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DOJ Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

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Over the past year, 10 districts with some of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, each targeted a county where they focused on prosecuting every readily available case involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other synthetic opioids, regardless of the drug quantity.

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Nov 2018 Provisional Overdose Deaths – CDC

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Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem

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The Josh Bloom No Spin Cycle

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Share the News11        11SharesBy R Carter Having followed the opioid overdose data closely, both from my state and from the CDC, I’ve been anticipating press releases…

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The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

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If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

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If It Bleeds It Leads

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The combination of poor research standards, profit motive, compromised ethics, ideological bias, political pressure and a rush to judgement by the press, is a bad combination when making policy which affects the health and lives of millions

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AKA letter to CDC on Kratom reads like déjà vu when compared to claims made about prescription opiates

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A recent letter from the American Kratom Association (AKA) in response to a report issued by the CDC on Kratom being detected by medical examiners and coroners, reads like déjà vu when comparing it point by point to claims made about the role of prescription opiates in the drug overdose crisis

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Posted in How Overdose Data is Collected Pain Management Education for Patients Pharmacogenetic Testing

How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 3.2

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Share the News64  3     67Shares Liberalizing the Weaponization Process By R Carter Between 2010 and 2014 there was a focused effort in government and healthcare to broaden…

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How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 2

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Share the News105  1     106SharesBy R Carter The CDC’s methods and methodologies are increasingly under fire with regards to it’s reporting on opiate overdose deaths and prescribing…

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How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 1

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80% of death certificates come from a PCP or an attending physician. Also, there’s no requirement to perform any lab tests to support the cause of death when filling out a death certificate.

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Is CDC Research and Reporting Biased?

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Share the News10  9     19Shareshttps://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6734a2.htm?s_cid=mm6734a2_w#contribAff By R Carter How does the CDC collect and report data? In this and other posts I will be taking a look…

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