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I saw the cardiologist today. He said that I had two arteries that were 100% blocked and I had a heart attack. There's more blockages, they are going to monitor and want to see what the heart monitor I wore and mailed in says. He will keep me on the meds
until he gets those results. I can start cardiac rehab once that is clear. My blood pressure was high there today because I ran out of pain meds yesterday and am waiting for more from Ortho. Apparently they are only going to give me 15 pills at a time.
He did say my heart most definitely is what caused the stroke three years ago.
I guess, I am lucky to be alive but I'm tired, boss.
I'm sick and tired of pain and tired of fighting to get the fucking pain medicines I need because of the heroin epidemic.
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#MayoIDQ 69M was brought to the ED because of weakness. PE: intoxicated disheveled man with multiple skin ulcers / excoriations.
WBC 27. CK 1486. AST 76.
Wound culture: Clostridium botulinum

Which of the following is most consistent with wound botulism?

#Botulinum neurotoxin binds to cholinergic nerve terminals and cleaves intracellular proteins needed for #acetylcholine release —> reduced acetylcholine —> neuromuscular blockade —> bulbar palsies, hypotonia, and symmetric, descending, #flaccid #paralysis.

Clinical features
1. Flaccid paralysis
2. Prominent cranial nerve palsies
3. Descending progression
4. Symmetrical presentation
5. No sensory nerve dysfunction.

43% are correct in MCQ…
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Overpill, when #BigPharma exploits mental health - RT Documentary
The #fentanyl drug epidemic in North America
The world is fighting a deadly pandemic. A synthetic drug is killing more people than gun crime, homicide and car accidents combined. #opioidcrisis

Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade - Hidden Agenda: Restore the Drug Trade
“There were 189,000 #heroin users in the US in 2001, before the US-NATO invasion of #Afghanistan. In 2016 - 4.5 million heroin users."…
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ATTN #CBD stakeholders: @US_FDA today holding scientific conf. on CBD/other #cannabinoids. I'll be live tweeting throughout. Not sure we'll get much insight on immediate path forward for consumer products but I'll share noteworthy observations. Agenda:
I'll be paying particular attention to @DrAbernethyFDA's remarks at 9:05a (head of #FDA's #CBD Policy Working Group) and @DThrockmortonMD's keynote at 9:15a (one of Agency's principals for regulating R&D, manufacture & marketing of #cannabis & cannabis-derived #drug products).
And we're underway! First up is Kaveeta Vasisht, MD, PharmD. Associate Commissioner for Women’s
Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health, FDA. She's noting ubiquity of #CBD products in marketplace, many of which are targeted to #women.
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Today, I'm seeing a lot of #chronicpain/#intractablepain community members going in on politics, thinking that politicians care one way or the other. Here's the truth about that. Warning: don't read if you don't want to know. #thread
1) Melania recently gave an anti-opioid speech. Here is the link:…
2) Donald Trump's White House has been notoriously anti-opiod for the past four years.
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Chasing Heroin - America’s #heroin and #opioidcrisis has been called the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. (Question "what is the relationship between #NATO invasion into #Afghanistan and the sudden 8-fold spike in heroin harvest😉". Cui Bono? 🤓)

#sackler #opioid #crisis
The Sackler 🕎-Family 🇮🇱 – A Secretive Billion Dollar #opioidcrisis Empire
With over 200,000 deaths caused by Opioids, are they in jail yet?…
#antisemitisme van Rudy Guliani? & Leo Lucassen
Rudy, advocaat van Purdue Pharma, Sackler🕎Family, verantwoordelijk voor honderduizenden doden. Purdue was ook rijke sponsor van de @UniLeiden, een werkgever van Leo Lucassen😉… Image
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2012 column by leading pain expert B Eliot Cole, MD, MPA, warned that "radical changes" proposed by a group calling itself #PROP would deny #opioids "to the majority of patients now receiving them for noncancer pain." / thread…
In the early 2000s, "buoyed by the success of treating cancer-related pain with #opioids, many physicians rose to the challenge of doing more for their patients suffering with #ChronicPain," Cole wrote.
"This led to an increase in the number of prescriptions for #opioids, which had the unintended consequence of more opioids ending up in medicine cabinets in more homes, ultimately giving more people (🚩not patients) access to these valuable medications for nonmedical purposes."
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Pic of soldier guarding the 👑’s poppy farm in Afghanistan for ‘Poppy’ Bush who was a 👑 asset. Did you think he was called Poppy as a term of endearment? #Opium #DrugWar #Heroin Image
More pics from #DrugWar in Afghanistan. How many trillions of tax payer’s $ laundered for this? ImageImageImageImage
So many lives lost over this #DrugWar. This was was about #Adrenochrome too. Many Afghanistan murdered for their blood & organs. ImageImageImageImage
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#Drug Menace in #Kashmir
Drug menace is a worrisome issue in #Kashmir as large population of youth is involved in drug abuse. As per the data available, there are 70000 drug addicts in #Kashmir including 4000 women. Majority of them are in the age group of 17-35 years. ImageImage
2.#Pakistan based terror groups have always taken advantage of this grave situation & have formed nexus in #India for #narcotic trade. This trade happens across many loopholes throughout the International Border in Punjab. ImageImage
The funds generated are being used to sponsor #terror groups operating in #Kashmir. The already vulnerable youth of #Kashmir is lured into drug abuse & further brainwashed to join these terror groups.
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Tomm we start a journey at @ZuckerSoM w/ 3rd yr #MedicalStudents to enhance #Awareness #Education #Skills #Comfort #Hope re: #OpioidCrisis

