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Season 1 Episode 14 - 11/13/22

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Danny Elliot was a chronic pain patient who has been vocal on Twitter about what it was like for him after he lost his doctor because of actions of the DEA.

Danny lost his doctor a few weeks ago for the third time due to the DEA. Where was the CDC's Opioid Rapid Response Program?

The following article in Pain News Network gives a bit more detail.

DEA Suspension of Doctor's License Leads to Double Suicide

Please go to the following sources to hear/read them in their entirety. 

  1. Journalist Barry Meier at Stanford Medicine's Health Policy Forum
  2. Roger Chou's interview - PCSS Episode 5 - Applications of the CDC Guidelines
  3. Kolodny's quote about suicide due to pain being bogus
  4. Adriane Fugh-Berman pushes back against Dr. Kertesz about the need to study suicide due to pain or stopping pain medication
  5. Danny's Podcast on Painkiller

Links mentioned in this podcast episode:

Opioid Rapid Response Program (ORRP) Information

Dr. Kertesz's Tweet about California Doctor

CDC's recent tweet about ORRP

Suicide hotline: 988 or 911

Disclaimer: The information that has been provided to you in this podcast is not to be considered legal or medical advice.

Season 1 Episode 13 - 10/31/22

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This is part 4 in our NarxCare/PDMP series. We interview Jacob James Rich. This episode focuses on PDMP harms, law enforcement's access to the PDMP, and whether HIPAA protects patients from PDMP data being shared.

Jacob James Rich is a researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Evidence-Based Care Research, studying epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Jacob also works as an analyst for Reason Foundation, focusing on healthcare policy. He has written extensively on drug policy topics, such as the consequences of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) on patient access and overdose mortality. Jacob is currently researching racial disparities in drug enforcement with CWRU Graduate Student Council's DEI Award.


Reason bio page:

Twitter: @jacobjamesrich

Attorney Jennifer Oliva's article on PDMP and law enforcement in Duke Law Review - Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Health Information privacy Pre- and post-Carpenter 

Links to topics mentioned:

  1. Opioid Rapid Response Program content on The Doctor Patient Forum Website
  2. OIG Toolkit

Links to podcasts or presentations in their entirety that were shared in this podcast - 

  1. NASCA - "State PDMP vs National PDMP"
  2. Cover 2 Resources - "Strike Force Stops Flow of Illicit Opioids"
  3. Cato Institute - "Patients, Privacy, and PDMP's"
  4. NPR show 1A - "Against the Pain - The Opioid Crisis and Medication Access"

Kate Nicholson's bio - "Kate Nicholson, JD, is a civil rights attorney and a nationally-recognized expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She served in the U.S. Department of Justice for 18 years, where she litigated and managed cases, coordinated federal disability policy, and drafted the current ADA regulations." - Executive Director at NPAC

Kate developed intractable pain after a surgical mishap left her unable to sit or stand and severely limited in walking for many years. She gave the TEDx talk, What We Lose When We Undertreat Pain, and speaks widely at universities and conferences and to medical groups."

Disclaimer: The information provided to you in this podcast is not to be considered medical or legal advice.

Season 1 Episode 12 - 10/24/22

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Claudia and Bev discuss PDMP's (Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) and NarxCare with Atty. Jennifer Oliva. 

"Professor Oliva’s research and teaching interests include health law and policy, privacy law, evidence, torts, and complex litigation. She has served as an invited peer reviewer for the American Journal of Public HealthYale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and EthicsAmerican Journal of Law & MedicineJournal of Law and the Biosciences, and Big Data & Society and her scholarship has been published by or is forthcoming in, among other publications, the California Law ReviewDuke Law JournalNorthwestern University Law ReviewUCLA Law ReviewNorth Carolina Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, George Mason Law Review, and online companions to the University of Chicago Law Review and New York University Law Review."

Jenn is on the Science and Policy Advisory Council for NPAC (National Pain Advocacy Center)

Excerpts were played on this podcast that can be found in their entirety in the following links:

NPR show 1A - "Against the Pain: The Opioid Crisis and Medication Access"

"Patients, Privacy, and PDMP's" - Cato with Dr. Jeffrey Singer and Kate Nicholson

Duke Margolis - "Strategies for Promoting the Safe Use of Prescription Opioids"

NPR - "To End Addiction Epidemic" - Kolodny quote

Cover 2 Resources - Gary Mendell

Jennifer Oliva can be contacted on Twitter @jenndoliva

Learn more about Jennifer on her website at uchastings

Jennifer D. Oliva's paper:  "Dosing Discrimination: Regulating PDMP Risk Scores"

Disclaimer: The information provided to you in this podcast is not to be considered medical or legal advice

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