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

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Share the News4    4SharesDr Kline speaks to the misinformation campaign around opioid addiction, it’s basis in genetics and how blurring the lines between addiction and physical…

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Posted in Chronic Pain News

Google Healthcare, Personal Healthcare Reduced to an Algorithm

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Google keeps gigabytes of data on every user who uses one of their products in everyday life. Not only what you search for through your browser, but what you buy over the internet, where you eat, what you watch on the TV, the music you listen to, what you read, in fact every little detail that you do in private with your computer or mobile device running Android, Google is silently in the background, keeping tabs and storing this information, which it then uses to commercially target you. Slavery in this context is not about owning your body, but about owning your choices and limiting those choice to ensure the profitability of someone else.

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Posted in How Overdose Data is Collected Pill Data Reports

Average State Population per Opioid Script Written 2012

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Aggregated DEA pill data is reported as a ratio of state population to average monthly scripts at selected dosage amounts.

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

A Dishonest Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

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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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Posted in Drug Abuse Op-Eds

Does Limited Choice Encourage Opiate Addiction or Prevent It?

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Researcher bias can confine results to outcomes which support pre-experimental beliefs and then contributes to misinformation which taints the remainder of the scientific community

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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

When to be Afraid of your Doctor – Part 1

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This post is about educating patients on how to spot a dangerous situation before they get in too deep or too dependent on a prescriber whose intent is to exploit them for reasons other than providing honest and compassionate medical care. It is based on personal experience with Comprehensive Pain Management in Columbus Ohio

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Posted in Op-Eds Pain Management Education for Patients

A Prescription for America – Anti-opiate Phobia

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A prescription for America, a dose of rationality and facts not designed to make you afraid but to educate you and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

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A drug that scientists originally developed to treat depression may have promise for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, researchers say.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Research links PTSD to Exasperation of Chronic Pain

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Our findings suggest that trauma exposure is linked to elevated clinical markers of central sensitization but a critical factor in this relationship is the mediating effect of current PTSD symptoms.

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Gabapentin
Posted in Drug Abuse

Abuse of Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Is on the Rise

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Long considered safe and non-addictive, gabapentin is increasingly showing up in the bodies of people who overdose on heroin and prescription opioids. Researchers are now finding that the alternative painkiller has become a drug of abuse.

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