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Nov 2018 Provisional Overdose Deaths – CDC

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Simple explanations for drug abuse have rarely, if ever, produced insights that lead to effective means for combating the problem

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Josh Bloom – Exposing Bias in Opioid Research

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Gina Kolata of the NY Times says, to treat emergency room patients in acute pain, a single dose of oral opioids is no better than drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen

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The Josh Bloom No Spin Cycle

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Share the News11        11SharesBy R Carter Having followed the opioid overdose data closely, both from my state and from the CDC, I’ve been anticipating press releases…

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The Darker Side of Scope of Practice Regulation

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SOP (Scope of Practice) laws or regulations AKA Occupational License Laws have become a new tool for restricting services rendered in healthcare over the last couple of decades.

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US House unanimously passes bill ending adoptive seizures by Federal Law Enforcement

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US House closes adoptive seizure loophole

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Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave…

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Is the tangle web of lies told by government agencies and public health officials leading to a collapse of healthcare service in America or simply healthcare for those who deserve it and can afford it?

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Substandard Research used in the War on Opioids

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When organizations portray themselves as rational representatives of research using unbiased science, yet they only report one side and use the worst types of science to do that, then clearly they are not reporting science at all, but are instead a publisher of opinion and ideology

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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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Is a National War on Prescription Opiates Justified?

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With a national response of limiting medication for chronic pain based on the death rate related to chronic pain, a rational question to ask would be, would America stand for a similar approach in a response to deaths related to Diabetes?

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The Governments’ War on Prescription Opiates – Does Context Really Matter?

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If your like most people, you’ve read the headlines and followed government’s efforts. Yet while it sounds compelling, there’s a lingering doubt that there’s more to opiate crisis than what you’ve been told.

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