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Debunking the Vector Model in Treating Opioid Addiction

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If we adopt the vector model of disease when addressing addiction for any valuable medicinal, whether it’s opioids, benzodiazepines or any other controlled medicine,  what’s at stake is our ability to ease and cure human suffering, not prevent addiction.

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

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Share the News  1         1ShareLikeBy R Carter In this era of opioid hysteria many doctors are rightly concerned about liability issues with regards to prescribed medications and it’s impact on patient behavior while operating an automobile or machinery. It’s not unusual for a patient contract for chronic pain while taking opioids to…

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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 CDC Guidelines Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Excerpts from Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report May 2019

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The most encouraging information from this publication was seeing policies makers acknowledge what many in the chronic pain community has been saying since 2015, but more than that was seeing the 2016 CDC Guidelines placed in context

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Posted in Op-Eds Pain Management Education for Patients

A Prescription for America’s 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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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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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 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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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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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Risk for Addiction Compared to Alternatives

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How many of us actually ask doctors, “What are the odds of having this complication listed here on this form?”

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