CHRONIC PAIN

CHRONIC PAIN

In Hard-hit Philadelphia – the University of Pennsylvania, ER Doctors, and Community Members Collaborate to Recruit High-Risk Opioid Users into Failed, Harmful “Treatment” Scams ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone

In Hard-hit Philadelphia the University of Pennsylvania, ER Doctors, and Recovery Coaches Collaborate to Send High-Risk Opioid Users into Failed, Harmful “Treatment” Scams by Clark Miller April 8, 2020 In Philadelphia hard hit by the opioid crisis, some great news, riveting news for consumers of... Read More

Vaping Was Called Safer Than Smoking. What Happened? ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, VAPING

Vaping Was Called Safer Than Smoking What Happened? by Clark Miller January 22, 2020 The predictable happened: Opioids were called safe and effective for all pain by America’s top medical and public health authorities and institutions. What happened? The predictable happened: In a collusion of... Read More

Scapegoating Big Pharma: Necessary Distraction from Medical-Media Collusion Driving the Lethal Opioid Epidemic ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone, SUBSTANCE USE, Uncategorized

Scapegoating Big Pharma: Necessary Distraction from Medical-Media Collusion Driving the Lethal Opioid Epidemic by Clark Miller January 1, 2020 Not a single opioid pill provided to living or dead Americans came to them from the Sackler family or from Purdue Pharmaceuticals. Nor from any employee... Read More

The Medium is the Message: Medical Visits and Advice for Substance Use, Common Chronic Pain, and Depression Cause Harm, Drive Lethal Epidemics ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, SUBSTANCE USE, Uncategorized

The Medium is the Message: Medical Visits and Advice for Substance Use, Common Chronic Pain, and Depression Cause Harm And Drive Lethal Epidemics by Clark Miller August 7, 2019 The massive, expensive entitlement systems and criminal scams – “addiction medicine”, “rehab”, “addiction treatment” – that... Read More

Fact Check No-Brainer: The Lethal False Advertising Fueling America’s Substance Use Epidemics ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE

Fact Check No-Brainer: The Lethal False Advertising Fueling America’s Substance Use Epidemics by Clark Miller July 17, 2019      Protecting the brand of addiction as a medical condition and its payoffs required that the story change from a genetic cause – never supported by... Read More

More Harm by Medical Harm Reduction: Fetal Nicotine Effects ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, Suboxone

More Harm by Medical Harm Reduction: Fetal Nicotine Effects by Clark Miller June 12, 2019 Late in 2017 the nation’s top medical journal – Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA – featured endorsement of an “innovative” plan by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Game Over for Bad Medicine ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, CULTURE, DISEASE MODEL, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, HEALTHCARE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone, VAPING

Game Over for Bad Medicine by Clark Miller March 7, 2019 Predictably, biomedical interventions for non-medical problems deliver at best no benefit, more likely harm.  Just as psychotherapy for malignant tumors would. Or, equally absurd and criminal, as addictive chemicals for common (psychogenic) chronic pain... Read More

Medical Treatments for Non-medical Conditions Cause Harm – Part 1 ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, SUBSTANCE USE, UPCOMING POSTS

Medical Treatments for Non-medical Conditions Cause Harm – Part 1 by Clark Miller February 27, 2019 As with the predictable and avoidable costs, including lethal epidemic, of the opioid crisis generated by inappropriately prescribed opioid pain medications for an entirely non-medical condition – similarly the... Read More

Clear Map of a Dark Wasteland: Bad Medicine, Lethal Crossroads and Dead Ends in America’s Opioid Crisis ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HARM REDUCTION, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone

Clear Map of a Dark Wasteland Bad Medicine, Lethal Crossroads and Dead Ends in America’s Opioid Crisis by Clark Miller January 16 , 2019 The numbers, as they say, are staggering. Opioid-related and other drug overdose deaths increasing steadily, now sharply, over decades, 70,000 last... Read More