2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 04/26/2019.. who will not be here tomorrow 2016 in review … what killed us 2017 in review … what killed us   6775 Americans will die EVERY DAY – from various reasons 2700 people  WILL ATTEMPT SUICIDE 140 will be SUCCESSFUL – including 20 veterans 270 will die from hospital acquired antibiotic resistant […]

AMA welcomes CDC’s revised view on opioids guidelines

AMA welcomes CDC’s revised view on opioids guidelines https://www.ama-assn.org/press-center/ama-statements/ama-welcomes-cdc-s-revised-view-opioids-guidelines Statement attributable to  Patrice A. Harris, M.D. President-elect of the American Medical Association Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force “The AMA appreciates that the CDC recognizes that patients in pain require individualized care and that the agency’s 2016 guidelines on opioids have been widely misapplied. The guidelines have been treated as […]

The Stigma and Social Consequences of Chronic Pain: A Patient’s Story

Karen Smith describes her personal experience with Chronic Pain

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’ https://www.healio.com/family-medicine/pain-management/news/online/%7B6ecb6d35-6dcc-4413-868d-f15eb605cffc%7D/cdc-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-misimplemented The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a perspective recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. “In situations for which the evidence is limited, it is particularly important not to extend the […]

our health care system will never make any attempt to cure STUPID

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.dick.31 Jeff Dick Since spine surgery I have chronic pain but I refuse to take opioids. I don’t even take Tylenol. That means I have difficulty understanding how people can get hooked. It’s a good thing I will never be in a position to make the rules. I would prohibit a second refill of any […]

Massachusetts’ contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts

Massachusetts’ contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/23/massachusetts-contentious-tactic-to-fight-its-opioid-crisis-jailing-addicts State is placing persons who are involuntarily committed to treatment – the section 35 process – in jail or prison even though no charges have been levied against them Josh Wood in Ludlow, Massachusetts Sheriff Nick Cocchi, left, on his way to visit men […]

Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Product Mislabeling

Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Product Mislabeling https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm636384.htm Alvogen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 12 mcg/h transdermal patches to the consumer level. A small number of cartons labeled 12 mcg/h Fentanyl Transdermal System patches contained 50 mcg/h patches. The 50 mcg/h patches that […]

New way to fight the war on drugs: arrest/charge company executives with DRUG TRAFFICKING

https://abcnews.go.com/US/drug-executive-laurence-doud-iii-arrested-opioids/story?id=62575543 Federal prosecutors charged drug distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative and its former CEO with drug trafficking charges Tuesday — the first criminal charges for a pharmaceutical company and executives in the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. The charges signify a groundbreaking move by the government to try to combat the opioid epidemic, which kills 130 Americans […]

freedom of speech – another Constitutional Amendment TRASHED ?

39 State AG’s: it is incomprehensible that officials would consider moving away from key components of the CDC guideline

lynnwebstermd.com When Will Forced Tapering of Opioids End? Lynn Webster, M.D. 6-8 minutes When Will Forced Tapering of Opioids End? 20th April, 2019 By Lynn Webster, M.D. This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on April 17, 2019. “Larry” recently wrote to me asking for advice. He describes himself […]

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