July 2018

July 2018

The False Promise of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for the Opioid Crisis ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), using man-made opioids like Suboxone prescribed in medical settings to manage withdrawal sickness and risks of street drug use, is widely promoted and accepted as The Fix for the opioid crisis, but the research evidence is at best mixed and unclear, recent…

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Doxa Deconstructed: Another Medical Fix Not Supported by Evidence – Suboxone for the Opioid Crisis ADDICTION TREATMENT, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, SCIENCE, UPCOMING POSTS

Healthcare industries responsible for the opioid crisis have rushed to claim effectiveness for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Suboxone, a medical fix for a lethal epidemic caused by the unsupportable medicalization of a non-medical problem,  popular media tagging along without critical examination of claims and evidence…

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In a California county hard-hit by opioid abuse, reduced death rate points to OD reversal drug naloxone, not opioid substitute Suboxone ADDICTION TREATMENT, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

In a California county hard-hit by opioid abuse, reduced death rate points to OD reversal drug naloxone, not opioid substitute Suboxone by Clark Miller July 27, 2018 As described here, healthcare industries responsible for the opioid crisis have rushed to claim effectiveness for Medication-Assisted Treatment... Read More

Censored: Managed Healthcare Bans an Approved Opioid Conference Presentation in Reaction to Exposure of Misuse of Public Healthcare Funds DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, MEDIA, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, Uncategorized, UPCOMING POSTS

In rural Oregon hard-hit by the opioid crisis, the managed care insurance industry using public healthcare funds to control clinical healthcare practices rejects evidence-based practice and clinical expertise, supports with public funds invalidated practices with no predicted benefit including coerced religious programming, and banned an…

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