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Why File a Complaint with a State Medical Board

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All patients should understand this, they can’t be compelled to sign away their rights for legal counsel as a condition for being treated for a medical problem, this is a protected right under federal and state law in all fifty states.

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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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Ohio’s New Limits on Prescription Opioids for Acute Pain

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Consistent with the guidelines for chronic pain, Ohio’s guidelines for acute pain are both rational and flexible, providing safety, promoting responsible use without tying the hand of physicians when addressing patients and circumstances which fall outside expectations.

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Defining Addicts and Pain Patients as One and the Same, A Moral and Ethical Failure in Policy

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Is it right or wrong to substantively deny chronic pain patients medication, most of which have used it without incident, for the possibility of maybe curtailing illicit drug use and overdose deaths?

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CDC Guidelines are an Experimental Treatment for Chronic Long Term Pain

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In summary, evidence on long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain outside of end-of-life care remains limited, with insufficient evidence

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Ohio Drug Overdose Data Good News for Chronic Pain Patients

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Share the News408  6     414SharesBy R Carter I’ve monitored Ohio’s efforts to collect drug overdose data since 2015 and until now, it’s been discouraging, showing overall rising…

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Ohio State Medical Board Threatens Physicians

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Share the News3  1     4SharesSMBO fines can be stiff and the state has wide latitude in determining how to apply these fines to practicing physicians. History has…

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SMBO Physician Fine Schedule

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Share the News3  1     4SharesBy R Carter Seems like I often talk to other patients who believe their prescribers are willfully complacent or in agreement with and…

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State Medical Board Votes to Suspend License of Ohio Physician

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A suspension action does not require a hearing and can be expedited in the interest of public safety with the evidence at hand.

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Posted in Ohio Guidelines and Regulation Pain Management Education for Patients

Ohio State Medical Board Adopts New Rule for Chronic and Subacute Opioid Prescriptions Effective 12/23/18

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State Medical Board of Ohio clarifies and details physician prescribing guideline on opiates for chronic pain.

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