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Catherine McKenney Aug 19
‘Portugal has dramatically reduced overdose fatalities by decriminalizing all drug use and adopting policies that treat addiction like a public health challenge’. We can start with supplying clean drugs to those who need them.
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Andrea D. Furlan Aug 19
Preventing Opioid Abuse Shouldn’t Mean Ignoring Patients’ Pain
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 21
The CDC announcement of the "" has no characteristics of an epidemic, low numbers, not affecting the whole population.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 20
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 Aug 15
Someone thought of great idea – post Google reviews on hosps & docs - x hosp refuses to treat pain patients, dr x no meds post op.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 22
No data to support an "epidemic". CDC data: Overdose deaths increases by 1/100,000 per year -- epidemic? and only in addicts.
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BCBSA Tweets Aug 21
, and the onslaught of the , has impacted every single community in America, and we're finding ways to ensure real impact on those struggling, while reducing in the industry. Learn more:
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Joshua Stout Aug 20
Infographic: PANEL 1: Deaths and Minutes Between Deaths -
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 18
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 19
Addicts will find opiates. Sadly, less prescription writing & supply reduction by DEA/police, create more deaths.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 18h
FDA ruled in 2013 (google FDA 2012-P-0818) no diff bw cancer & noncancer pain DISCRIMINATION!
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD 6h
US prescribes twice the opiate pain medicine as in the UK, so our addiction rate is twice? Nope, it is the same.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 18
Not treating pain has become a national priority.
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 21
2 kinds of drug seekers: people with receptor addiction disease (10%) & people w intractable pain (90%).
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 23
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
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 23
Opiates are FDA drugs without max doses. Only people that can change those are the FDA.
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Boone Aug 20
Who will stop ? Which candidates will speak up & protect tens of millions of Americans w medical necessity for who've been FALSELY blamed for Illegal & denied ?
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Thomas Kline MD, PhD Aug 19
Find independent pharmacists! They will transfer your prescriptions over from CVS and Walgreens-Cons Repts says save money too.
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Pain News Network 16h
Guest columnist Diana Franklin says she and other patients deprived of medication are the silent victims of the .
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