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The Role of Delta FosB in the Neuroplastic Brain Reward Circuitry

Delta FosB the switch that turns addictive behavior on and off.

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HHS 2019 SOR grants will total $1.4 billion

An honest and rational question to ask at this stage in the war on opiates is. Where is the research funding into treatments for chronic pain?

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48 Million Awarded for Wrongful Death-Failure to Properly Treat Pain?

  After a 2 wk trial, a Las Vegas jury today awarded our legal client $16 million in damages & $32 million in punitives. We alleged a lovely young mother w/ Sickle Cell Disease was fatally overdosed w/the NSAID ketorolac (Toradol), to avoid treating her pain w/ appropriate opioids. Toradol…

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Review of NIH Funding for Pain Research

By R Carter NIH funding In 2014 was 30 billion in taxpayer funds to improve the health of the nation. Chronic pain is as prevalent as cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, yet in 2014, the NIH spent 95% more on these than it did on chronic pain. Why is…

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Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/overdosing-regulation-how-government-caused-opioid-epidemic#full This is a great article I came across while researching how data collected for monitoring trends in poisonings and opiate related ER visits, gets weaponized to fit the ideological agenda of the anti-opiate zealots. Valid research data is consistently taken out of context, twisted and exaggerated without referencing the…

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Drug Prohibition Blamed for Opioid Crisis

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/drug-prohibition-blame-opioid-crisis New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner recently released the state’s latest opioid overdose death totals for 2018. As in most of the country, prescription opioids are not propelling the death rate in New Hampshire. For the last several years, more and more non-medical users have been dying from heroin and fentanyl, with…

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AMA Advocates Big Win for Chronic Pain Suffers

AMA position: USE OF CDC GUIDELINES FOR PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS INAPPROPRIATE

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Guilt by Association, But Not Without Hope

By R Carter Guilt by Association As I research how opiate overdose death data is collected and reported the more impressed I am at how biased the rhetoric is. CPP’s are lumped into all research done on the opiate crisis for only one reason; they are prescribed opiates for a…

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Is Andrew Kolodny Finally Happy?

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/02/20/heroin-pills-are-now-reality-andrew-kolodny-finally-happy-13825 Sometimes a few words are worth 1,000 words. [H]ydrocodone and hydrocodone combination products produce the same effects that other opioid agonists produce… but we could [include] heroin there, as well, because what we’re really talking about areheroin pills. Andrew Kolodny, President of PROP, Testimony at FDA hearing, Friday, January 25,…

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Chronic-pain patients suffer as agencies try to regulate addiction

The vast majority of people who use prescription opioids never become addicted; they use their medication as prescribed. It facilitates their lives, and if it’s discontinued they will lose quality of life.

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