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 Post subject: Mobile Site? POLL
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:11 pm 
Gosh, what a day... I changed a tiny bit of code on the mobile site, and the mobile site went down-- and worse, when people tried to access it, that messed up their ability to get the desktop site.

So I have the mobile site turned off right now. I'm trying to decide-- does everyone use the mobile site? Please answer the poll to give me a sense of how important that site is.

It ...

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 Post subject: Site Work
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:00 am 
I will be working on the backbone of the forum this weekend-- started about an hour ago, and will be doing a couple more things tomorrow. There has been a drop in performance the past couple months, related in part to the size of the database after ten years.... and also because the site isn't being directed through a cloud service that was supposed to be speeding things up. When the internet settings are changed ...

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 Post subject: Tramadol
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:44 pm 
Docs tend to think of Tramadol as less of a problem than other opioids. Today the Wall Street Journal carried a very interesting story of how Tramadol has become a huge problem for the rest of the world. You can find it here-- check it out:

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 Post subject: We're Back!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:09 pm 
Goodness... it always surprises when things suddenly fail and bring the site down. Crashes are rarely caused by something that I did, or someone else did--- but instead they just happen without any explanation. Today, at least according to the company where I have a VPS hosting account, the DNS settings-- the set of numbers that direct traffic to every site on the internet--- started directing traffic to the wrong place. I haven't touched the ...

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 Post subject: Congress Raised the Cap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:23 pm 
Congress submitted a Bill to Obama that 'might' allow nurse practitioners to prescribe buprenorphine, and 'might' raise the cap. I won't repeat everything-- but see my post:

And then someone tell me what the heck the Bill says!!

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 Post subject: Brand Battles
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:51 pm 
Noticed this story:

Funny how the film was promoted as a huge advantage of pills because of reduced diversion potential, and now we've come full circle...

I'm waiting to see if the fear of diversion results in adoption of Probuphine, at a cost of 5 grand per dose. Probuphine is an implant that lasts 6 months-- a length of action that will appeal to patients, but will turn off prescribers. Indivior, the manufacturer of ...

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 Post subject: Prince
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:57 pm 
Just posted about the buprenorphine connection to Prince-- what a shame! If you haven't read it yet, check out my blog

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 Post subject: Forum Milestones
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:49 pm 
HEY!! Just noticed at the bottom page that we are at 9996 total posts for this forum--- and I suppose this one will be the 9997th!! Thanks everyone for your participation. I'd like to say that the 10000th post will get a new car... but there is just no fricking way THAT is going to happen!!

But you can always feel proud, just for being a part of the forum!

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 Post subject: Article about addiction
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:09 pm 
I encourage people to check out this article negative towards buprenorphine and positive towards Vivitrol as a 'cure' for addiction:

Consider leaving your opinion in the comment section, and if you do, put a link back to the forum. Many of the comments suggest that we need to get to the 'problems' behind a person's addiction; my point there is that ANYONE can get addicted to opioids, including 'normal' people.

Lot's of ignorance out ...

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 Post subject: Addiction Recovery Act of 2015
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:22 am 
Better late-- very, very late-- than never:

Here is the latest news concerning the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act of 2015 (aka Heroin Crisis Act): It has easily passed Committee and is headed to the Senate floor next week. If approved, the bill is scheduled to go into effect this year.

Here are some new highlights:

• The proposed funding was originally $80 million. It may go to $1.2 billion with a proposal of $600 ...

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