It’s Time to Undo the Harm the CDC Has Done to Pain Patients | Opinion

It’s Time to Undo the Harm the CDC Has Done to Pain Patients | Opinion https://www.newsweek.com/its-time-undo-harm-cdc-has-done-pain-patients-opinion-1745057 After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suggested dosage thresholds for patients receiving pain medication in 2016, 38 states rushed to pass legal limits on opioid prescribing and dispensing. Even though the CDC insisted the guidance was “voluntary, rather […]

They say history repeats itself: Walgreen’s GOOD FAITH DISPENSING CHECKLIST IS BACK

Looks like history is repeating itself…. the hyperlink below was the first version of Walgreen’s “good faith” dispensing checklist.  I had not heard much about it lately but apparently the Purdue Pharma lawsuit caused Walgreen to update and reissue this policy in June 2022. https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/walgreens-pharmacists-now-turning-away-some-customers-who-need-pain-meds/531-44428a5d-edec-4b60-b4b6-855df6d04d15 looking at the form, they are only looking for C-II […]

Minnesota: new state law to protect prescribers against treating chronic pain – with certain limitations

This is a new law that went into effect Aug 1, 2022 in Minnesota. It is designed to protect prescribers who are treating chronic pain pts.  In reading this, it only prohibits the state’s commissioner of health from taking action against any prescriber in the state.  This law also references the MME system – which […]

NCPA Laments Decision Allowing UnitedHealthcare Merger

NCPA Laments Decision Allowing UnitedHealthcare Merger https://ncpa.org/newsroom/news-releases/2022/09/19/ncpa-laments-decision-allowing-unitedhealthcare-merger Ruling is a setback for patients and independent pharmacies, says National Community Pharmacists Association The National Community Pharmacists Association today released the following statement on behalf of CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA in response to a federal court ruling clearing the way for insurance giant UnitedHealthcare to […]

ATTENTION TRICARE healthcare beneficiaries

The Devil You Know – Neurontin’s Massive Flop as an Opioid Alternative

The Devil You Know – Neurontin’s Massive Flop as an Opioid Alternative https://www.acsh.org/news/2022/09/16/devil-you-know-neurontins-massive-flop-opioid-alternative-16551 Wanna hear something sickening? Neurontin, a drug developed for epilepsy and used off-label for neuropathic pain, had its sales grow 350% between 2004 and 2019. Why? We don’t have 350% more epileptics. No, it’s because the drug is being forced down the […]

Provider Alert: Your Urine Drug Testing Program May Not Be Compliant, Here’s Why…

Provider Alert: Your Urine Drug Testing Program May Not Be Compliant, Here’s Why…   Provider Alert: Your Urine Drug Testing Program May Not Be Compliant, Here’s Why… Urine drug testing is commonly used in healthcare practices to ensure patients are compliant with their medication and not diverting or abusing medication and illicit substances. Many states […]

Chronic ‘Exercise Deficiency’ Linked to heart failure

For those chronic pain pts who have had their pain meds reduced or eliminated all together… and have become bed, chair, house confined…  those pts may end up suffering from one more potential health issues that could contribute to a premature failure.  At the bottom of this post, I have included a chart of all […]

CVS: another CVS Pharmacist SUICIDE

  How to Share With Just Friends How to share with just friends. Posted by Facebook on Friday, December 5, 2014  

****Attention Pharmacy Technicians ****

****Attention Pharmacy Technicians **** Hey guys!!!!! I am partnering with a well known national publication for this piece. At this time, I can’t reveal the name yet as the project is under development! But I need your help getting the stories out! This particular piece focuses specifically on Technicians!! If you are interested, please contact […]

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