100,000 or more deaths annually.. from taking prescribed drugs…but no EPIDEMIC… nothing to see here.. keep on moving…

Death By Prescription By one estimate, taking prescribed medications is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-09-27/the-danger-in-taking-prescribed-medications Americans are taking more medications than ever before. Nearly 60 to 70 percent of us take at least one prescribed drug, depending upon the estimate; for many it amounts to a fistful, potpourri of pills per […]

ACLU sues over illegally restricted access to medically necessary treatment

Colorado is latest state to be sued for restricting access to hepatitis C drugs www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2016/09/22/colorado-sued-for-restricting-hepatitis-c-medicine/ The DEA/CDC/FDA/Surgeon General and others can limit/restrict the medically necessary pain medication for the estimated 116 million chronic pain pts.. and where is the ACLU… AWOL ???  You have Hep C and you die because of liver failure.. because Medicaid […]

Getting a prescription filled is like no other purchase…

We have become a society that is basically addicted to “convenience”. When it comes to getting prescriptions filled – especially controlled medication…  “convenience” can be mistaken as a “RED FLAG” of a pharmacy shopper. Unlike the local Starbucks … where no one is looking over the barista’s shoulder and keeping track on how many – […]

That time of year again

September 30th is generally consider the last day of the “early flu vaccination season”… it takes abt TWO WEEKS for a person’s immune system to “crank up”…  after getting vaccinated.  While flu vaccine is not always PERFECT… this year there is a new quadrivalent vaccine …previously the vaccine was TRIvalent… containing only three different flu strains […]

New and improved medication – NOT SO SAFE ?

Xarelto Claims Continue To Be Filed http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3084263 Xarelto is in a new class of medication (NOAC) novel oral anticoagulants that competes with the old standard Coumadin (Warfarin)… Only Pradaxa now has a “reversal agent” that can take up to 12 hrs to reverse the blood thinning – slower clotting – effect of Pradaxa and some […]

Ken Mc Kim’s newest video on chronic disease issues

When one life is lost… another can be saved…

Opioid crisis helping Tufts Medical Center set new heart transplant record http://www.wgal.com/video/now-this/opioid-crisis-helping-tufts-medical-center-set-new-heart-transplant-record/41801112 Video on web link … people who OD’s on opiates and other medications.. end up donating their heart for transplant  

Could this be a “slight of hand” on the eve of ELECTION DAY on Kratom rescheduling ?

45 Congressmen Ask DEA Not to Ban Kratom Next Week Last week I posted about these 45 Congressmen – of both parties – sending the head of the DEA a  letter  requesting to put off the rescheduling of Kratom. The House of Representatives controls the purse strings of the ENTIRE GOVERNMENT. I suspect that the […]

CVS Health lead the nation in federal citations for patient privacy violations

VA, CVS Cited For Most Patient Privacy Violations http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/patient-privacy-violations-cvs/2016/09/23/id/749893/ The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and CVS Health lead the nation in federal citations for patient privacy violations, according to a new analysis. The review, by the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica found the VA and CVS received the most privacy complaints that resulted in corrective […]

It is a shame that common sense and some level of intelligence isn’t a prerequisite to being an elected official

Legislators addressing opioid epidemic http://citizensvoice.com/news/legislators-addressing-opioid-epidemic-1.2095244 BY ROBERT SWIFT / Published: September 25, 2016 Short Definition of Addiction:    http://www.asam.org/quality-practice/definition-of-addiction Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or […]

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