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On June 2, 2021, Rhode Island's Governor Dan McKee signed Bill 384 into law. A copy of the bill can also be found here. Greg Amore, Claudia Merandi's local Representative, fought hard for this bill to pass which protects intractable pain patients from the 2016 CDC Opioid Guidelines. Recently, in March 2022, Arizona also passed legislation that was based on this bill from Rhode Island. That has been Claudia's hope for years, that she could pass a bill in Rhode Island that would trickle down into other states. Practical Pain Management covered this story.
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Who are we and how did we become advocates? What will we discuss on our podcast?
Listen to how Claudia got the idea to start Don't Punish Pain Rally on Facebook. Claudia and Bev discuss the war on pain patients and prescribers. They discuss an overview of what the podcast will be about. They mention a wide variety of topics that will be covered.
Links to topics covered during this introduction episode: The Opioid Rapid Response Program (ORRP), Legislative Efforts, 2016 CDC Guidelines and those who expressed concern, Ruan SCOTUS ruling, Harm Reduction, Table of accurate statistics, Debunking Lies, PROP
Disclaimer: The information that has been provided to you in this podcast is not to be considered medical advice.
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"Drug-seeking behavior." What is it? What isn't it? What do if it's in your medical records?
We've all heard of the term "drug-seeking behavior." But, what is it really? What are the red flags doctors and pharmacists look for and where did these red flags come from? Is the term "drug-seeking behavior" even a helpful term? We break it down for you and explain how to find out if this term is in your medical records, and what to do if you find it there.
Links for information we mentioned in this episode: DEA "Don't Be Scammed by a Drug Abuser Bev's story of the horrible hospital experience Electronic Health Record Information Legislative Efforts SCOTUS Ruan Ruling Harm Reduction/Narcan Frontier Article