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Montana’s ‘Pain Refugees’ Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids With rising awareness of opioid abuse, some pain patients say doctors are less likely to prescribe them. One Montana sufferer goes to great lengths to… khn.org/news/montanas-pain-refugees-leave-state-to-get-prescribed-opioids/?utm_content=bufferb64bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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For Immediate Release
May 26, 2016

FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

Expanded use and availability of medication-assisted treatment is a top priority of federal effort to combat opioid epidemic

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One of the most underestimated healthcare problems in the world! #chronicpain

One of the most underestimated healthcare problems in the world! #chronicpain

New analysis recommends responsible prescription of opioids to pain patients www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160713102505…

Congress Is Voting on an Inadequate Opioid Bill

Congress is about to pass a bill meant to deal with the nation’s opioid epidemic. It contains some good ideas. It will also be far less effective at saving lives than it should be.

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the measure, approved by the House on Friday by an overwhelming 407-to-5 majority. It would authorize addiction treatment and prevention programs to stem what has become a scourge and a disgrace — more than 28,600 overdose deaths in 2014. But it contains not a penny to support those initiatives.

Pharma dollars went overwhelmingly to lawmakers opposing Medicare Part B overhaul
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House members more interested in 2 million addicts than 106 million chronic pain patients?
www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article8…

House passes opioid package, which now heads to Senate A compromise bill to fight prescription opioid and heroin abuse clears the House of Representatives after Democrats drop calls to add $920 million for additional… www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article88535867.html

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