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Intern'l group of #pain experts called for urgent action on forced #opioid tapering in March 2019.

In early 2019, FDA warned that rapid & sudden tapers are harmful & can kill. They issued guidance to help doctors protect patients from harm. /thread academic.oup.com/painmedicine/a…
Rapid/forced tapering can destabilize patients, "precipitating severe #opioid withdrawal accompanied by worsening #pain & profound loss of function. To escape the resultant suffering, some patients may seek relief from illicit (and inherently more dangerous) sources of opioids."
"New & grave risks now exist because of forced #opioid tapering," including an "alarming rise" in suffering & #suicides in civilians & #vets. Even patients at doses below 90 MME are being forced to taper.
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.@NPR's response to the outcry that they wrongly blamed medical #opioid use as the cause of the OD epidemic? 4 days later they did it again. @BrianMannADK @carriefeibel @vicwj This is LAZY & HARMFUL reporting.

Evidence shows: #ODs & #suicides go UP as # of scripts goes DOWN.
.@NPR @BrianMannADK @carriefeibel @vicwj

🔴 2,887 #vets DIED from #OD or #suicide AFTER their #opioid pain med was stopped in FY 2013.

🔴 1 year of the VA's policy to take #vets off medicine produced just 90 fewer bodies than 9/11. (Link next tweet)
VA study showing people are 4 to 6.8 times MORE LIKELY to die of #overdose or #suicide after discontinuation of a prescription #opioid. THIS IS NOT AN OUTLIER. @NPR, PLEASE contact co-author @StefanKertesz. bmj.com/content/368/bm…
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.@BrianMannADK At @headsUPmigraine, Dr @NitaGhei & I are trying to understand why medical research about the "very rare" risk of #addiction in medical #opioid use & the rising rate of causalities from rx opioid limits isn't being reported, even by thoughtful outlets like @NPR.
#Addiction expert Maia Szalavitz explained in 2016, "#Opioid addiction is a huge problem, but pain prescriptions are not the cause." The fact that steep rx limits haven't so much as slowed rising ODs proves her right.

How did @NPR get this wrong? blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blo…
.@headsUPmigraine has been on the front line of the twin public health crisis caused by widespread discontinuation & dose reduction of rx #opioids: a rise in unnecessary #disability from #ChronicPain & a spike in #suicide.
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THREAD on Medical Students #suicides
There are 78333 medical seats across India. Considering a 6 yr course & accounting for recent seat increases, there are ~450,000 students in medical schools at any given time. Dandona et al using GBD data estimated suicide rate...1/n
for Indian 20-24 & 25-29 yr olds btwn 27-33 per 100k. For ease of calculation let's take a middle rate of 30/100k. Most medical students in this age group. Assuming med students suicide rate is same as general population, India has ~ 135 medical students dying by suicide/yr..2/n
Remember India has 78,333 medical seats in 549 med schools which is an average of 142 seats/med school. So each year, we lose approximately 1 medical school's yearly intake to #Suicides
The human cost & suffering is unmeasurable. The financial cost we can estimate..3/n
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THREAD: Troubled by many media reports & SM conversations where depression + mental health issues are assumed to be only causes of #suicide
Of course, we need conversations on #Mentalhealth & depression is associated with suicide. Why am I then bothered by this? Read on..1/n
In the West, studies show that ~ 80% of suicides have depression as a predisposing cause. Also in West, suicides peak is mostly older ppl (>60 yrs) + male:ratio is ~ 4: 1.
However India's suicide epidemology is different. In India, only ~50% have some mental illness...2/n
Also our peak suicides are in age group of 18-39 yrs + male:female ratio is ~ 1.5:1. So a lot of young Indian women dying of suicides.1 out of 3 women dying of suicide 🌍 are Indian. For women in this age group, suicides is No 1 cause of death, ahead of maternal mortality..3/n
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Sui'cides are unfortunate, Sui'cides are Cowardice. But to negate the Leftists & Lutyens propaganda around it we must be aware of facts and figures. This thread is analysis of Sui'cides in 'India'. All figures have been taken from #NCRB portal.

#SuicidesInIndia
If distress among'st people have actually Increased post 2014, as Lutyen's media & Congress keep on crying, then how come 'Rate of Suicide' is actually Decreasing.

#SuicidesInIndia
If 'Un-Employment' in 'India' is actually 45 year high as Congress & Lutyen's Media continuously keep on crying, how come Count of Sui'cides due to 'Un-Employment' & Rate of Suicide' is constant ? We must know that NSSO didn't release any report.

#Unemplyoment #Suicides
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Huge research of @robotinteriors about #HillaryClinton 's #suicides ..the list is huge and This is #TheGreatAwakeningWorldwide
RT This so more PPL know who the #deepstate is and how @realDonaldTrump is gonna get them all for treason, murderer and child abuse #SavetheChildren
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#gunviolence is an epidemic in the United States.

What caught our attention yesterday: the utterly horrifying #GilroyGarlicFestivalshooting . Details still emerging.

-----But there was more-------
Also this weekend, less heralded: Brooklyn festival shooting, in which at least 11 people were hurt. As many as at Gilroy. cnn.com/2019/07/28/us/…
And a shooting where a music video was being produced in Philly: 6abc.com/police-1-dead-…
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Here's a sample of what we spoke about at #adisorder4everyone in Cumbria:

1. @medsconsult and @recover2renew read 'Cracked' by James Davies (now @CEP_UK ) when published 2013
2. @medsconsult volunteered to help to compile the #unrecognisedfacts document for 2014 launch of @CEP_UK
cepuk.org/wp-content/upl…
@medsconsult @CEP_UK 3. We have collaborated voluntarily with the @TheBMA 's Board of Science to provide real patient experiences of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, leading to the BMA ‘call for action’ for support for affected individuals in October 2016
bma.org.uk/collective-voi…
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THREAD. Let me tell you abt some myths around #suicide & how you can save lives. #suicideprevention
MYTH 1: Talking about suicide is a bad idea, as it may be seen as encouragement
FALSE. Rather than encouraging suicide, talking openly helps prevent suicide. 1/n
MYTH 2: A person who is suicidal is determined to die
FALSE. Au contraire, suicidal persons are often ambivalent about dying. Emotional support at the right time can help prevent suicide 2/n
MYTH 3: Most suicides happen without warning.
FALSE. Most suicides are preceded by warning signs, either verbal or behavioural. Many will talk to friends & relatives or doctors about wanting to die. Don't ignore it. That brings us to...3/n
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The last 72 hours have seen a GREAT MANY ppl around the Clintons / corruption perish.
This concerns me deeply unless they somehow miraculously already testified.
#GreatAwakening #DrainTheSwamp
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What would National #SuicidePrevention Strategy for India look like:
1. We need to believe it is possible. With concerted effort China has dramatically reduced their suicide rates.
2. We need to implement evidence-based, low cost scalable solutions. They exist.
...contd 1/n
3. Need different strategies for sub-groups. Same solution won't work for students, young women, rural/urban, farmers etc.
4. #suicideprevention is an #intersectoral issue. All solutions do not lie in #health sector; #education #employment, #media #agriculture also imp....2/n
5. Recognise India's suicide epidemiology is different from the West. M:F ratio is 1.5:1 here while it's 4:1 in West. So more women relatively. 50% of suicides impulsive with no mental illness 🇮🇳 while 80% have mental illness in West...3/n
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