Is Pot Really Safe? Tales From the ER. An Interview with Dr. Roneet Lev

Is Pot Really Safe? Tales From the ER. An Interview with Dr. Roneet Lev https://www.acsh.org/news/2022/05/26/pot-really-safe-tales-er-interview-dr-roneet-lev-16315 Marijuana is being decriminalized across the US. Most are celebrating, but there is a real (and sometimes serious) public health threat that tags along. Most of you will be unaware of what you’re about to read. Dr. Roneet Lev, the […]

Is how the DEA enforces the CSA… in violation of this federal law ?

Currently there is a case before SCOTUS Ruan v. United States that is trying to resolve this Issue: Whether a physician alleged to have prescribed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice may be convicted of unlawful distribution under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) without regard to whether, in good faith, he “reasonably believed” […]

Medicine & Law Cannot Get Along

Medicine & Law Cannot Get Along https://www.daily-remedy.com/medicine-law-cannot-get-along/ We see a growing discrepancy between what most Americans understand healthcare to be, and what forms the philosophical basis of the Constitution. It leads to riots on the streets and vitriolic policy debates, particularly for polarizing healthcare issues. The problem is neither side is entirely wrong. Regardless of […]

Your pharmacist might be permanently out to lunch

Your pharmacist might be permanently out to lunch https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/3499767-your-pharmacist-might-be-permanently-out-to-lunch/ CVS and Walgreens are limiting the amount of baby formula you can buy — a grim reminder of what shortages mean, and how dependent we have become on retail chains, especially when it comes to vital supplies, including drugs.  Maybe you have noticed that it is […]

Judiciary Committee Leaders Press Justice Department for Overdue Answers on DEA Foreign Operations

Judiciary Committee Leaders Press Justice Department for Overdue Answers on DEA Foreign Operations https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/judiciary-committee-leaders-press-justice-department-for-overdue-answers-on-dea-foreign-operations WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), respectively ranking member and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are seeking additional information about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) oversight of its foreign operations, including the closure of a special […]

Covid-19 deaths DOWN 1.2% HEADLINE: HOSP admissions increased 24% this week

COVID-19 admissions increased 24% this week: 9 CDC findings https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/covid-19-admissions-increased-24-this-week-9-cdc-findings.html The nation is now reporting more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases daily as hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 20. Nine findings: Cases 1. As of May 18, the nation’s seven-day case average was 101,130, an […]

When a pain management practitioner – really could care less about really trying to manage a pt’s pain

I had a interesting conversation with a chronic pain pt yesterday. This pt shared with me a 18 minute recording of a office visit with a mid-level practitioner. This is suppose to be a pain practice and this pt has a torturous level of pain in each shoulder from two separate accidents.  The pain is […]

Roe vs wade: how could it help/hurt the chronic pain community

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-is-roe-v-wade-leaked-supreme-court-draft-opinion The 1973 landmark decision made abortion legal for women during their first trimester of pregnancy Option 1: There has been a leak concerning that the SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe vs Wage.. If this comes to pass then an abortion falls back to the states rules/laws. Senator Manchin recently stated that there are […]

IV Tylenol Flops In Yet Another Pain Trial—To No One’s Surprise

IV Tylenol Flops In Yet Another Pain Trial—To No One’s Surprise https://www.acsh.org/news/2022/05/20/iv-tylenol-flops-yet-another-pain-trial%E2%80%94-no-ones-surprise-16319 For reasons I cannot fathom, we are treated to yet another clinical trial about IV Tylenol and whether it can decrease the amount of morphine needed by pain patients in the ER. Here’s your hint: No. Image: Wikimedia Commons Since I am nothing […]

Feds Ask for Covid-19 “Misinformation” — Indiana Attorney General Sends Them CDC Remarks

Feds Ask for Covid-19 “Misinformation” — Indiana Attorney General Sends Them CDC Remarks https://thenewamerican.com/feds-ask-for-covid-19-misinformation-indiana-attorney-general-sends-them-cdc-remarks/ When the U.S. Surgeon General’s office asked states to supply it with examples of Covid-19 misinformation, it probably did not expect what it got from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita: a list of false statements from Centers for Disease Control and […]

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