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2019 study in the AMA journal reports that reducing access to rx #opioids has "failed" to reduce overdoses.

OD crisis is projected to become "substantially worse" if public policy continues to wrongly target medical use. (thread) filtermag.org/rate-of-opioid…
Chen et al (JAMA 2019): Analyses of programs designed to reduce overdoses by reducing the medical use of #opioids "have failed to demonstrate a consistent benefit on fatal or nonfatal opioid overdoses." jamanetwork.com/journals/jaman… Image
JAMA> #OD rates are projected to soar 149% above 2015's crisis levels by 2025. Overdose deaths from 2016-25 could reach as high as 1.21 million if the crisis doesn't soon stabilize.

🟡 Continuing prescription restrictions will have a "modest effect, at best" on reducing ODs. Image
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In 2019, #CDC Guideline authors quoted their 2016 stats:

"nearly 2 million" have #opioid use disorder,
"estimated 3% to 4%" rely on long-term opioid therapy
"approximately 11%" report daily #pain

"Nearly 2 million"=nearly 0.6%. Stick with me.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…
Before governments recommend & legislators, providers, & insurers adopt policies that could harm up to 11% to possibly protect 0.6%, they need damned good evidence that what they're recommending is necessary.

But they didn't know if rx #opioid limits would help or kill.
#CDC set off a tidal wave of limits in 2016, even tho the studies then available on dose limits provided "very-low-quality evidence" that reducing or stopping med would improve pain, function, or quality of life. 76% got the *lowest* rating for evidence.

acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.73…
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Dear @realDonaldTrump @DHSgov @VP @attorneygeneral & @PortlandPolice:

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Legal Scholars confirm #1stAmendment right to the commons grants citizens UNLIMITED USE of public areas for #freespeech using REMOVABLE SIGNS! (thread!) Image
Apparently, since 1789 #USCitizens have had the constitutional right to use public property nationwide to post REMOVABLE political (non-commercial) speech!
And thanks to the precedent set by flags on overpasses after 9/11 & #BrownvCalTrans, this extends to freeways! (cont.) Image
The ramifications of this are HUGE! For Portland & Federal Govt. No messy, time-consuming clean-up! Say Goodbye! to strenuous clubbing, stinky #teargas, crowd-control & endless litigation! Say #Hello! to #Art, more interesting commutes & good old Civic Participation! (cont.) Image
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1. News: Federal Government and Yale Are Holding Clinical Trials on How Best to Persuade Americans to Take COVID-19 Vaccines thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/federa… #COVID #TRIALS #Manipulate #Population
2. News: What Coronavirus? THOUSANDS of Leftists March in Chicago Chanting,

“No Justice, No Peace, Defund the Police” (VIDEO)
.
thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/corona… #COVID #Protests #Chicago
3. News: “I’m Not Going to Be Silenced!”

– Houston Doctor Stella Immanuel Doubles Down

– When Was the Last Time Fauci Saw a Patient? (VIDEO)
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thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/not-go… #Doctor #Stella
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2017 Review: “Expert guidelines recommend reducing or discontinuing long-term #opioid therapy when risks outweigh benefits, but evidence on the effect of dose reduction on patient outcomes has not been systematically reviewed.” / #cpp thread.
🟠 How can guidelines be "expert" recommendations if researchers haven't carefully investigated how patients will react when their rx #opiod med is stopped or reduced?

Are we going to feel better or worse? Are we going to live or die?
In 2017, #VA-funded researchers identified 67 studies about #opioid dosage reduction or discontinuation.

Study quality was deemed “poor” in 76% of the 67, the lowest rating.
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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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What have false assumptions about rx #opioids cost people in #pain? Damn near everything.

@Brian_Goldstone's report ought to be required reading for every #PCP & every legislator who wants to play doctor. #MedicalTwitter harpers.org/archive/2018/0…
For 4 yrs, an rx #opioid let Austin Sell escape the cage of pain, care for his kids, study to become a physician asst to help others w/ #ChronicPain. Then lawmakers in DC imposed a limit on what his clinic could prescribe. "And that was it. The app'ment lasted about 10 minutes."
Dr @StefanKertesz told @Harpers: “In a time of incredible tragedy, there’s a desire for something simple to latch onto as a way of explaining it. A story that has a clear-cut villain, with doctors as dupes and patients as innocent victims, is about as easy to sell as any story.”
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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 I was stunned to see your @NPR piece on rx #opioids. I direct @headsUPmigraine & have been writing a paper reviewing research on rx restrictions. Limits haven't just failed to reduce ODs, they've contributed to an INCREASE in ODs, suicide, disability.
AMA Jnl 2019: Efforts to curb ODs "have principally focused on restricting the supply" of rx #opioids. They've "failed to demonstrate a consistent benefit on fatal or nonfatal opioid overdoses." Continuing them "may have a modest effect, at best," on ever-rising illegal-drug ODs.
Since peak in 2012, scripts are down 35% but overdoses are up 250%. That's because #addiction in medical use is "very rare," as @AmericanCancer Society explains. Even #CDC 2016 put unremarkable use at 97%, w/ 3% incl'g non-addictive "long use" & physical dependence.
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Systematic review of research on dose reduction & discontinuation concluded, "Very low quality evidence suggests ... pain, function, and quality of life may improve w/ #opioid dose reduction."

