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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor Pain Management Education for Patients

A Dishonest Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

For doctors who advocate this way I suggest we test how strong their beliefs are in these methods. Let’s pound their hands with a hammer and then ask them to get by on Tylenol alone. When they can do that, then I’ll being willing to listen to their sales pitch.

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Why File a Complaint with a State Medical Board

All patients should understand this, they can’t be compelled to sign away their rights for legal counsel as a condition for being treated for a medical problem, this is a protected right under federal and state law in all fifty states.

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The Scarlet “O” by Kaylee Jackson

In the book The Scarlet Letter the character Hester Prynne was branded by having to wear the scarlet letter “A”

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What would Lincoln Do?

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 Pain Management Education for Patients Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

The Anti-Opiate Ideology War in California

In the state where everything grows and everything sells, the extremist, anti-opiate ideology war takes a new twist, with doctors attacking their own. Nearly every new regulation on opiates I see, drives a wedge between prescriber and patient. Most regulations take punitive action against prescribers, sometimes with good intentions. But…

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients

Extremism and the Righteous Mind in Government Policy

By R Carter What’s really behind the extreme ideology of denying access to pain care by those who oppose opiates except in the most narrow of criteria, such as surgery, trauma or end of life care? Why does government regulation completely ignore chronic pain conditions when making policy regarding opiates?…

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Summa Health eliminating opioids from surgeries

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/akron-canton-news/summa-health-eliminating-opioids-from-surgeries AKRON, Ohio — Summa Health System has drastically reduced the use of opioids in surgeries at all of its hospitals as a direct result of the opioid crisis. In 2017, Summa used narcotics in 98 percent of procedures, but now that number stands at 20 percent. By the end…

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients

Grown Man Pleas Following Reduction in Pain Medication

This week alone I’ve read three accounts of suicide. Two successful and one failed attempt by chronic pain patients. Patients who have had their medications reduced to substandard levels or cut off completely. Also how the VA system is training security officers in suicide prevention measures. Vets in increasing numbers…

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