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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.
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news & eventsThe Sickle Cell Treatment Act (Bill S. 2465) Passed the Senate!Senate bill S.2465 (the Sickle...
videos & visuals2017 SiNERGe Webinar July 14 – Chronic Opioid Therapy & Sickle Cell Diseasehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WZNTwPD...
news & eventsRare Disease Week on Capitol HillNow in its 12th year, Rare Disease Week ...
news & eventsLong-term opioids may not be best pain management option for all sickle cell patientsSmall study shows some on opioids report...
news & eventsHospitals See No Link Between US Opioid Crisis and Patients’ Use of Treatment, Study ReportsThe U.S. opioid epidemic is not linked t...
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