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A list of important studies, articles, interviews, podcasts, etc.
Table of recent studies, research, and statistics showing overdoses, rate of addiction, PDMP use, etc. (useful when speaking to legislators, media, doctors, etc.)
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Here are links to important helpful studies, articles, podcasts, interviews to help you when talking to legislators, media, doctors, etc. These are about the false narrative, the litigation narrative, PDMP, NarxCare, CDC Guidelines, PROP, Conflicts Of Interest, etc.
We will add new links as they come out.
The Opioid Crackdown Leaves Chronic Pain Patients In Limbo - The Hill
Greg Gutfeld: We Should Legalize Drugs And Here's Why - Fox News
Pain Med Prescriptions Did Not Cause The Opioid Epidemic, Courts Rule - Las Vegas news, George Knapp interviews Dr. Dan Laird
Against The Pain: The Opioid Crisis and Medication Access - NPR, radio show
PROP's Disproportionate Influence On U.S. Opioid Policy: The Harms Of Intended Consequences - Pallimed
Roger Chou's Undisclosed Conflicts Of Interest: How The CDC's 2016 Guideline For Prescribing Opioids Lost It's Clinical And Professional Integrity - Pallimed
The Pain Was Unbearable So Why Did Doctors Turn Her Away? - Wired
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Effects On Opioid Prescribing And Drug overdose Mortality - Reason
Dosing Discrimination: Regulating PDMP Risk Scores - Law Journal
How Fear, Misinformation, Stigma Have Devastated US Pain Patients - Filter
Physician Convicted Of Illegally Prescribing Opioids Says The DEA Has Turned Doctoring Into 'Another Aspect Of The War On Drugs.' - Chicago Tribune
How Drug Warriors Made The 'Opioid Epidemic' Deadlier- Reason
If Lawmakers Really Want To "Follow The Science" They Will Repeal Codified Opioid Guidelines - Cato Institute
A New Study Finds No Relationship Between Opioid Prescriptions And Unintentional Injury Deaths - Reason
ASA Urges Changes To Draft Updated CDC Guideline For Prescribing Opioids - ASA
Time To Revamp CDC's Problematic 2016 Opioid Rx Guideline - AMA
A New Study Finds That Reducing Pain Medication is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Overdose And Suicide - Reason
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Many states have prescribing laws. Read An Examination of State and Federal Opioid Analgesics and Continuing Education policies which was printed in 2020. We've also included the pdf version of the article. The purpose of the article is "To evaluate the impact of its Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the opioid manufacturers responsible for implementing that program provide information regarding opioid policy changes from 2016 to 2018. FDA also requested a survey of state requirements for pain and opioid prescribing continuing education (CE), the number of prescribers affected by those requirements, the extent to which a REMS-compliant CE program would meet each state’s requirements, and the number of relevant CE programs available."
We've included two charts that list prescribing laws state by state
See our Advocacy Tools to see tips on how to start the process of getting legislation in your state.