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Tamper-proof pain drugs deserve support

Barby Ingle, Special to The Desert Sun 3:04 p.m. PST February 28, 2015

It’s no secret that the abuse of pain medications has led to a growing public health problem across the country. The numbers are alarming, and they are growing.

But also alarming is the number of people who suffer with chronic pain, including many who come to the desert seeking the arid climate for relief.

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Tamper-proof medicine will help in more ways then one

The problems are complex and multi-layered and I always applaud solutions that help to balance pain management with the cost that prescription drug abuse has on society. Promising technological advancements in recent years are proving to be an important part of the battle. Among these are so-called “abuse deterrent formulas” of commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers that are being developed to prevent some of the most deadly forms of pain pill abuse.

Since 2002, I have been battling Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), a progressive neuro-autoimmune condition that affects multiple systems in the body. I know firsthand how difficult the journey for relief can be, particularly the sidelong glances and disbelief from medical professionals. One in three people (116 million) in the United States are affected with a condition that causes pain.

But what if there were medications that can offer pain sufferers relief, while also protecting those who might be prone to abuse them?

There are. These little known, new tamper proof formulas of strong narcotic pain medications provide patients with the same pain relief as conventional opioids, while incorporate breakthrough technology designed to protect against tampering and abuse.

Several states are considering legislation this year to improve and safeguard patient access to these new formulas of painkillers.

Abuse-deterrent formulations have received widespread support as part of a comprehensive effort to combat prescription drug abuse and promote appropriate pain management, including from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, members of Congress, and the National Association of Attorneys General — including California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Abuse of pain medications has led to a growing public health problem in California and nationwide. Each year approximately 4.5 million Americans use prescription pain medications for non-medical purposes, contributing to more than 16,000 deaths annually.

This technology is only part of the solution; but it is a solution nonetheless. Patients that have struggled with addiction or substance abuse in the past, those who live with others who are current or recovering addicts and those who live with teens or young adults who may seek opioids for recreational use can all benefit from ADFs.

Abuse-deterrent formulations have received widespread support as part of a comprehensive effort to combat prescription drug abuse and promote appropriate pain management, including support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, members of Congress and the National Association of Attorneys General.

To date, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved abuse-deterrent labeling for four drugs, with other abuse-deterrent opioids in various stages of development.

For the sake of those with legitimate, life-altering pain and for the safety of those prone to use these medications for non-medical use, I urge our lawmakers to stand up for policies that preserve and improve patient access to this new technology. Failing to do so would be failing to do all we can to protect our residents.

Barby Ingle is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate and chairman of the board for the Power of Pain Foundation.
Thanks Barby Ingle for such a inspiring aricle on the fact that Tamper-proof pain drugs deserve support – The Desert Sun

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February 25, 2013 ·

A question from Iyesia Rimpson:
I just received a reply email from my local senator about the CRPS laws. He asked for me to send him the actual codes for the state of California because he is more than happy to help.
Someone please help me?
Maria Rodriguez Call your local state rep they should be able to help. Shouldn’t the senator know this?
February 25, 2013 at 11:22pm · Like · 1 · Message
Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne Thank you! i will post the email soon. That will explain more about what is needed.
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Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne Thank you for contacting my office regarding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. I appreciate legislative suggestions from constituents–some of the best bills come from engaged citizens who see a problem, and think of a good solution. As I understand it, y…See More
February 25, 2013 at 11:57pm · Like · 3 · Message
Michelle Bloem
Michelle Bloem Do you need the medical codes? If so. I have them
February 26, 2013 at 7:46am · Like · 1 · Message
Erin Radcliffe
Erin Radcliffe I would like to know what codes you have for Ohio Laws Iyesia. I am in Ohio and sure could use some help smile emoticon
February 26, 2013 at 2:18pm · Like · 1 · Message
Cynthia Tambolleo Martelli
Cynthia Tambolleo Martelli Is there generic letter that we all could use to send to our state reps? If so I would love to have a copy to send out.
February 26, 2013 at 3:13pm · Like · 1 · Message
Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne Michelle Bloem yes please inbox any info you may have thank you so much
February 26, 2013 at 3:23pm · Like · Message
Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne @Erin Radcliffe I used a generic form of the letter that was posted a few months ago and it was for Ohio. I will see if I can locate it and I will inbox it to you
February 26, 2013 at 3:24pm · Like · Message
Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne @cynthia Tambolleo Martelli I am looking for the copy of the letter I used I will inbox it once I locate it but I believe it was from one of these fb pages
February 26, 2013 at 3:25pm · Like · Message
Iyesia Osborne
Iyesia Osborne check your inbow inside the other folder i sent a sample letter
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Michelle Bloem
Michelle Bloem Ok give me a few hours
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My name is mary kate and I am 18 years old. I was a level 10 gymnast and had a very bad ankle injury. I had 5 ankle surgeries and none of them worked and I kept getting progressively worse. I was diagnosed with CRPS type 2 a year ago even though the injury was 4 years ago and symptoms started. I have tried nerve blocks, a ton of medications, and Cleveland clinic which I strongly discourage any…

