

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June 10 2019 updated recommendation from the AMA Board of Trustees – Inappropriate CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

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The Cadillac of Anesthesia Returns

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Even though some are couching it the context of something newly discovered, us old goats know it just isn’t so.

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