My response from Dr. Katzman

Tue, Jun 9, 2015 3:22 pm From:  JKatzman@salud.unm.edu To:  painkills2@aol.com Re: An alternative to suicide? Dear Ms Stahl, I am sorry to hear of your chronic pain condition. My recommendation for you at this time is to see a primary care provider as soon as you are able. If you are feeling suicidal, you need…Read more My response from Dr. Katzman

To Dr. Joanna Katzman, University of New Mexico

Mon, Jun 8, 2015 2:31 am From:  painkills2@aol To:  jkatzman@salud.unm.edu Re:  An alternative to suicide? Dear Dr. Katzman: I have suffered from intractable pain for 30 years. I moved from Texas to New Mexico for the Medical Cannabis Program, but after a year as a member, I could no longer afford the program. Because my…Read more To Dr. Joanna Katzman, University of New Mexico

Progress?

What would progress in the opioid war look like? For the government, progress is a decrease in the supply of opioids, along with the number of doctors prescribing (treating pain). And of course it means a decrease in the number of drug overdoses and deaths. In this Bloomberg article, New Mexico is highlighted as a state that’s making…Read more Progress?

Addiction clinics masquerading as pain clinics

There’s a “pain clinic” at the University of New Mexico run by Dr. Joanna Katzman, which I’ve written about before: https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/unm-pain-center-is-not-for-pain-patients/ Dr. Katzman never confirmed to me that this clinic doesn’t prescribe pain medications, but just as I surmised, it’s true: Posted at nationalpainreport.com: (3/15/2016) CDC Opioid Guidelines Released Under comments: Teresa Crisman March 16, 2016…Read more Addiction clinics masquerading as pain clinics

According to the psychiatric industry, I’m a drug addict

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Psychiatry/Addictions/53999 10/8/2015, Opioid Epidemic Is Driven by Prescribers Jeannie Sperry, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. who specializes in chronic pain care, offered ideas for alternative types of strategies that physicians and patients could learn. “We need to teach [patients] mindfulness-based practices such as meditation, yoga, and tai chi. We…Read more According to the psychiatric industry, I’m a drug addict

UNM Project ECHO bites the dust

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=11648 Just six weeks after New Mexico announced that the overdose death rate had unexpectedly climbed, the state received a federal grant to target opioid overdoses with big data, better monitoring and more education. The New Mexico Department of Health said it received an $850,000-a-year grant for the next four years to enhance prescription drug overdose…Read more UNM Project ECHO bites the dust

Casper The Ghost #2

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/casper-the-ghost/ Note:  As of today’s date, no replies to these emails (above and below) have been received. Wed, Jul 15, 2015 8:16 am From: painkills2@aol.com To: Dr. Steven Jenison (stevenjenison@windstream.net) Re: An alternative to suicide? Dear Dr. Jenison: I was happy to hear of your reinstatement to the Medical Advisory Board for the Medical Cannabis…Read more Casper The Ghost #2

Casper the Ghost

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 7:04 am From: painkills2@aol.com To: JKatzman@salud.unm.edu Re: Casper the Ghost Dr. Katzman: You know, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being ignored. It’s a little like being invisible. Or maybe it’s like screaming in the middle of a forest — no one’s listening, and anyway, no one can hear you.…Read more Casper the Ghost

UNM Pain Center is not for pain patients

Is 10 days enough time to wait for a response from Dr. Katzman?  Looks like the UNM Pain Center really does have something to hide.  And if you’re a pain patient in New Mexico, I would avoid that place. https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/a-proposal-for-dr-katzman-and-unm-pain-center/ https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/has-university-of-nm-found-the-holy-grail-of-stopping-opiate-abuse/ https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/national-rx-drug-abuse-summit-2015-2/

Has University Of NM Found The “Holy Grail” Of Stopping Opiate Abuse ?

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=8855 http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2015/01/2015-01-26-nm-opioid-use-down HSC pain center lowers state opioid abuse With the help of a Health Sciences Center research group, New Mexico’s accidental opioid overdose deaths and addictions are down for the first time in years… Funny, overdoses in New Mexico are usually either “accidental” or “unintentional,” and no one wants to publicly connect drug overdoses with the…Read more Has University Of NM Found The “Holy Grail” Of Stopping Opiate Abuse ?

The Epidemic of Chronic Pain

October 2013 THE EPIDEMIC OF CHRONIC PAIN UNM Health Sciences Center Joanna G. Katzman, MD, MSPH Associate Professor, UNM School of Medicine University of New Mexico Director UNM Pain Center and Project ECHO Pain Program Problem——————————-Number Affected, Costs Chronic Pain————————–100 million, $635 billion Diabetes——————————-17.5 million, $174 billion Cancer———————————11.7 million, $264 billion Heart disease, stroke, congestive…Read more The Epidemic of Chronic Pain

New Mexico State Health Improvement Plan (May 2014)

http://nmhealth.org/publication/view/plan/411/ New Mexico Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose Prevention and Pain Management council issue annual recommendations to the office of the governor and state legislature on policy and program responses to the epidemic of prescription drug overdose. Dr. Michael Landen, NM Department of Health Dr. Steve Jenkusky, NM Medical Board Dr. Nancy Darbro, NM Board of Nursing…Read more New Mexico State Health Improvement Plan (May 2014)