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Aaron Fox, MD
Social Medicine | primary care | addiction medicine | clinical research | Director, Bronx Transitions Clinic | buprenorphine provider
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John Pfaff Feb 9
If we are going to debate immediate impact of bail reform (we shouldn't, but fearmongerers are restless), we must include the avoided harms of Rikers too. Maybe a mugging did happen bc of bail reform. But perhaps three men weren't raped on Rikers bc of it too. THEY COUNT TOO.
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Aaron Fox, MD Feb 8
Even more troubling is that jail, coercion & control proposed as therapeutic when we refuse to consider alternative meds. There are 10 RCTs evaluating heroin-assisted treatment. Endorsing jail should be controversial - not efficacious pharmacotherapy.
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Sarah Wakeman Feb 5
Excited to share study ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩, others & I did comparing effectiveness of different use disorder treatments. Bottom line- only methadone or buprenoprhine associated w/ reduced at 3 and 12 months
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Michael Rinke Jan 30
Please help us rally for supporting medical research and education in NY state! “Bad medicine: Stop Gov. Cuomo’s proposed penny-wise, pound foolish cuts to medical research and education” .
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Sandra Springer, MD Jan 30
Officially we have launched VA-Brave ! The 1st national comparative effectiveness study of injectable bup & sublingual bup in 900 Veterans w/OUD to assess retention on MOUD; OD; HIV/HCV/HBV ;& other outcomes! ! So glad to work w/ an amazing VA team & w/ ⁦⁦!
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 30
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 30
NY’s Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program helped me to get research training & now I study innovative ways of treating opioid use disorder in NYC Cutting this program would hurt our ability to train new investigators. Agree w/
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 23
Yikes, no one is saying that this is a good thing. The study showed that many ppl died after their prescriptions were stopped & the authors call for practice changes to improve safety.
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 23
Docs/NPs/PAs can learn new skills. No "waiver" required. Those who use approach most get extra training. Specialists who received advanced training still exist. Wide-spread use advances medical practice. Is bupe more challenging than POCUS?
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Dan Riggins, MD Jan 22
My thanks to Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer et al. for their review on alternative entry routes to treatment for opioid use disorder. I'm constantly in awe of the work folks like my mentor put in on this life-and-death issue.
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 22
Thx for kind words!
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Dr. Richard Saitz Jan 22
Discontinuation of for Chronic in Associated With Subsequent Mortality
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 22
Replying to @adfoxMD
obviously, this is a note to myself
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 22
Years ago we were all giving advice to new residents at an all-staff clinic meeting. Long-time clerk says: Don’t skip lunch. Y’all get cranky. Best advice you’ll ever get.
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 21
Replying to @olgakhazan
Great story but same way that plant closure study can't demonstrate that deaths occurred among former auto workers, triplicate rx study can't demonstrate that deaths occurred among pts rx'ed opioids. Not clear if deaths occurred in pts or oxy diverted to others who misused it.
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Stefan Kertesz Jan 20
This is the story I want to tell on the day we honor Martin Luther King: the story of a civil rights foot soldier, a veteran, a patriot, a barber I knew and loved, James Armstrong   . His story speaks to me now. Thread below ⬇️
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 17
Replying to @HoppityMalt
I’m with you. In clinical medicine I’m concerned about the person in front of me. But research & advocacy tries to get at root causes.
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 17
Replying to @HoppityMalt
That’s fair. I’m not imposing treatment on anyone though. I’m trying to remind my colleagues to ask about interest in quitting.
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Jonathan Giftos, MD 🌹🗽🚲 Jan 16
Yesterday was my last day overseeing addiction & drug user health services for patients incarcerated on Rikers Island. It was an intense almost 4 yrs learning about health risks of jail (there are many), & collaborating w/ dedicated CHS staff to reduce harms for those exposed. 1/
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Aaron Fox, MD Jan 16
Replying to @heathcliffs34
you'd be surprised, many ppl have never had a convo about quitting. I don't use scare tactics. I help ppl develop a plan, set quit date, set goals for themselves,talk about strategies for coping w/ craving, & I prescribe meds. The meds double or triple the chances of quitting.
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