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Approximately 22 Veterans a day commit suicide.
How many OD on #Opioids each day is unknown.
Counts of homeless vets vary.

Would at least 22 of my Twitter friends please copy & tweet? (Not RT).
💥💥💥Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255
HT to @LutherBeckett a patriot in exile.
Stay tuned for my "Warrior Weekends" sailboat therapy program.

It's a template to create non-profits across the nation & can even use donated RVs & campers instead of sailboats. It makes disabled vets mobile & even houses homeless ones. More need our help than you might think.
Think "Habitat for Humanity" for struggling vets using "Wind on the Water" & campervans w/ ramps & hand-controls.

Independence=Freedom=the best cure for "Combat Fatigue."

As my drunken friend pointed-out,
"A vet w/ one-arm can single-hand one of these twin-keel boats!"
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Hello & Happy Spring! (Thread) If you haven’t been on here til 1am EST, I’m going to unpack recently announced #opioid bill S-724 (named for John McCain). For reax check out threads by @erinbiba and @AnaMardoll (call @gillibrandNY ASAP to protest bill.) Onto the breakdown:
Sen. Gillibrand introduced this bill with a flip referral to dental work and a misunderstanding of the term “acute pain”. #AcutePain does not mean ‘severe’ in medical terms, it means pain lasting up to/less than 6mos. If you’ve ever had a gunshot wound,
been in/had a serious accident, needed extensive surgery, had #fibromyalgia #arthritis #endometriosis or #pelvicpain #backpain -just to name a few-you may know that sometimes one needs more than 7 days of pain meds.
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.@RollingStone Your reporter EJ Dickson claims there's a "clear link" bwn opioid prescriptions & addiction. In fact, the #CDC has long held that 96.96% of patients prescribed #opioids do NOT develop misuse or addiction. thread
2 Further evidence against Dickson's claim of a "clear link" is the fact that opioid scripts are at an 18 year low & have dropped every year since 2011. But during that same time, ODs have skyrocketed. That's because addiction/ODs are driven by ILLICIT, not prescription drugs.
3 Getting this wrong has dire consequences. I'm the director of headsUPmigraine & learned yesterday of yet another young woman who's DEAD because she was forced off safe, effective medication, despite being 1 of the 96.96% who relied on opioids without addiction.
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NO! 🛑

Bill #Gates Will Pay $12 Million To Big Pharma For A 'Mandatory' Universal Flu Shot

They (NWO/Goobalists) want to control EVERY aspect of your life & want you to be a slave to the govt. #BigPharma #FluShots

@realDonaldTrump @POTUS

explainlife.com/bill-gates-wil…
Then here’s #Schiff asking FB to remove ALL anti-Vaccine articles/information. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS

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FB, Google bowing to globalists - serious folks, this stuff is happening right before your eyes 👀
#NWO #BigPharma #Vaccines #Sheep #Schiff

Schiff calls out #Facebook, #Google over anti-vaccination information - The Hill apple.news/Ayh0JzIl1Qjqbt…
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1/This care partner's tale in 9 tweets.
Son 35 yrs. Undetected spondylolysthesis and other musculoskeletal issues uncovered at 13 yrs due primarily to onset of pain during a period of rapid growth.
2/ First emergency spine fusion at 15 yrs after 2 yrs of medical profession denying that kids have pain. Teens are an invisible health care population.
Columbine happened in this period.
Every teenage boy in America had a target on their forehead.
Pain became 'kid wants drugs"
3/ Fusion failed. #FailedBackSurgerySyndrome
Blame the kid for failure to heal. Medical message: Shift the blame. Teach the kid that cure is his fault.
Teenage cutting, self-harm distracts from daily pain.
Back into surgical revision2 @ 16.
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1/With 3% of overdose deaths (9 of 269) in Jefferson Cty, Alabama due to prescription opioids, there is a limit to how many lives are going to be saved by extending the 7 year decline in Rx, as underscored in a new study by ⁦@LarochelleMarcjamanetwork.com/journals/jaman…
2/the new @JAMANetworkOpen paper properly asssumed a reduction in nonmedical use of Rx #opioids since that reduction is already happening. The first problem is that other factors such as what opioids people start with & lethality of the illicit market dominate death rates
3/we have found the “limits of prescription control” - my article with @AJ_Gordon in @AddictionJrnl is free online here onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.11… opioid Rx now 19% down from 2006. Time to embrace a better approach to addiction care and Rx risk mitigation.
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My goodness, these new documents about Purdue Pharma and its ties to Tufts University medical school and Massachusetts General Hospital, and the influence Purdue had on the curriculum of student docs and the perception of #opioids are hair raising.

