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Anthem, Inc. Sep 13
In a new report, our Public Policy Institute explores how we have partnered with policymakers, providers, and others to be at the forefront of efforts to prevent opioid misuse and abuse, enhance treatment and recovery services, and effectively address the epidemic.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 16
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 Sep 18
99.9% of Americans will never addict, no genes, so lets hang all the townsfolk to find the one witch.
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Anthem, Inc. Sep 12
We are implementing prevention-focused initiatives that help minimize unnecessary exposure for our members. By working with pharmacy case managers, we are able to track unusual prescribing practices and utilization trends and prevent misuse before it begins.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 17
The VA's mistreatment of pain "is giving vets a second chance to die for their country" - a Marine.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 13
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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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 15
Tell people 2 imagine worst pain ever & how it felt to have it relieved then imagine it comes back but no relief allowed.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 19
It is still legal in United States for doctors to prescribe full doses of any FDA approved pain medicine.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 17
Are professionals out there really having a hard time with the concept of being in pain?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 16
Refuse surgery unless pain medicine given post op. Post negative web comments hospital and doctor CDC SAID NOTHING ABOUT THIS!
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 18
Most devastating medical event in my 40 years is CDC/PROP fabrication of 90mg maximum dose 4 opiates after FDA rejected 2013.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 13h
We are witnessing an epidemic of ignorance & prejudice punishing & inflicting pain on innocent patients simply because they take opiates.
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A Knowing Sep 17
Replying to @fightpaindaily
I'm trying to ease my pain so why would people think I would take an if it increased pain? that's like saying I'm going to take a mud bath to get clean
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Rich Severin DPT, PhD(c), CCS Sep 17
Can someone explain to me how we are finally acknowledging the & / management crises in the USA while simultaneously proposing to cut funding to clinical services that manage these issues: psych, SW, PT, OT? That doesn’t make sense! Only in America!
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 14
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 Sep 9
Tweeting with my Twitter followers, I can personally attest to the horrors the opioid pain refugees are undergoing trying to find Tx.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Sep 11
If the addiction rate is stable 1920, 1950, 1968, 1989, 2007, 2016 what are we doing?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 1h
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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Princess, The Tower Sep 15
“Almost the entirety of the public narrative that shapes federal and state policy is wrong… There’s no cause and effect between prescribing rates and overdose deaths…the DEA is destroying tens of thousands of ’s lives for no good reason.”
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Boone Sep 17
Millions of pills imported illegally from India distributed into United States. These are illegal & more than likely were consumed by people who tragically overdosed & counted as a Rx death, when they were not Rxd, but illicit.
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