EQUITY or INEQUITY: seems to depend on which disabled group that you are part of

Patients with opioid use disorder could see some of the biggest benefits of new CMS changes. The new rules would no longer require patients seeking opioid addiction treatment to appear on video. By allowing audio-only telehealth visits, patients would not feel the pressure to secure a space solely for telehealth services. Part of assessing OUD […]

DEA looking for comments on their proposed opiate production quotas

When/if you download the 20 page proposed regulations… pay particular attention to PAGE 4 of that *.PDF… it explains the “statistical parameters” that the DEA used to come up with the “ESTIMATED DIVERSION ” of particular controlled substances.  First of all the database was on only 24% of the population – from only 17 different […]

QOL EQUITY: Homeostasis of the human body/biological systems

Is the chronic pain community intentionally being left out of the current discussion on EQUITY ?  When each of us is born, NONE OF US ARE BIOLOGICALLY PERFECT. A lot of the practice of medicine focuses on using various therapies to help restore a person’s health/QOL that has deteriorated for numerous reasons.  Take places like […]

Proposed Adjustments to the Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-688A] Proposed Adjustments to the Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances and Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2021 AGENCY: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice with request for comments. SUMMARY: The Drug […]

Why do ATTORNEYS seem to like to practice medicine without a license ? Is it just a POWER TRIP ?

Now we have various state AG’s ( Attorneys) determining what medications licensed physicians can prescribe in treating COVID-19 infected people. Prescribing a FDA approved meds “off label” has been going on for as long as I can remember and I have been a licensed Pharmacists for 51 YEARS. And for all those years.. no one […]

WALGREEN: children mistakenly given COVID-19 vaccinations are showing signs of heart issues

Walgreens says vaccine mix-ups are rare after Indiana family claims kids received COVID, not flu shots https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/walgreens-vaccine-mixups-rare-covid-flu Walgreens says vaccine mix-ups are rare after an Indiana family claimed that their children were given coronavirus shots rather than flu shots. The family told WFIE in an exclusive interview that their two children, who are 4 and […]

Pharmacist: didn’t know what med was for… refused to fill Rx and confiscated Rx and destroyed it

This is a email that I got this week… I have put it in the order received and my answer to her. It would appear that CVS has put a “do not fill” lock on invermectin in their pharmacy computer system.  There is a lot of “political theater” around the use of ivermectin in treating […]

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Bureaucratic agenda: preventing some deaths are more important than preventing other deaths ?

Recently I made this post  Could better chronic pain management – prevent thousands of OD’s (suicides) EACH YEAR ?     It is well known – or should be – that under/untreated pain can cause complications to a pt’s comorbidity issues resulting in premature deaths and/or suicides.  But I am not aware of any statistics that […]

ACO is coming to Baptist Healthcare in KY – regular Medicare being covertly replaced ?

For those of you who forgot about what a ACO is… think back to Obamacare… that is what expected for various healthcare group would do… they would create something like a “sub-insurance company”… where the healthcare providers would banned together and create ACO who would agree to treat a certain group of pts for a […]

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