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Here are 6 recent studies & articles to show harms being caused by current push to de-prescribe opioids.

We need a diff policy approach to opioid rX. This seems to be causing more deaths & suffering than allowing stable patients to remain on long term opioid therapy.

#C50 1/?
Soon, I’ll share recent study about related harms of remaining on long term opioids - hint, they are no where near whats been claimed!

🎯In ~2 years after taper, of which the vast majority are provider initiated (forced?), all cause mortality is ~20%.
🎯Higher rates of suicidal ideation & suicidal violence are found in patients following tapers.
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Everyone needs to read this short letter to the Editor, regardless of personal feelings...

“Does ‘dependence’ on opioids constitute a distinct clinical state?”

My thoughts and explanations are in this thread👇, please read & RT to help 🛑 this new HARM!…
Hopefully every1 will put personal opinions aside & recognize this attempt by PROP for what it is, designed to give them tool they need to FORCE each off our effective LTOT & onto Suboxone.

If we can’t work 2gether 4 this & support pros willing to fight w/us, our fight is over.
PROP & their cronies have been quietly pushing for a new diagnostic category.

This would mean if your Dr decides to stop or #ForceTaper your meds and you have fear or even more pain then your ONLY suitable treatment option left is Suboxone.

THEN this actual dX stays with you.
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