Opiate addiction is rare and genetically controlled. 99.5% cannot addict no matter how hard they try

Prescription refills disappearing, moving to CVS health mail order facilities

Prescription refills disappearing, moving to mail order facilities https://www.wandtv.com/news/prescription-refills-disappearing-moving-to-mail-order-facilities/article_61287a4c-0663-11ea-806d-f3e1d04c6bc3.html NOKOMIS, Ill. (WAND) – Independent pharmacists tell WAND News they are seeing patients request prescription drug refills only to find the prescription has been transferred to a mail order facility without their knowledge. David Falk of the Sav-Mor pharmacy in Nokomis and Lauren Young of Dale’s […]

35,000 deaths/yr from antibiotic resistant pathogens – NO CRISIS HERE

CDC: Antibiotic resistance causes 1 death every 15 minutes in US https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/antimicrobials/news/online/%7Bf30ac0ff-2016-47dc-8fd1-0cd729f0a3e8%7D/cdc-antibiotic-resistance-causes-1-death-every-15-minutes-in-us According to newly updated estimates published by the CDC, more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually in the United Sates, resulting in at least 35,000 deaths. That is one infection every 11 seconds and one death every 15 minutes. […]

Is the powers to be treating our healthcare system like a HUGE JENGA GAME

Let’s admit it federally … we are spending ONE TRILLION more than we are taking in… have been doing it for over a decade..  our total national debt is some 22-23 TRILLION DOLLARS and while most states have some sort of law on the books that requires them to have a balanced budget… most use […]

CMS to implement new appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging in 2020

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/starting-january-1-cms-will-implement-new-appropriate-use-criteria-for-advanced There’s a change coming for advanced diagnostic imaging services furnished in a physician’s office, hospital outpatient department or ambulatory surgery center. Starting Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement new appropriate use criteria (AUC) that will require ordering professionals to consult a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) prior […]

They are going to cut the opiate supply at the legal level one way or another

Anyone else see this? Cardinal health no longer shipping opiods into the state of RI in protest over to new state opiod tax. Here is the list meds they will no longer be shipping: https://www.cardinalhealth.com/content/dam/corp/web/documents/spreadsheet/cardinal-health-ri-item-list.pdf All pharmacies have contracts with the PBM’s and within those contracts the pharmacies are pretty much “hog tied”… these contracts […]

November Awareness Fundraiser for You’re Not Alone Foundation Debbie Bolen Wagner’s photo.

Does a practitioner’s ethnicity effect the care they provide to females ?

I have always heard stories about females tend to get poorer quality of care out of doctors whose ethnicity is from foreign countries. We have seemed to have experienced this personally… Barb was having some shortness of breath and I suspected either a pulmonary embolism (PE) or pneumonia.. so she called to get an appt […]

DEA Is About to Demonstrate “How Little They Know About What They Imagine They Can Design”

DEA Is About to Demonstrate “How Little They Know About What They Imagine They Can Design” https://www.cato.org/blog/dea-about-demonstrate-how-little-they-know-about-what-they-imagine-they-can-design Last month the Drug Enforcement Administration, tasked with setting quotas for opioid production in the U.S, announced a proposal to reduce production levels another 10 percent, having already reduced production by 25 percent in 2017 and an additional […]

Addiction now defined as brain disorder…not behavior issue

Addiction now defined as brain disorder…not behavior issue http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44147493/ns/health-addictions/t/addiction-now-defined-brain-disorder-not-behavior-issue/ Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) just released this […]

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