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

How the HHS Moral Conscience Clause Gives God like Powers to Individuals

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Under the broad definition of this new rule, an individual can exercise their own moral convictions in emergency situations.

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Extreme Measures by Law Enforcement Send Doctor to Prison

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I would like to believe law enforcement is making the practice of medicine safer, but reports such as this and those I have investigated lead me to believe otherwise.

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Are Doctors to Blame for the Opiate Crisis?

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When I step back and look, I see different groups acting independently of each other but each trying to maximize profits or simplify their lives naively thinking it’s someone else’s responsibility for patient safety

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Is John Q Public the Next Victim in the War on Prescription Opiates?

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According to the Mayo Clinic a leader in developing programs to detect diversion in hospitals and clinics, as many as 15% of healthcare workers were diverting controlled substance in 2011.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Drug Abuse Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Q2 2018 Summary Report

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This is an edited copy of the June 2018 Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network, Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio. Specifically edited for this post and as information source for Chronic Pain Patients

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Comparing NIH Stats – Alcohol Use Disorder to Opioid Use Disorder

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The bias and prejudice in government, public health and media regarding what are acceptable limits for alcohol, opiate abuse and addiction.

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Drug execs face life in prison for opioid-related charges

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The role of media in fanning the flames on what is little more than a passing curiosity which would get no mention if related to another industry

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Posted in DEA Fraud Who are the bad actors? Government, Healthcare or Patients?

Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals

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Providers who exploit this trust for profit at the expense of health and well being, have no place in healthcare

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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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Chronic Pain, the Loss of Civil Freedoms, Medical Fraud, a Patient Bill of Rights Part 3

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With the failure of a comprehensive set of laws protecting patients, accessing healthcare is growing increasingly difficult and expensive.

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