statnews.com/2019/01/15/mas…
According to this filing by the Mass AG. Purdue established the Tufts Masters of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy, an annual lecture on pain medicine, a Sackler was on the board of the school of medicine, and Purdue employees regularly taught a seminar on opioids...
It was considered such a success by Purdue, the firm considered it a model for influencing teaching hospitals and medical schools. Tufts also agreed to support a response to the growing opioid crisis in Maine. It appointed a Purdue employee to Adjunct Associate Professor and..
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Thread! Due to ignoramus Trump and poorly-informed pundits, too many Americans think the #ACA is nothing but the mandate, pre-existing coverage, and healthcare.gov. It's SO much more. If the O'Connor ruling stands, these items will disappear:
1) The Medicare Part-D doughnut hole that forced seniors to go without meds for part of the year is supposed to close by 2020 thanks to the #ACA. Repeal would re-open it.
2) Insurers *have to* cover maternity care, preventative care, mental health, lab tests, disability care...
...pediatric care including dental and vision, prescription drugs, ER visits, etc.
3) The #ACA eliminates annual and lifetime limits on coverage so you will always be covered regardless of health.
4) Establishes limits on how much you have to spend out of pocket...
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Even with the problems with this study
It’s the only kind of research allowed
Until the Government accepts people in Severe Pain need research studies in Every State USA 🇺🇸 regarding
decent pain medication options besides street #Opioids
Developing specific ratio of CBD TO THC
@JordanTishlerMD could design a study.
Legislators need to throw out their hunger for taxation,and investment options. @HHSGov needs to support Patients with Severe Pain to obtain affordable #MedicalCannabis and eliminate state rules like yearly Doctor’s note saying we have pain.
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1. While the #FreePress was throwing their tantrum,
President Trump held a Cabinet meeting where some
extremely important issues were addressed. Since you
probably didn't see or hear about it, let's take a look
#MAGA #KAG #BigPharma #PrescriptionDrugs
.@realDonaldTrump .@SecAzar
2.
1st time in history, President Trump is
-importing prescription drugs that do not violate
intellectual property rights & not under patent protections
(competition=lower costs)
-bringing negotiation & discounts to our #Medicare partners
50% of savings go back to the patients
3.
President Trump explains how the "rich middle men"
are angry at him. He can't be bought.
He also explains how the #democrats are extremely happy
about this and have told him so personally (but wont tell you)
#MAGA #KAG #BigPharma
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings for July 10, 2018
👇
1. University of Colorado Professor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

#OlegVasilyev #LosAlamosNationalLabs #UniversityofColorado

justice.gov/usao-co/pr/uni…
2. Biopharmaceutical Employees Convicted of Insider Trading

#securitiesfraud #insidertrading #clinicaltrials #JasonChan #SongjiangWang

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/bio…
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The American #HepatitisA epidemic is out of control. Cases reported in nearly every State, mostly in #Homeless and/or #opioid using populations. Examples [multiple tweets]:
West Virginia (since Mar2018)
404 cases
280 hospitalized
1 dead
outbreaknewstoday.com/west-virginia-…
[More]
Utah (since Jan 2017)
271 cases
138 hospitalizations
Risk factors
Homelessness + drug use = 37%
Drug use = 27%
Homelessness = 8.5%
Epi-Linked =14%
Travel = 1.5%
Unknown =12.4%
Incarcerated =14.7%
[MORE]
health.utah.gov/epi/diseases/h…
Michigan (since Aug2016)
cases = 850
hospitalizations = 686
14.8% of total males = MSM
3% of total = healthcare workers
4.7% = food handlers
[MORE]
michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7…
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
👇
1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
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🚨🔥Does Standard Hotel link to #ratlines #UraniumOne #U1 & other resources???🔥🚨

Uranium from Shinkolobwe mines in DRC Congo(former Zaire) moves thru port in Mombasa Kenya

#MAGA #KAG @POTUS #QAnon #TheRainMakers #PedoGate #opioids #ObamaGate #CBTS
Kenyan police arrested 12 in ‘02 Mombasa bombing of Israeli hotel

6 Pakistani
4 Somalis
1 Spain (Jose Tena)
1 US (Alicia K)

Bomb followed by attempted missile attack of Israeli charter #Israel #MAGA @POTUS #WWG1WWA #TheRainMakers #QAnon #PedoGate

rte.ie/news/2002/1129…
Two in ‘02 Mombasa Kenya bombing were daughter & son-in-law of USA*ID employee w ties to Africa incl Zaire (DRC Congo), Kenya, Egypt, etc

🚨Jose Tena & Alicia Kalhammer - husband & wife🙄

Kenyan police arrested them but the pair were released w help from diplomatic ties
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[1] #AboutTheOpioidEpidemic : There was a 300% rise in annual #opioid overdose fatalities in the past 10 years, mostly correlated with the #Obama presidency (Here are numbers for #Mass) :
[2] #AboutTheOpioidEpidemic : What most have not noticed, the OD RATES are highest in battleground electoral states. Not blue, not red - Battleground. Very high correlation .
[3] #AboutTheOpioidEpidemic : Nearly 200,000 American lives have been lost in the #opioidEpidemic . Possibly even 300,000 . While the media howls about #Charlottesville which was tragic, the #opioidepidemic is still rarely mentioned.
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Doctors are no longer a driving part of the #OpioidHysteria. They never really were. Why why why are we still getting these stories instead of what’s really going on? Alt facts much? How very Trumpian. News media needs to take a good look in the mirror & start facing the truth.
Define “overprescribing” please. 91 ppl per day die from overdoses: from what exactly? Which meds? Multiple meds or just Opioids? God I’m fucking tired of this whole bs narrative still going on.
How about the painful stories of vulnerable ppl -disabled-Veterans-elderly- being cut off from #opioids & committing suicide b/c their pain is so bad?? #SuicideDue2Pain #PainKills
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Hmmm. “Surprising #VA Data About Opioid Discontinuation, #Overdose and #Suicide: Clinical Implications” Abstract is sobering. This may challenge some policy initiatives regarding #opioids. Can’t wait to see the presentation! vendome.swoogo.com/2018-rx-summit…
“Due to these concerns, the Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted analyses of national data:
1. In fiscal year 2013, patients prescribed less than 90 morphine equivalent daily dose accounted for 95.8% of the sample & 85.7% of overdose/suicide-related deaths
2. In two sets of fiscal years — 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 — opioid discontinuation was NOT associated with overdose mortality but was associated with INCREASED suicide mortality.
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While UT fought #opioid epidemic, @SenOrrinHatch enabled it from DC. Here’s why it's personal for me. 1/11 #utpol
washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
This isn't the first time @SenOrrinHatch has played politics with Americans' health, especially in Utah. 2/11
In 2016, @SenOrrinHatch, who received almost $180K in drug industry donations, led the way in hobbling the DEA's 3/11
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