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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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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Posted in Ohio Guidelines and Regulation Pain Management Education for Patients

How to Survive Your Next Trip to the Emergency Room

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Guidelines are still lacking and need further refinements for situations where chronic pain patients experience acute pain scenarios such as surgery, accidents and exacerbations of existing medical conditions

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Pain Management Education for Patients

Pharmacokinetics and the fallacy of One Size Fits All

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Imagine what would happen if doctors suddenly began prescribing fixed dosages of insulin for diabetics. If a diabetic died as a result of being under medicated, wouldn’t this be considered malpractice?

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