Opioid Epidemic Chat with Dr. Hooten

Thu, Sep 22, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

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On September 22, Dr. W. Michael Hooten, an anesthesiologist and pain management expert at Mayo Clinic, hosted a live discussions about opioids. Public health experts call the Opioid Epidemic a serious public health issue. Learn more about:

  • What are opioids and what do they do
  • What are the concerns for use and misuse
  • How do people become addicted
  • What help is available to manage chronic pain

Additional opioid information from Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription drugs - the changing face of addiction

Mayo Clinic Minute: Facts on fentanyl

Mayo Clinic Minute: Avoid opioids for chronic pain

Mayo Clinic Minute: 2 reasons not to share pain pills

Mayo Clinic Minute: When are opioids OK to take?

Mayo Clinic Minute: What opioids do to your gut

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to stop popping painkillers

 

 

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@danasparks

What about genetic testing to find out what kind of pain meds will work. After surgery, my daughter was given Tramadol, only to find out she has liver enzyme complications…the Tramadol backed up, didn’t process and created horrible side effects.

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Thank you, Colleen!
Sorry I missed the beginning of the conversation. I look forward to the video archive. -Dana

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@danasparks

What about genetic testing to find out what kind of pain meds will work. After surgery, my daughter was given Tramadol, only to find out she has liver enzyme complications…the Tramadol backed up, didn’t process and created horrible side effects.

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Archive is available now Dana.

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Just ran across the video on YouTube. It’s at

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Just wondering @missyb57 how Obamacare changed Medicaid so that it messed up your government-paid health care. Could you expand on your theme?

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Well mr predictable mentor i find it amazing that you were the only one with a snarky reply So i assume that you have decided that i am one of societies useless people since i have to avail of the Medicaid system. You dont know me or my life. If you are a mentor for this group ill be leaving.

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@missyb57

Well mr predictable mentor i find it amazing that you were the only one with a snarky reply So i assume that you have decided that i am one of societies useless people since i have to avail of the Medicaid system. You dont know me or my life. If you are a mentor for this group ill be leaving.

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Hi Missy, I’m sorry that @predictable‘s comment offended. However, I believe he was genuinely asking how things have changed for you. What government-paid access did you once have that you no longer have access to? For example, I believe you said you don’t have access to many of the rehab strategies mentioned in yesterday’s talk. Do you have access to any? Help us understand your situation.

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@danasparks

What about genetic testing to find out what kind of pain meds will work. After surgery, my daughter was given Tramadol, only to find out she has liver enzyme complications…the Tramadol backed up, didn’t process and created horrible side effects.

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Thank you! I embedded it in the original News Network post. ☺ -Dana

Opioid crisis: Video with Mayo experts available for media

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