Monthly Archives: May 2012

SEEKING BALANCE IN NEW PAIN-PILL LAW

New York state is grappling with the diversion of pain medicines that are taken illegally without appropriate medical supervision, a recipe for addiction and unintended deaths due to overdose. Finally, among all the hysteria in the press about these valuable … Continue reading

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ON BECOMING A COLUMNIST

A few weeks ago after reading two columns in the on-line news source the American News Report (ANR), I was moved to make a comment on each. One comment was fairly brief, but the second was quite lengthy. Thirty minutes … Continue reading

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Living with Pain: Washington State’s Opioid Law Goes Too Far

In my column this week in the American News Report http://americannewsreport.com/ I write about the human fall out for patient’s who are prescribed opioid medicines for pain. I report on Bert, a man in his late 30s who suffers from … Continue reading

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I Never Shilled for Pharma

I commented on a column in the American News Report about the closing of the American Pain Foundation. There is much controversy and hysteria in the press regarding the legitimate use of opioid medicines by people living with pain. The … Continue reading

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The American Pain Foundation Closes its Doors

May 10, 2012 On May 3rd the Board of Directors genuflecting before fiscal reality voted to close the doors of the American Pain Foundation (APF). The AFP served 100,000 members by offering a fabulous web site that included chats between … Continue reading

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