People are dying & being disabled on the basis of "very low quality evidence."
2017 study: “Expert guidelines recommend reducing or discontinuing long-term #opioid therapy when risks outweigh benefits, but EVIDENCE on the effect of dose reduction on patient outcomes has NOT been systematically reviewed."

How "expert" can it be?
The VA funded a team who reviewed all research in English about #opioid reduction-discontinuation. 67 studies were identified, but the study quality was deemed “poor” in 76% of the 67, the lowest rating.
acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.73…
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.@VoteVets You're wrong to make rx #opioids the focus of your anti-Collins ad. #Vets taken off rx #opioids are up to 6.8 times MORE likely to die by OD or #suicide than those who stay on, per 2020 VA study. (thread) bmj.com/content/368/bm…
#Vets whose rx #opioid was stopped after 3 months overdosed or killed themselves at nearly 4 times the rate of those who continued to be treated. Those whose med was stopped after 1+ year ODed or killed themselves at 6.8 times the rate of those still treated (Oliva 2020).
2020 VA study: “Studies have identified a rise in adverse events (death from overdose, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, & hospital admissions or emergency department visits
for substance related events) after stopping treatment with #opioids in patients treated long term” (Oliva).
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1. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

Why you spreading divisive inflammatory violence rioting+arson normalising enabling promoting encouraging & glorifying left-wing propaganda

Why you broadcasting views of ignorant uneducated idiots

And I don't mean just your "liberal" staff

#BBC @BBCNews
2. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

More whites than blacks killed by police in US

Black cop more likely to kill black than white cop

Considering VASTLY higher level of armed violent & lethal crime carried carried out by blacks are FEWER blacks killed by police even pro rata

#BBC @BBCNews
3. #FFS #BBCNews @BBC

Most killing by blacks

More whites are killed by blacks than blacks by whites

Most blacks are killed by fellow blacks

So stop spreading #BLM spin lies & propaganda

Stop being riot arson murder normalisers apologists enablers facilitators

#BBC @BBCNews
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35) With Night Creepers, Ninja Vipers, all of Ninja Force, Scarlett, Quick Kick, Red Ninjas, etc.. (not to mention the foreign martial artists from the Toy Lines in Argentina) you have an easy 2 seasons worth if not more. I want to be apart of the rebirth of GI JOE! Image
36) The next series should be Green Shirts - showing us about Military boot camp, but it should be a side aspect where the best of the best are identified, to become GI Joes, new ones. This could also elaborate on how GI JOE exists, but in still BLACK OPS. Soldiers still serve Image
37) Respected Branches, or Police (Law and order), Fire Fighters (Charbroil, Barbecue), Civilian lives (Covergirl, Hardball, Big Lob), but if their talents are needed they can be called upon and dispatched in a moments notice. Once again @_SgtSlaughter can visit to see the Image
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#Covid19nyc #NY #WA #CA #MA #TX #OK #IN #AZ
1/9 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2a) #US #COVID19 Update
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-See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #Seattle
2b) #US #COVID19 Update 03/06 9PM EST
State with most cases: #Washington - 84
County w/most cases: #KingCounty #WA
County w/most deaths: #Seattle
Most #coronavirus cases today: #CA
State with most self-quarantined individuals: #NY - 4,000
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#MD #NJ
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2/ to the DemLEFT on the floor of the House in fighting back at the absurd & very very dangerous weaponization of a political tool to repeatedly overthrow any Presidential election by the losing pol. party! Surely,U MUST know,&should be saying it more in interviews&pressers like
3/ @SteveScalise & @GOPLeader said on the FLR TDY,that this is all about the LEFT’s future POWER lust/grab for permanent CONTROL over USA. In the LEFT’s mind their actions since Nov2016 have proven that they believe they are entitled to permanent POWER in FedGovt over USA& will
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#JesusChrist #PrayerExpress

#JCPE Pls pray B4 we roll.
Pt. 1 pls read Pt. 2 below to complete prayer.

