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George H. Carter appears to have won his fight to ensure that people like himself who suffer from sickle cell disease can get the high dosages of opioids needed to control the excruciating pain.
On June 15, Gov. Ralph S. Northam approved a regulation to make a change that Mr. Carter pushed as administrator and chief lobbyist for the nonprofit Sickle Cell – Virginia, the umbrella state-wide organization with chapters in Richmond and other localities.
The regulation change will allow physicians to provide those with the niche genetic blood disease with far higher levels of opioids without being forced to justify the treatment as is now required when such potentially addictive drugs are prescribed to those in pain.
education & researchAssessing the safety and efficacy of converting adults with sickle cell disease from full agonist opioids to bupreno...Background: The management of pain in ad...
videos & visualsSickle Cell Patients are Innocent Victims of the Opioid Epidemic: Samir K. Ballas, MDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhY_gJo...
education & researchOpioid utilization by pregnant women with sickle cell disease and the risk of neonatal abstinence syndromeBACKGROUND:Pregnant women with sickle ce...
news & eventsHenrico twins with sickle cell disease take on WashingtonTwin boys from the Richmond area are t...
news & eventsAPS Scientific Meeting 2019The American Pain Society will hold its ...
videos & visuals2017 SiNERGe Webinar July 14 – Chronic Opioid Therapy & Sickle Cell Diseasehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WZNTwPD...
news & eventsLong-term opioids may not be best pain management option for all sickle cell patientsSmall study shows some on opioids report...
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