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The Downside of Methadone by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 28 Jan 2012 6:23pm An Article by Mike Berens and Ken Armstrong, Seattle Times, discusses some of the problems with using methadone as a first-line treatment for pain: When it comes to battling pain, Washington health officials have encouraged doctors to reach for methadone, a powerful and inexpensive prescription drug. For the past decade, the state has ... Read on »
FDA Met with Painkiller Pharma Companies to Deal With Abuse To Develop Risk Management Plans by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 30 Jan 2010 9:40pm Wait a minute, don’t these same companies have business models to sell painkillers?  As you can see pharma suggested more education, which is always a good thing and there has been talk along with one company submitting a reformulated version of a drug to the FDA for approval.  Pharma no doubtedly will offer help and add suggestions, but don’t ... Read on »
Methadone for Pain Relief Leading Cause of Fatal Overdoses: CDC by HealthFinder Posted Tue 03 Jul 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Drug is complex, overprescribed, CDC director says. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUE ... Read on »
Maine’s addiction to painkillers by crossroads Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 2:33pm The amount of substance abuse treatment admissions for prescription pain reliever abuse* rose sharply – from 2.2% to 9.8% – between 1998 and 2008, a federal report recently showed us. And Maine made the very top of the list for having the highest percentage of residents being treated for painkiller addiction. According to t he Substance A ... Read on »
Methadone for pain relief can be permanent by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:35pm 1 Comment I was reading an article entitled “The Methadone Poisoning Epidemic” in The Forensic Examiner magazine (sorry no link, it was paper) and I wanted to share a few points with you. Using information from a National Center for Health Statistics report the author relates that in 2003 methadone-related deaths rose 29%, while drug related deaths as ... Read on »
Methadone Treatment Begins Tomorrow by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Sep 2009 10:06pm Yep. This is going to be a post, on a blog called The Fibromyalgian, about fibromyalgia. What can I say (write)? It's a crazy world. As I think I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm switching meds, most likely tomorrow, from Oxycodone to Methadone. Why tomorrow? Because I have an appointment with my pain management doctor tomorrow. Let's call he ... Read on »
Pain, meds and money by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Dec 2011 8:00am Money behing healthcare by truthout.org A few stories on opioids caught my eye. First, one about methadone, pain and class : Map the deaths and you see the story. Assign a dot to each person who has died in Washington by accidentally overdosing on methadone, a commonly prescribed drug used to treat chronic pain. Since 2003, ... Read on »
A Peek Inside Heroin Maintenance by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 05 Nov 2008 8:08am Robert's story: Long-time addict Robert Vincent says he's living proof that getting free, daily heroin can improve the quality of a drug user's life, possibly steering him closer to recovery. "I wasn't waking up in the middle of the night worrying where I was going to get the money to get my fix," said Mr. Vincent, who speaks with a sligh ... Read on »
Health Headlines - October 30 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Oct 2009 11:01pm Methadone Overdose a Danger for Medicaid Patients Medicaid patients may be at high risk for overdose death caused by the opioid painkiller methadone, according to a study released Thursday. The researchers looked at Washington, where the 2006 rate of opioid painkiller overdoses was significantly higher than in the rest of the country. Betwe ... Read on »
Humana’s End Run to Deny Addiction Coverage by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 4:35am Humana Health Insurance recently revised their guidelines to ultimately reduce the number of scripts for Suboxone that they will cover.  I am in the process of writing the Humana Grievance Department a letter to regain coverage for a patient who was doing very well on the medication.  To provide context, last week I learned of a former pat ... Read on »