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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 15
The wildfire of fear of addiction masked as "preventing overdose deaths" is worsening w our trusted druggists refusing to fill.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 12
One thing that spooks doctors and hospitals and emergency rooms is a call from an attorney even with just an inquiry. Use them.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 9
Google "NIH overdose death" Jan 17, graph page 2, no increase in prescription opioid deaths for last six years. CDC fibbing.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 10h
Addiction is rare, less than 1% dating back to 1920. If we prescribe so many "heroin pills" why is the rate not higher?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 11
Confusion re palliative care - there are medicare programs 4 palliative, but I can also deliver palliative care in office (comfort no cure).
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 13
Fentanyl deaths are rising this is dangerous stuff on the streets anyone w info can provide tip to DEA, they wont retaliate.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 16
Not treating pain has become a national priority.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 11
This is truly sad and something I did not know about when friends dump friends simply because they take pain meds. This is awful!
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 14
The mass hysteria is so bad that even doctors with painful diseases are being cutoff without tapering.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 10
We are witnessing an epidemic of ignorance & prejudice punishing & inflicting pain on innocent patients simply because they take opiates.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 14
We are in period of Opiophobia as in 1989 when the word was also mentioned in context of not fairly treating pain disease.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 9
Opiate pain medicine have no published max dose for long term use because each person widely different in responses.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 22h
60% of vets have pain bad enough 2 need opiate pain meds. It is now law they be tapered off using CDC anti-pain dogma. Why?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 16
The war on drugs cost has hit 1000 billion dollars - all fought over natural pain relievers.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 12
Docs rely on patient report for cancer pain level which is believed but chronic pain is disbelieved. Whats behind this?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 13
With doctors give before and after levels of functioning. Give examples "before my medicine I could not...then better.. now.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 17
The actual number of addicted people per capita is the same today in the U.S., Canada and the UK as it was in 1920.
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Katamac 🌈☁️🌞 Aug 13
Oh ya, tried to scare my Grandpa (again...siiiigh) saying how dangerous his dose is since he’s taking over 50MME (he’s at 60). What happened to the BS 90MME? Now we’re all the way down to 50MME as the super-scary-ya-gonna-die-from-an-OD?
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Katamac 🌈☁️🌞 14h
NO evidence pain pills are "highly addictive." A BMJ study looked at "diagnostic code[s] for dependence abuse overdose" in 568,612 pts who received narcotics after surgery 2008 thru 2016. Researchers found evidence of opioid misuse in 5,906 cases or ONE percent!
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Hilary Kim Morden Aug 14
that brag they rarely use for or in their departments: St Joseph’s, NJ, Mayo Clinic Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic.
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