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I am single and in my thirties.  I currently live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex but moved around as a child so I have lived in numerous places between Texas and the midwest.  I developed RSD from after I fractured a bone and experienced full body spreading before my 2 year pain-aversary.  I started a local support group in the DFW area and enjoy helping others understand this disease…

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1991 Pontiac Firebird GTA

The Trans Am GTA – Gran Turismo Americano RPO Y84

Some say, that the name Gran Turismo Americano had to do with Pontiac wanting to connect to the Euro concept which was used to market the brand. I like to think that the GTA stands for Grand Trans Am’s, since the GTA’s were for the most part, the top of the line from the Firebird line.

The GTA was produced from 1987 to 1992 when the 3rd generation “F” bodies came to an end of production. All GTA’s were equipped with Tune Port Fuel Injection, all came with the Gold Mesh wheels reminiscent of the old 1978-79 Trans Am wheels.

Another distinction to the GTA, is that they were never built as a convertible. For the interior, all GTA’s came with articulating bucket seats, the most comfortable sports seats, I have ever sat in, available in either cloth or the optional leather.

From 1987 – 1990 all GTA’s looked virtually the same. In 1991 Pontiac revised the look of the Firebird, so, 1991 and 1992 the final year of the F-body looks different from the rest. For 1991, only 2035 GTA’s were produced for America and 48, for Canada. In 1991 I had owned a very rare GTA, as it was equipped with the high output 305 Tune Port and a 5 speed manual. According to G.M about 160 of those were made. The High Output 305 came with dual cats, and the Hp rating was just 10 shy of the 350. Needless to say, that was a fun car to drive.

To top it off, that car was originally made for a top Pontiac Executive and was auctioned off with less than 1000 miles. To this day, I’m almost certain, that, that particular car got special treatment, as it was able to pull away from Corvettes of the same model year equipped with the 350ci power plant, G.M’s top of the line sports car.

The current GTA in my collection, is equipped with all the performance goodies, including RPO code J65 Front and rear disc brakes. The power plant RPO code L98 5.7 ltr. With RPO N10 dual exhaust rated at 245 hp, just 5 hp shy of the same model year Corvette and 350 ft.lbs.

The Exterior paint is the RPO 45U Medium Green Metallic with an Interior RPO 662 Beechwood (tan) leather. In my opinion, one of the best color combinations for the GTA, as all the emblems match the gold color of the mesh wheels. The contrast of the Green metallic paint with tan leather and gold mesh wheels, makes for the perfect color combination.

As usual, the only thing missing on this car, is T-Tops which I refuse to own, as these are the weakest structurally of the F-bodies. Car was ordered with the optional cd player, although my pictures don’t show it. The previous owner wanted the ability of plugging in MP3’s and did not want to modify the original radio, thus the original radio has been boxed up. The current radio has the cassette option and has been modified for MP3, plug up.


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Been working in so many projects I haven’t taken much time for this site. But I’m starting to catch a hold of things and am scheduling time to do this as well.

Projects currently on going:
Rcdom.org
Share & Make Aware
Classic performance
My InterX therapy (takes 1.5-2 hours a day.)
My new 40 hour a week IT job
My 30-4 hour a week IT job (setting up lifeline systems)
My 2-10 hour a week sales rep job…

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Busy bee

Been working in so many projects I haven’t taken much time for this site. But I’m starting to catch a hold of things and am scheduling time to do this as well.

Projects currently on going:
Rcdom.org
Share & Make Aware
Classic performance
My InterX therapy (takes 1.5-2 hours a day.)
My new 40 hour a week IT job
My 30-4 hour a week IT job (setting up lifeline systems)
My 2-10 hour a week sales rep job (for HP)

So one could argue I’m over doing it. But I LOVE working. I’m never bored this way.

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