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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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How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 3.2

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Share the News  3         3SharesLike Liberalizing the Weaponization Process By R Carter Between 2010 and 2014 there was a focused effort in government and healthcare to broaden efforts to collect data related to opiate poisoning deaths. It was well known that the use of death certificates lacked details and there was no…

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How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 2

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Share the News  4      1  5SharesLikeBy R Carter Updated September 2019 Since the first draft preparation of this post nearly a year ago, see Part 1 here, much has changed. The CDC’s methods of preparing it’s 2016 Guidelines for Chronic Pain had come under widespread criticism for the disregard of a scientific method…

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

How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 1

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Updated August 2019 – Despite expanded efforts which include investigating more overdose deaths and using toxicology to identify specific substances, the best method for identifying the contribution of prescription opioids to overdose deaths, i.e. cross referencing them with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data, is not used by the CDC when reporting on the opioid crisis.

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Is CDC Research and Reporting Biased?

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Share the News  10         10SharesLikehttps://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 at this. Recently the CDC’s research and reporting has come under attack by such organizations as Washington Legal Foundation. WLF attacked methods used by the…

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