Individuals who have a #Disability that has #pain as a component who requires medical assistance to manage their pain experiences bias, stigma & systemic disability #discrimination.
Patients are treated as though having a medical condition is a crime & they are on parole
Jul 7, 2023 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1)A few facts about the hit piece by the @nypost that could be potentially be considered libelous by the study participants.
"According to researchers’ assessment, the majority (69%) had previously collaborated with a pharmaceutical company in
2)some way — serving on advisory boards, speaking to physicians and researchers or communicating with key audiences — but appeared to have honorable intentions in spreading awareness and information about their condition."
2)which underscores the need for close supervision of these patients."
Let's take a look at their rationale for their conclusion.
Of 9940 patients who received 3 or more #opioid prescriptions over an 8 years, 51 experienced an #overdose, 6 of the 51 experienced a fatal event.
3)The researchers did not make the yearly data available, nor did they provide data on any known prior history of Substance Use Disorder #SUD within the #Patient population.
It's impossible to determine how they performed their calculations to obtain these results.
"A variety of factors contribute to drug use and other problem outcomes, both individual and environmental. While drug prevention and treatment have traditionally focused on changing individual behaviours,
2)such efforts can have only limited impact when changes are not made to the environment, that is, to the social determinants of drug use. These include the social and cultural environment, the economic environment and the physical environment."
Now, this wasn't 9k #Opioid RX. It was 3 different controlled substances either alone or in combination.
Their is NO law that defines "Over prescribing" or prohibits co-prescribing of any medication combinations. The FDA warning requires a Risk/Benefit analysis to be performed
Jun 29, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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We can hope that the @USSupremeCourt ruling today on the #Ruan case which required the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the CSA was Knowingly or Intentionally violated will encourage a return to #PatientCenteredCare
The ONLY way to prevent future occurrences is to understand WHY it is happening & avoid Fear Mongering & casting aspersions on a population of patients who are experiencing Systemic #Discrimination.
Under & Untreated patients experiencing unremitting pain are more likely to
Jun 7, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Doctors can’t help people in pain because of restrictive opioid policy. ~ @dr4liberty@RMengerMD
ITHERETWEETER1://reason.com/2022/06/07/americas-failed-opioid-policy-drove-the-tulsa-shooter-to-violence/ via @reason
There is no clear definition of overprescribing. Yet policy makers keep doubling down on a misguided mission to reduce or eliminate opioid prescribing, putting patients back in miserable pain and mental anguish, driving some to suicide and others to the black market.
Jun 7, 2022 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
The protections for individuals with disabilities under the American's with Disabilities Act are not being enforced when patients with painful diseases report experiencing discrimination.
To influence lawmakers we need everyone to get involved.
Here’s what you can do!
Take Action 🗣️ 📢
Send an Inquiry to the Justice Department Civil Rights Division on the Status of Guidance for the Protection of Patients With Painful Diseases Pain, Policy Modification Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Jun 6, 2022 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Personally, I find the entire outline of their Orthopedic program concerning from a patient's perspective.
In addition to the "72 hr Pain Free" follow up. It minimizes the potential for patients to experience post-op pain.
Unrealistic expectations shouldn't be advertised🤦♀️
Make no mistake, I'm in suggesting this act was justified.
There is no, and can be no justification for striking out at medical professionals when a patient's expectations for treatment are not met.
The Department of Justice, all federal agencies and federally funded programs shall immediately cease any program that targets clinicians for investigation and/or prosecution that uses a subjective definition of Legitimate Medical Treatment.
@ademillo What we "Don't" read about in the News...
"For more than a decade, millions of Americans were misled into believing that—as a White House report once characterized it —‘‘opiate overdoses, once almost always due to heroin use, are now increasingly due to abuse of prescription
chng.it/8zjTsGnx via @Change
"Disabled individuals with incurable painful diseases and debilitating injuries are experiencing systemic discrimination which has left them without any good options. Their choices are to exist in agony, attempt to self-medicate via the black market, or suicide.