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Honesty, Dignity, Respect and Compassion

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Fear often makes people act irrationally. Fear can push us to the point where we lose our civility and like animals, we tear at each other in an effort to hang on to what we fear we are about to lose.

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Chronic Pain Management Strategies

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Share the News  2        2SharesBy R Carter Not a week goes by anymore that I’m not reading about another death in the chronic pain community, a results of forced tapers, discharged from a practice, loss of a prescriber for other reasons, followed by an inability to find a new one. Today, March…

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How Your Health Information Is Sold Turned Into Risk Scores

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Share the News  2        2Shareshttps://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/03/health-risk-scores-opioid-abuse-1139978 Companies are starting to sell “risk scores” to doctors, insurers and hospitals to identify patients at risk of opioid addiction or overdose, without patient consent and with little regulation of the kinds of personal information used to create the scores. While the data collection is aimed at…

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Legal Precedents Supporting Treatment for Chronic Pain

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Share the News  18        18SharesBy Dr. Salman This paper is a list of legal precedents supporting a chronic pain patient’s rights to effectual and life improving medical care. A Big thank you to Dr. Salman for his time and effort in tracking down this information as well as his efforts to effect…

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Don’t Punish Pain

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Share the News           https://dontpunishpainrally.com/ If you live in the Columbus Ohio area and wish to participate in these rallies, or connect with others, please follow the link above or send an private message by clicking on the Contact Us menu at the top of the page.      

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Researcher Publishes on the Long Term Benefits of Opiates in Chronic Pain.

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It’s noteworthy to point out that in reviewing the 66 references cited in this publication, more than 55 of them were published prior to 2015. Meaning the same research was available to the CDC before they published their 2016 Guidelines for Chronic Pain.

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How Prescription Opiate Overdose Data is Collected– Part 3.2

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Share the News  5        5Shares 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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The Joint Commission’s Pain Standards – Origins and Evolution

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Share the News  1        1ShareAs of 2019, to understand the arguments, both pro and con, on pain management, it helps to have a perspective of how we got here. Such information is rarely available to the general public. To make an effective argument in supporting chronic pain treatment, one needs to know…

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Thomas Kline MD, Myth and Prescription Opiates

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Share the News  10        10SharesBy Thomas F. Kline, MD. Ph.D, is a geriatric medicine specialist in Raleigh. As the North Carolina legislature and the DHHS look for solutions to the opioid problem, consideration of new options is imperative. As doctors, we need to be sure we are doing no harm, as Hippocrates…

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According to CDC – Addiction Rate From Opiates is 0.62%

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Share the News  15        15SharesBy R Carter We’ve all heard the headlines, the sound bites. Opiate overdose deaths now exceed deaths from auto accidents. Opiates now the 3rd leading cause of unintentional deaths in the U.S. Sounds dramatic doesn’t it. I’m critical of these statements because the data doesn’t fit the message….

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