TODAY IS….. WHO WILL NOT BE HERE TOMORROW

Today is 11/25/2017 2016 in review … what killed us 2600 Americans will die EVERY DAY – from various reasons 2700 people  WILL ATTEMPT SUICIDE 140 will be SUCCESSFUL – including 20 veterans 270 will die from hospital acquired antibiotic resistant “bug” because staff won’t properly wash hands and/or proper infection control. 350 will die […]

Meet the Doctor Who Refuses to Stop Prescribing Opioids to Pain Patients

How Jeff Sessions Plans to End Medical Marijuana Before the Year Is Over

http://www.newsweek.com/will-jeff-sessions-medical-marijuana-718676 VIDEO ON ABOVE LINK Tears streamed down Claudia Jendron’s face this year as her doctor patted her hand and told her, after eight years of failed pain treatments for her spinal fusion-gone-wrong, “This is going to work, Claudia.” She was talking about medical marijuana. For “eight years of hell,” Jendron tried opioids, epidural shots and acupuncture […]

TN veteran sues VA for cutting off pain med prescription

TN veteran sues VA for cutting off pain med prescription http://www.wsmv.com/story/36916192/tn-veteran-sues-va-for-cutting-off-pain-med-prescription NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Veterans Affair initiative to curb addiction by cutting back on opioid prescriptions is backfiring, according to some Tennessee veterans. East Tennessee Marine veteran Robert Rose Jr. has filed a $350 million lawsuit that names several employees of the Mountain […]

Colorado kratom death: Bereaved woman says government could have saved her brother

Colorado kratom death: Bereaved woman says government could have saved her brother www.denverite.com/colorado-coroner-links-mans-death-controversial-kratom-denver-moves-regulate-45905/ Thirty-six people in the United States have died after using kratom, a largely unregulated drug sold in shops around Denver, according to the federal government. A young man in Boulder may be among them. Jay Knaus, 25, died in his room this year after […]

How many pieces are missing from the puzzle ?

I have been posting on this blog, now in my SIXTH YEAR…  Hardly a week that doesn’t go by that I get at least one notice that someone has added me to a NEW FACE BOOK PAGE CONCERNING CHRONIC PAIN. Just how many THOUSAND(s) for Face Book Pages do we need that are focused on […]

the DEA can avoid potentially awkward questions about the legality of its evidence

DEA Reportedly Hiding NSA Data Used To Prosecute U.S. Citizens www.theslashgear.com/2017/11/23/dea-reportedly-hiding-nsa-data-used-to-prosecute-u-s-citizens/ The Snowden effect continued to roll today, with fresh revelations detailing how the pervasive surveillance of the National Security Agency (NSA) is in fact linked to domestic criminal prosecution. The idea, and the defense, that NSA activity only impacts non-United States citizens and terrorists, is […]

FDA: Potentially Life-Threatening Adverse Events Linked to Limbrel

FDA: Potentially Life-Threatening Adverse Events Linked to Limbrel http://www.empr.com/safety-alerts-and-recalls/limbrel-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-liver-injury-osteoarthritis-medical-food/article/708795/ The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an advisory regarding serious adverse events linked to the medical food Limbrel (flavocoxid; Primus). Limbrel is indicated for the dietary management of the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis, and is available in 250mg and 500mg strength capsules. The capsules […]

Indiana: pharmacists would be required to dispense prescription drugs in lockable bottles.

Opioid bills will put focus on prescription reform http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/state_news/opioid-bills-will-put-focus-on-prescription-reform/article_638ec922-6f2a-5428-aba9-1f2b5e5827fd.html INDIANAPOLIS — After passing 15 bills last session in an attempt to stem the opioid crisis, the Indiana General Assembly will fine-tune some of those during the upcoming short session. Among prescription reform efforts, pharmacists would be required to dispense prescription drugs in lockable bottles. “These […]

Changing One Word in Oklahoma Law Could Go a Long Way in Opioid Crisis

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/changing-one-word-oklahoma-law-could-go-long-way-opioid-crisis Oklahoma law currently says electronic prescribing may be used for controlled substances. A task force wants that “may” changed to “shall.” The one-word switch would effectively end paper prescriptions for opioids, which are Schedule II drugs. Tulsa County Director of Governmental Affairs Terry Simonson said those are easily forged. Nearly every expert on an […]

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