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

Senate about to pass ‘opioid’ laws that are built on lies

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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.

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Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

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In keeping with the White House proposal to reduce opiate manufacturing by 30% the DOJ and DEA plan another 10% reduction quota in 2019.

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DEA Crackdown on Opiate Production Produces Shortages

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Shortages of opioid drugs such as injectable hydromorphone, morphine, fentanyl and methadone have placed a particularly heavy burden on EDs, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. This issue has escalated since HHS declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last year.

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DEA Reduces Amount Of Opioid Controlled Substances To Be Manufactured In 2017

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The United States Drug Enforcement (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more

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Posted in DEA Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

DEA Massive Surveillance Operations Are Illegal, Watchdog Says

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The Drug Enforcement Administration skirted numerous legal checks on a trio of bulk data collection programs dating back to the early 1990s, according to an internal watchdog.

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Ohio’s New Limits on Prescription Opioids for Acute Pain

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Consistent with the guidelines for chronic pain, Ohio’s guidelines for acute pain are both rational and flexible, providing safety, promoting responsible use without tying the hand of physicians when addressing patients and circumstances which fall outside expectations.

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Has Chinese Fentanyl Into the US Been Stopped?

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The first known indictment of Chinese nationals for the production of fentanyl,

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What would Lincoln Do?

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Those who suffer chronic pain, call on Congress to open the debate around the treatment of pain and include members from the chronic pain community. Allow us to tell our stories and have a voice, so that equality and balance may be preserved and the spirit of our democracy acknowledged.

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

Border Shut Down could be Good News for the Chronic Pain Community

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Strategies and actions which force cooperation from foreign governments, expose illegal importers, force domestic buyers to seek medical help for addictions, is beneficial to the chronic pain community in furthering our position that restrictions placed on medical prescribers is harmful for all Americans.

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