13.5 hours - "#OpioidEpidemic" themed week (3rd iteration)

Follow/RT as Students, Colleagues, & I tweet - #OURcrisis

#MEDeD #RecoveryMonth
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ MS3 #Students

6️⃣0️⃣ Faculty/Facilitators

3️⃣0️⃣ Clinical/Non-Clinical Depts

#OURcrisis @ZuckerSoM

@GIMaPreceptor @DrYili @MartinsWelchMD @JoeCMD @medicmin911 @ektrenchard @ethanfried @ginofarina @LindaWDeMasi @AFornari1 @joemd @DrAhuja @santhoshpaulus6 @TomMcGinn4
#Strategic Full Circle
1. from Health System (need)
2. to School of #Medicine (access)
3. to Health System (access/mission)

Our #OpioidEpidemic themed week is part of a 30+hour 4-yr longitudinal 'Addressing #SubstanceUse' curriculum
#OURcrisis #MEDeD
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Production has doubled since the '09' figures in this piece. It gets the basics right, that #Heroin lit the US opiate epidemic. #BigPharma Rx was kindling. #Fentanyl the accelerant. But it was bulk heroin that was the cause.…
The true story has been so successfully suppressed, it must be via some degree of quasi-official connivance? By seizing & reporting only on Mexican-border trafficking, they're able to propagate the official lie, that Afghan #heroin doesn't make it to USA! Lol.
CDC figures show the #epidemiology of the #heroin epidemic, began in Midwest, NorthEast, 2007-10 & spread out. #Afghan 'white' powder from the 'Great White North', -not- the desultory flow of Mexican 'brown' from South America.
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TWO suspected Drug Traffickers were today morning arrested at Bamburi, Mombasa by @DCI_Kenya Anti Narcotics Detectives following the recovery of several Packets of suspected #Heroin & over Ksh. 1 Million in cash from their House. Both placed in custody and investigations ongoing. Image
A search conducted in the residence of the main suspect; 34-year-old Bwanahamad Fara led to the recovery of the said suspected substance & cash believed to be proceeds of the Illegal Business. The second suspect Abubakar Yahya (24yrs) was also found in the house and arrested.
Further testing ascertained that the confiscated drugs were #Heroin ImageImage
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1/ I note with deep sorrow the passing of .@MarkARKleiman, an early mentor and longtime friend of mine. Mark set the bar high for intellectual honesty and creative thinking about hard problems, especially in the #criminal #justice and #drug #policy areas...
@MarkARKleiman 2/ @.MarkARKleiman hired me for my first substantive job as his research assistant at .@Harvard's Kennedy School of #Government and as part of his then-nascent consulting firm, BOTEC Analysis, in 1984. He was unrelenting about putting data first...
@MarkARKleiman @Harvard 3/ ...fearlessly following facts wherever they may lead. He hosted a blog called The Reality-Based Community,, the tagline of which is "Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but not his own facts."
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I'm sorry, the 'what' crisis/epidemic? The #OpioidCrisis?! No. How about alcohol? No, wait. Too many ppl think drinking is ok even though it kills over 3 MILLION ppl a year & has a hand in murder, rape, domestic/child abuse, horrific accidents & Prohibition didn't work. (Cont)
What about tobacco! We sued the hell outta them, yeah! Taught 'em a GOOD lesson. But, wait. Ppl can still buy tobacco products practically everywhere & uh oh, the money from the suit is running out. Big Government needs more dough. I know... Let's go after pain medication! (Cont)
Even though the vast majority of ppl who really need & use it do so responsibly & their addiction rate is less than 1%, since we can't get the cartels killing everyone with #illicitfentanyl and #heroin will hit the low hanging fruit. Doctors & pharmaceutical companies. (Cont)
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Afghan war killed 2 children daily in 2010 - report…
Almost 100,000 people killed in Afghanistan since U.S.-led intervention in 2001: Report | Afghan Zariza… via @AfghanZariza
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