UTAH State law apparently – NEGATES – the FOURTH AMENDMENT ?

Unwarranted drug database search prompts new Utah law, lawsuits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627152/Unwarranted-drug-database-search-prompts-new-Utah-law-lawsuits.html SALT LAKE CITY — A United Fire Authority assistant chief says an unwarranted police search of the state’s prescription drug database that led to criminal charges against him turned his life upside down. And based largely on what happened to Marlon Jones, state lawmakers earlier […]

Don’t “POP” that cork on the champagne bottle just yet

Cannabis Industry Happy To See DEA’s Leonhart Go, But New AG Lynch Is No Friend http://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2015/04/24/cannabis-industry-happy-to-see-deas-leonhart-go-but-new-ag-lynch-is-no-friend/ The cannabis industry may be thrilled that the Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Michelle Leonhart is stepping down, but with the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General it may not matter. During her confirmation hearings […]

What can happen when pts with mental health/addiction issues are treated like pts with a chronic condition

Here’s What’s Wrong With How U.S. Doctors Respond to Painkiller Misuse http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/heres-whats-wrong-with-how-us-doctors-respond-to-painkiller-misuse Too often, Americans with painful medical conditions who misuse pain pills like Oxycontin are denied further treatment and even prosecuted. There are more effective, enlightened responses—as the U.K. has shown for decades. Maia Szalavitz Apr 22, 2015 (Photo: JENG_NIAMWHAN/Shutterstock) When a patient recently […]

At the VA.. only the best care available… at the lowest price ?

VA clinic substituted mental-health drugs to save money http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/23/va-clinic-substituted-mental-health-drugs-to-save-money/ A Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in West Virginia put patients at risk by substituting prescribed mental-health medications with older drugs to cut costs, according to a federal investigation. The practice, exposed by an agency whistleblower, violated VA policy and created a “substantial and specific […]

Customer alleges she suffered seizures after Walgreens denied her prescription for narcotics they wrongfully sold to someone else

Customer alleges she suffered seizures after Walgreens denied her prescription for narcotics they wrongfully sold to someone else http://louisianarecord.com/news/268166-customer-alleges-she-suffered-seizures-after-walgreens-denied-her-prescription-for-narcotics-they-wrongfully-sold-to-someone-else GRETNA – A Walgreens pharmacy is being sued by a woman who claims she suffered seizures after being denied a refill of her narcotic medication after someone else purchased it from the pharmacy without her permission […]

Controlled Substances Standards Committee to address problems

Prescription drug denials gaining traction with state leaders Controlled Substances Standards Committee to address problems http://www.wesh.com/health/prescription-drug-denials-gaining-traction-with-state-leaders/32516338?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=WESH%202%20News%20-%20wesh2news&Content%20Type=Story&linkId=13712685 VIDEO on website The committee, which is comprised of four Florida Board of Pharmacy members, will work on this issue over the summer and look at changes that can be made without legislation. Their meetings are said to be […]

OTC’s and non-opiates more harmful to pts than opiates !

Opioids may not be the most harmful pain drugs after all… http://theconversation.com/opioids-may-not-be-the-most-harmful-pain-drugs-after-all-33010 We have seen plenty of media reporting of the harm done by “overprescribing” of opioid drugs for chronic pain (I use the quotation marks because I challenge anyone to identify what the “right” level of opioid prescribing is) but perhaps this hype is misleading. […]

While pts continue to suffer… bureaucrats meet to have “talks” abt this complex issue

DEA, State Attorney’s staff meet to discuss prescription drug problem in Florida http://www.wesh.com/news/dea-state-attorney-pam-bondi-meet-to-discuss-prescription-drug-problem/32491338 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Staff members from Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office and Drug Enforcement Administration officials had a closed-door meeting Tuesday to discuss the prescription drug issues plaguing Florida. Hidden camera video shows patients denied medication Real patients in real pain are being […]

For 100 years they have been trying to legislate good behavior

Synthetic Pot Sends Scores to New York Hospitals Officials say 160 people have been hospitalized in nine days http://www.wsj.com/articles/synthetic-pot-sends-scores-to-new-york-hospitals-1429423829 NEW YORK—Synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in New York state in a little over a week, a spike that prompted authorities to warn Friday that the drug is dangerous and illegal. Over 120 […]

pharmacy technician was shot during an attempted robbery Monday afternoon

Pharmacy tech shot by robbery suspect http://wavy.com/2015/04/20/person-shot-at-va-beach-pharmacy/ VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police say a pharmacy technician was shot during an attempted robbery Monday afternoon. Police dispatchers received a 911 call around 2:25 p.m. for a report of a gunshot victim at 840 South Military Highway, which is a Rite Aid Pharmacy. Virginia […]

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