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MORE TEETH REQUIRED FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA IN THE EFFORT TO CONTROL THE METHADONE/OPIATE PRESCRIPTION EPIDEMIC AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH

Posted on: August 30th, 2015 by
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MORE TEETH REQUIRED FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA IN THE EFFORT TO CONTROL THE METHADONE/OPIATE PRESCRIPTION EPIDEMIC AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH July 1, 2015/ Dr. Nayvin Gordon     Imagine a Boeing 737 crashing, killing all on board, every day for eight months. The number of dead would equal the yearly death rate in the U.S. from prescription opiate use. The Center for Disease Control has documented Continue reading the story "MORE TEETH REQUIRED FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA IN THE EFFORT TO CONTROL THE METHADONE/OPIATE PRESCRIPTION EPIDEMIC AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH"

CUFFED? Please help make this important film about addiction possible……

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2049207119/cuffed CUFFED? THIS FILM SHOULD BE MADE SO… 1. Addiction may be better understood, and not stigmatized. 2. Awareness will be increased toward this growing issue in America. Change will not happen until there is education on the subject. 3. A variety of alternative recovery options will be presented to the public in order to empower them to take control of their own path toward Continue reading the story "CUFFED? Please help make this important film about addiction possible……"

Stop Methadone Deaths Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2014!

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by
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We are excited to announce we have made some great strides in 2013. Per our request, NIDA removed some outdated information concerning methadone from their website.  The methadone research web guide was removed and you are now referred to SAMHSA's Tip 43. In addition, the Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment are being updated and should be released in the Spring. Thanks Continue reading the story "Stop Methadone Deaths Wishing You a Happy New Year in 2014!"

­­Methadone: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by
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­­Methadone

Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Even though methadone accounts for only 2% of all prescribed opioids, it has attributed to 30% of all opioid related deaths.

 

  Methadone is an opioid used to treat pain and to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids. In 2009 there were 5000 methadone related deaths nationwide.

 

Who Oversees Methadone Maintenance?

IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT?

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by
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IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT? October 31,2013/ By: Dr. Nayvin Gordon Commentary on the front page article of the New York Times, Monday October 28, 2013: "F.D.A. Shift On Painkillers Was Years in the Making"   What was this shift? The F.D.A. issued new recommendations reducing to 90 days from 180 days as the length of times a patient could refill the narcotic Vicodin without a Continue reading the story "IF THIS IS A VICTORY WHAT IS A DEFEAT?"

Three More Deaths That Methadone Clinics in Georgia Did Not Report and Other Violations

Posted on: June 22nd, 2013 by
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  Three More Deaths That Methadone Clinics in Georgia Did Not Report and Other Violations........... How many other deaths have not been reported? We know we had at least 174 methadone related deaths in Georgia in 2011. Where did the methadone come from that caused these deaths? What were the penalties for these violations? See attached inspection reports: GPA 12_2012 Inspection GTA ATHENS Inspection 3_2013 North Fulton Continue reading the story "Three More Deaths That Methadone Clinics in Georgia Did Not Report and Other Violations"

Methadone “tablets” Used in Methadone Clinics- Is Methadone Prescribed for Pain Really the Cause of All These Deaths?

Posted on: June 4th, 2013 by
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Methadone

Methadone "tablets" Used in Methadone Clinics

 I felt like this was an important subject to write on because most methadone deaths are blamed on methadone prescribed for pain. Many in the general public believe that methadone that comes from a clinic to treat addiction is always liquid and this is not true. Methadone Continue reading the story "Methadone “tablets” Used in Methadone Clinics- Is Methadone Prescribed for Pain Really the Cause of All These Deaths?"

Draft of Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment- Please Comment!

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by
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ATTENTION

We need everyone to read and comment on the New Proposed Guidelines for Opioid Treatment  by July 16, 2013. Click Here to read the Draft of Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment April 2013. May 17, 2013
Dear Colleague:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking public comments  on the revised 2007 Continue reading the story "Draft of Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment- Please Comment!"

METHADONE

Posted on: May 11th, 2013 by
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METHADONE M- Most deaths occur within the first two weeks. E- Even a dose that is theraputic for one may be lethal for another T- Treatment for addiction with Methadone is usually for life H- Heart problems are associated with Methadone A- Addicting and Abused D- Continue reading the story "METHADONE"

A Call For Voices

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by
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A Call For Voices

  *This is a call for voices. If you are a loved one of someone currently using methadone, or a loved one of someone who has passed away because of methadone use I would love to hear from you. I am a documentary filmmaker working one a film that will expose the realities of methadone and the effects it has on our Continue reading the story "A Call For Voices"