Can You Be Held Liable for Prescribing Opioids in Good Faith?

Can You Be Held Liable for Prescribing Opioids in Good Faith? https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/97904 The Supreme Court is considering this question in Ruan v. United States Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will impact how doctors can treat patients where opioids are involved. The threshold question in Ruan v. United […]

FDA authorizes 2nd booster shot for Americans over 50

FDA authorizes 2nd booster shot for Americans over 50 https://abc7.com/covid-booster-2nd-for-seniors-fda/11689371/ WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or […]

why don’t law firms “take on” the DEA ?

It is pretty simple answer…  Law firms … like all other businesses is a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS. Just look at all the “ambulance chasing “ personal injury law firms that advertise on TV…   Most claim… you don’t pay … unless YOU WIN… They don’t take every case that someone comes to them with…. they weigh […]

Cannabis Linked to Less Opioid Use in Back Pain, Osteoarthritis

Cannabis Linked to Less Opioid Use in Back Pain, Osteoarthritis Usage fell by almost 40% in 6 months, although it’s not clear if medical pot was the reason https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/aaos/97887 Medical cannabis can greatly reduce or eliminate the need for opioid painkillers in patients with chronic back pain and osteoarthritis, a pair of studies found. The […]

This is what no pain management looks like in the state of Washington

This is what no pain management looks like in the state of Washington call their bluff with a letter from attorney ?   I am hearing from more and more pain pts whose pain is under managed or not managed at all.  Because many large healthcare corporations have adopted a “no opiate pain management policy” […]

“CVS Ousts Executives After Probe”

“CVS Ousts Executives After Probe” http://pharmacistactivist.com/2022/March_2022.shtml As if CVS pharmacists and pharmacy technicians did not already experience enough anxiety, panic attacks, and other mental health challenges from the management-imposed metrics and policies that result in understaffed, stressful, and error-prone workplaces, the occurrence and mishandling of sexual harassment complaints has now become public. The title for […]

CDC proposed opiate dosing guidelines 2022: WILD WILD WEST 2.0

A couple of things that remain the same when comparing the 2016 guidelines and the 2022 proposed guidelines…  neither carries the weight of a law and the CDC has no legal authority to challenge any entity that refuses to honor any specific carve outs in treating chronic pain pts.  They also reference the MME system… […]

House Members Divided on Response to Opioid Crisis

House Members Divided on Response to Opioid Crisis Republicans stress border issues, Democrats talk treatment $$ https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/opioids/79782 WASHINGTON — A House Oversight Committee hearing on the opioid crisis revealed a partisan split over its main drivers and how best to address them. A Republican member identified drug supply and border security as the main problem. […]

Pfizer Recalls BP Drugs Because of Potential Carcinogen

Pfizer Recalls BP Drugs Because of Potential Carcinogen https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/970748 Pfizer is voluntarily recalling some antihypertensive medications because of unacceptable levels of a potential carcinogen, the company announced.  The affected products are quinapril HCI/hydrochlorothiazide (Accuretic) tablets that Pfizer distributes, and two authorized generics, quinapril plus hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril HCI/hydrochlorothiazide, distributed by Greenstone. The drugs have been withdrawn because of the […]

How many COVID-19 boosters are they going to recommend ?

While I am normally PRO-VACCINATIONS – when it came to the COVID-19 vaccinations, I waited until we could get the J&J/Jansen vaccine.  I felt that the mRNA process that was used to produce the Moderna & Pfizer vaccine, was too new and too unproven.  As a pharmacists I can recall all too many new meds […]

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