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Dr. Kline Myth No. 1 – Anyone can become an Addict

Dr Kline speaks to the misinformation campaign around opioid addiction, it’s basis in genetics and how blurring the lines between addiction and physical dependence is a major cause behind our nations misplaced approach in addressing overdose deaths. The medical use of opioids can lead to a physical dependence, but this…

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$300 Pharmacogenetic Testing Makes Personalized Medical Care a Reality

About 10% of the population have one or more genetic variants which affect the metabolism of opiates, also producing high or low metabolizers

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High Opioid Doses Linked to CYP450

September 25, 2012 (Phoenix, Arizona) — Patients with chronic pain who require high doses of opioids to achieve pain relief show exceptionally high rates of defects of the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzyme system compared with the general population. The CYP450 enzyme system is known to play an important role in…

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

Estimate are that 10% of the general population have genetic variants which make them high or low metabolizers of opiates.

By R Carter Estimates are as high as 30% of the general population has a genetic variant in their genome that causes them to be either a high or low metabolizer of most prescription and over the counter medications. And as many as 10% have variants which cause them to…

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

The first objective way to measure pain

“If we can’t measure pain, we can’t fix it,”

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