Special Request: Pray4 & Follow. Be patient w/FB
The JCPE is about #Prayer first.❤️💙

🇺🇸🙏 @RicEchoMike
🇺🇸🙏 @Johnnygrunt
🇺🇸🙏 @SSG_PAIN
🇺🇸🙏 @TheBigAce
🇺🇸🙏 @ICECOLDAGENT
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#LivePD #LiveEMS #LiveRescue @LivePDPundit @LivePdFans
PLEASE READ & RT (I apologize for the long thread)
Tonight was one of my toughest calls in my career. We had a gentlemen who was truly ill and needed to be sent to a major facility that could handle his needs. As my crew and
I took care of him, waiting on in the incoming Evac, the pt had a moment in which he passed out. When he awoke, he had a wild look in his eyes. He then began yelling "Look, look they're over running the wire". My crew (in their 20's) looked confused.... I understand completely...
He twisted, became unsettled. I asked him. Where are you right now..He replied sharply "quang tri". What yr is it? (I already knew the answer before he replied, I bowed my head as he answered)..."1968". My crew looked even more confused now. He was becoming more restless, I then
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1. BREAKING:
Schiff Finally Releases Transcript of Tim Morrison Testimony
— NSC Sr. Director BLOWS UP Ukrainian Hoax
— Destroys Schiff Top Witness Lt. Col. Vindman
thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/breaki… #NEWS #StopTheCoup #ImpeachmentHearing
2. BOOM! Solomon THREATENS LAWSUITS Against LIBERAL MEDIA SMEAR Merchants

– Obama, Brennan & Lynch Involved in Spygate Scandal

- Explains John Brennan’s many panicked attacks against President Trump on Twitter.

thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/boom-r…



#STOPTHECOUP
3. U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon’s accusations of bias in cloud contract oann.com/u-s-defense-ch… #NEWS
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1) It is time for a Revival of Entertainment, something we all know and love. Something that has been lost for a while. We see how well @Marvel/@disneyplus
will do with their shows, well @Hasbro
is sitting on a gold mine w/ GI JOE. I have written a series that would bring it
2) Back!! We should be honoring our #Vets and Service men & women with shows that would make the youth proud of where they are from. I loved rooting for GI JOE, and the show was a sense of enjoyment, it brought about leadership, & everyone worked for a common goal to end evil
3) I propose a series to it's rebirth, live action series. GI JOE can no longer be it's own military unit as we have the @USNavy, @USMC, @usairforce, @USArmy, @NationalGuard, @uscoastguard & reserves - so my show would start off with GI JOE ALPHA a new small group that is a
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1. #News ~ Exclusive–Jeff Landry: Many State Attorneys General "Have Had Enough" of Big Tech - they will “take action” after significant investigations. breitbart.com/politics/2019/…
2. #News ~ Newsweek Suggests We Should Be Cool With Cannibalism - trying to get out ahead of damning info soon to come out on Big Names? breitbart.com/the-media/2019…
3. #News ~ Obama "to buy $14.85 million Martha's Vineyard estate from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck" dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…
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To all the #Military & #Vets, #ThanQ for your sacrifice. We the people owe you! 🎖

I have had Military & Vets thank me for my service. It is the most humbling feeling.

Even though I know how big this fight is, I don't feel like I deserve that much credit

I'm proud of what I ☟
Am doing. Not for credit, but because I know it has to be done.

I'm not just fighting for the children, I'm fighting for all the soldiers that died for us. For the Patriots like JFK & Seth Rich that lost their lives trying to fight for us, the people.

It's not just on our ☟
Military to protect our country, it's on us also, we the people (2A).

It is all of our duty to protect freedom. Even God told us this day would come.

I'm not trying to steal valor, or act like my sacrifice is as much as a soldiers. It's not. I know that. 💯

I'm just an Anon ☟
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A) Here is your #democrats 2020 war horse and what will be the theme:

#kamalaharris will be the show dog: being from #california she'll more than likely carry that state in votes mostly by #immigrants/#liberal #women/#hollywood/dead people RT @DunbarJoseph #QAnon @CarrionSoul
B) Other dem candidates will be deemed: too old, too flakey, too unlikable, unpalatable, weak, and speaking in tongues while a nice debate ploy will alienate some of the base.

C) harris is seen as a foghorn for #womens issues: fake labeled issues like->RT #QAnon @kasmouse @GOP
"women's reproductive health" (infanticide), rape, misogyny, work place equality, free health care, free school, school loan forgiveness..OR..free stuff, baby killing, womens's victimhood, slacker cash Also expect a big pitch to #immigrants..RT #QAnon @Good4Education @peggyruppe
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1. #News ~ BOOM! Hannity Asks Trump About Italy, UK, Australia Officials Spying on his Campaign, President Trump adds, “And Ukraine” (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/boom-h…

#Trump #Qanon #TickTock #Hannity
2. #News ~ Tucker Carlson Warns President Trump on Tech Censorship: You Will Not Be Reelected if Your Supporters Cannot Speak Freely (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/tucker…

#Trump #Qanon
3. #News ~ 4 Suspects Charged Nearly 5 Years After Malaysian Airlines Crash Killed 298 People dailycaller.com/2019/06/19/mal…

#Trump #Qanon
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1. #News ~ China’s President Xi in Russia: President Trump Is My “Friend”
– China, US Too Intertwined to Break Up Over Trade War thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/chinas…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
2. #News ~ Far-Left Vice News Celebrates Prepubescent Boys Dressed in Drag, “Next Generation of Drag Queens” (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/far-le…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #ChildSexAbuse
3. #News ~ Protesters Who Dumped Glitter-Lube Concoction On Police Receive Jail Sentences thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/protes…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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