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The Role of Delta FosB in the Neuroplastic Brain Reward Circuitry

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

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HHS 2019 SOR grants will total $1.4 billion

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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?

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Share the News339    339Shares   After a 2 wk trial, a Las Vegas jury today awarded our legal client $16 million in damages & $32 million…

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Review of NIH Funding for Pain Research

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Share the News129    129SharesBy R Carter NIH funding In 2014 was 30 billion in taxpayer funds to improve the health of the nation. Chronic pain is…

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Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic

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Share the News2  11 13Shareshttps://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…

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Drug Prohibition Blamed for Opioid Crisis

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Share the News8    8Shareshttps://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…

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AMA Advocates Big Win for Chronic Pain Suffers

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AMA position: USE OF CDC GUIDELINES FOR PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS INAPPROPRIATE

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Guilt by Association, But Not Without Hope

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Share the News14    14SharesBy R Carter Guilt by Association As I research how opiate overdose death data is collected and reported the more impressed I am…

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Is Andrew Kolodny Finally Happy?

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Share the News19    19Shareshttps://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……

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Chronic-pain patients suffer as agencies try to regulate addiction

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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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