Statistics don’t lie, but politicians, media, greedy incentive driven physicians... they all have.
Data has not supported overprescribing.
Not, I repeat, not, supported this narrative.
It is crucial to understand this truth.
2). #Overdose deaths are not occurring in the patient pop who take prescribed opioid drugs as directed by a doc..
ODs are in the rec user pop., w/ 2-6 drugs found in post op tox. If illegal Chinese fent analog is found +no other opioid, it’s an “opioid” death & reported as that
3).In almost every #opioidcrisis OD story that is told to the American people to provoke pity, #fentanyl is mentioned.
What’s not made clear is that the agent is not pharmaceutical fentanyl.
It is homecook illegal Chinese fent analog that killed, in a chemical soup of two+ drugs.
1st time in history, President Trump is
-importing prescription drugs that do not violate
intellectual property rights & not under patent protections
-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
#BREAKING: We are filing suit against Purdue Pharma for persistent and widespread fraud and deception in marketing #opioids. Purdue lined its own pockets by deliberately exploiting our communities, fueling a crisis that has devastated NY families. We are holding them to account.
As we allege, Purdue misled prescribers and patients about the risks of Oxycontin and other opioids. They intentionally understated the risks and overstated the benefits of these powerful and dangerous drugs.
They concealed the link between long-term use of opioids and abuse and addiction.
They masked the signs of addiction by referring to them as “pseudoaddiction.”
They falsely claimed that withdrawal from its products can be easily managed.
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.
“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.