- Chronic Pain in Veterans
Table of Contents: Introduction // Opiophobia and Opioignorance // Modern Understanding of Chronic Pain // Risk of Addiction in Opioid Therapy // Treatment and Outcomes // Undertreatment of Pain is a National Scourge // Footnotes
- Dear VA - This is Pain 'Care'?
... A few months ago, a new group of what I call “Narco-Nazis” arrived at the VA, and forced all pain patients to sign a draconian pain contract on threat of losing all care. ...
- Drug Law Blog
DeLuca on the Pain Doctor Crackdown; Alex Coolman; Drug War Blog; 2007-06-02.<br /><br /> Excerpt:<br /><br /> "This week Alex DeLuca had an interesting post on the nationwide criminal crackdown on pain doctors and in particular on the effects that this crackdown is having on patients who were previously under the care of these doctors. The bizarre thing, DeLuca notes, is that people who were once steady on pain management medication are instantly being reclassified as "addicts," with no distinction being made between dependence and addiction."<br /><br /> The post by me referred to is:<br /><br /> Utah and Federal Law Enforcement Collaborate Towards a Final Solution to the Prescription Drug Abuse Plague; Alex DeLuca; War on Doctors / Pain Crisis; 2007-05-3
- Fed Seeks to Gag Schneiders/PRN
Last paragraph of AP news article: "[Reynolds] said prosecutors should not be attacking constitutional rights: 'I’m shocked that the government would try to get a gag order against a political activist. I find that stunning.'"
- War on Doctors / Pain Crisis
War on Doctors / Pain Crisis - the Blog of the Pain Relief Network (PRN), an organization of pain patients, pain docs, and pain relief advocates dedicated to the abolition of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) which imposes a defacto federal regulation of Medicine, a right constitutionally reserved to the states.
- End-of-Life Pain Management: - a Criminal Offense?; Robert Weitzel, M.D.; 2003
End-of-Life Pain Management: - a Criminal Offense?; Robert Weitzel, M.D.; Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume; 8(4); 2003.
- Red Flags and the Standard of Care
In summary, in opioid-treated chronic pain populations, ADRBs are very common, addiction as a consequence of treatment is very uncommon, undertreatment of chronic pain is very common, and pain experts lack uniformity in interpreting the relative importance and significance of various ADRBs. Given this context, leaping to a conclusion that any particular behavior is caused by substance abuse or diversion of prescribed medication is unwarranted and represents a failure to employ a proper medical evaluation process.
- TheAgitator.com: "Not a War on Doctors"...
Radley Balko - The Agitator blog. Libertarian, Cato Institute. Militarization of police - SWAT abuses. War on Doctors / Pain Crisis. A blog I read regularly
- Drug Law Blog
An Abigail Alliance Interview -- Agibail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs: http://abigail-alliance.org/ Very interesting constitutional liberties arguments
- O'Shaughnessy's - J. of the Calif. Cannabis Research Med. Group
O'Shaughnessy's - J. of the Calif. Cannabis Research Med. Group (CCRMG)
- Opioids, Attachment, and Compulsion - The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma; by j7uy5; 2004-06-24
Good, very readable, review of literature on the role of the opioid receptor system in the neurobiology of attachment, compulsion, and PTSD symptomotology. Covers, briefly, receptor theory, naltrexone research especially regarding self-injurious behavior. Good links to full text primary sources.
- Drug Law Blog
- Drug War Facts
Updated regularly, Drug War Facts
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Website of prosecutor-turned-defense counsel, John Flannery. Flannery has worked with the Pain Relief Network - http://www.painreliefnetwork.org/ - on several important War on Doctors cases, including:
-- Dr. Ronald McIver - http://tinyurl.com/3czgfe
-- Richard Paey - http://tinyurl.com/2q5d9n
-- Dr. Paul Maynard - http://tinyurl.com/36e2g5
-- Dr. Nucklos - http://tinyurl.com/3xf4yn
-- Dr. Merril - http://tinyurl.com/36mypl
- LEAP: Promo
Burke: "Drug Diversion: Scope of the Problem"
- Near the end of my Libertarian campaign for (Drug rehab center michigan) (Drug Rehab Programs)
Drug rehab and drug rehabilitation addiction treatment center directory for chemical dependency, substance abuse, and drug rehab treatment facility.
- NPR : Legal, Herbal Hallucinogenic Draws Teens, Critics
A powerful and legal hallucinogenic herb is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults. Salvia divinorum is also raising concerns among parents and lawmakers across the country.
- Oakmont doctor loses appeal in drug conviction
- Opiate Detox Recovery - Gooberman
Dicsussion forum for addiction to opiates and heroin
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