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

Fact check: Trump falsely claims to have 'saved' pre-existing conditions protections

Tami Luhby, CNN – Monday, he claimed credit for being “the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare” in a tweet blasting an ad by former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg that attacks the President’s record on health care.

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Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid* overdoses rose 30% in all parts of the US from July 2016 through September 2017. People who have had an overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in the ED is an opportunity for action.

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Posted in The Guardian

A look at what may come from a National Healthcare System

As our nation debates the benefits of a National Healthcare System, unofficially called Medicare for All, a look at Great Britain’s national healthcare system should give all of us a moment of pause to consider alternatives. But then again, the current trajectory our healthcare system, a corporate conglomerate for profit system, is neither ideal nor beneficial for all American’s either.

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Posted in Josh Bloom

Gee, Pain Pills Are the Real Not Killers. And the Sun Rises in the East. Who Knew?

In 2016 I testified at an FDA hearing about the “opioid crisis,” which was starting to make its way into the news in a big way. I was the last of 15 speakers, which included, among others, addiction specialists, physicians, patient advocates and parents whose children had died from drug overdoses.

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Posted in Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Vox

The rise in meth and cocaine overdoses, explained

America’s drug overdose crisis is still largely dominated by opioid overdose deaths. But stimulants like cocaine and especially methamphetamine seem poised for a comeback.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Vox

Study links Medicaid expansion to 6 percent reduction in opioid overdose deaths

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which gave millions of low-income adults access to health insurance, was linked to a 6 percent reduction in opioid overdose death rates — potentially preventing thousands of deaths — according to a new study in JAMA Network Open.

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Posted in Rewire News

Women Are Being Kicked Out of Domestic Violence Shelters for Self-Medicating the Trauma of Abuse

In 2017, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) established that all services and programs funded under the act must help survivors regardless of substance use.

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Posted in Josh Bloom

Rep. Sewell’s NOPAIN Bill Is Really NO-BRAIN Bill

Despite a decade of indisputable evidence that we are not having an “opioid crisis.” but rather a “heroin/fentanyl crisis” you might think that people might start to figure this out and act accordingly.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Op-Eds

The US Opioid Crisis – Misdiagnosed, Mistreated and Mismanaged Part Two

After reading thousands of articles and opinions since 2000, on what caused the opioid crisis I fail to see any single cause or primary contributor. The majority of us contributed to how we got here. Through a trillion times a  trillion individual choices, whether by action or inaction, by intent or ignorance, this is a problem of government, industry and it’s citizenry, there are few innocents, so ultimately it’s a problem not just with our systems but with our humanity.

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Posted in How Overdose Data is Collected TV 10 Columbus Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Franklin County Ohio Coroner, drug overdose deaths up 15% in 2019

Pre-release data reported by the Associated Press on 2019 opioid overdose deaths indicates that for the first nine months of 2019, opioid overdose deaths rose grew at a faster rate when compared to the same time period in 2018.

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