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Suicides rising across the US

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While the CDC breaks out data points for causes unrelated to mental health issues, the one category missing in its data collection efforts, and one for which they have abundant data, are the suicides related to forced tapering or termination of opioids in patients with legitimate medical needs.

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CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

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In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety.

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Chronic Pain Patients who have had surgery

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If you’re a CPP taking opioids and have had a surgery or painful medical procedure, please take this Twitter poll and share your experience or share this link with others you know.

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USA Today says we’re fighting the wrong war

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CDC should simply retract their guidelines and defer to Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Forces recommendations on treating chronic pain.

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Searching for Non-Addictive Analgesics

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In this article I will document what public healthcare and policy makers don’t want you to know, which is, there is no better treatment for chronic pain than opioids. This is based on our current understanding of molecular biology and pharmacology and despite claims that opioids are no more effective than Aspirin or Tylenol

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NJ Doctor Not Liable For Patient’s Role In Fatal Crash

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Share the News17  1     18SharesBy R Carter In this era of opioid hysteria many doctors are rightly concerned about liability issues with regards to prescribed medications and…

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Hired Gun Andrew Kolodny Making Six Figures in Oklahoma vs J&J Opioid Trial

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Kolodny testified he has been working as a paid expert for Oklahoma nearly full-time with the state for months. In testimony, he said his fee is in the mid-six figures.

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How Mainstream Media Values Lives In the Opiate Crisis

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I challenge mainstream media to report the whole story regarding the loss of life around the opiate crisis

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AMA Board of Trustees Strengthens its Position on Misapplication of CDC Guidelines

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June 10 2019 updated recommendation from the AMA Board of Trustees – Inappropriate CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

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Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Chronic Pain Intensity and Function

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Greater sleep disturbance was associated with greater pain intensity, worse function, greater emotional distress, lower positive affect, and higher levels of catastrophizing.

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