An otherwise splendid Pew Stateline Article (Pew Research Center), “Rapid Opioid Cutoff Is Risky Too, Feds Warn” by Christine Vestal (Pew Research Center) is tainted by quotes from Andrew Kolodny, who, like a herpes infection, just won’t go away.
Under the broad definition of this new rule, an individual can exercise their own moral convictions in emergency situations.
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.
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
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.
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
The bias and prejudice in government, public health and media regarding what are acceptable limits for alcohol, opiate abuse and addiction.
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
Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges Against 60 Individuals, Including 53 Medical Professionals
Providers who exploit this trust for profit at the expense of health and well being, have no place in healthcare
AKA letter to CDC on Kratom reads like déjà vu when compared to claims made about prescription opiates
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