2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 04/24/2019.. who will not be here tomorrow 2016 in review … what killed us 2017 in review … what killed us   6775 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 […]

Massachusetts’ contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts

Massachusetts’ contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/23/massachusetts-contentious-tactic-to-fight-its-opioid-crisis-jailing-addicts State is placing persons who are involuntarily committed to treatment – the section 35 process – in jail or prison even though no charges have been levied against them Josh Wood in Ludlow, Massachusetts Sheriff Nick Cocchi, left, on his way to visit men […]

Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Product Mislabeling

Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Product Mislabeling https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm636384.htm Alvogen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 12 mcg/h transdermal patches to the consumer level. A small number of cartons labeled 12 mcg/h Fentanyl Transdermal System patches contained 50 mcg/h patches. The 50 mcg/h patches that […]

New way to fight the war on drugs: arrest/charge company executives with DRUG TRAFFICKING

https://abcnews.go.com/US/drug-executive-laurence-doud-iii-arrested-opioids/story?id=62575543 Federal prosecutors charged drug distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative and its former CEO with drug trafficking charges Tuesday — the first criminal charges for a pharmaceutical company and executives in the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. The charges signify a groundbreaking move by the government to try to combat the opioid epidemic, which kills 130 Americans […]

freedom of speech – another Constitutional Amendment TRASHED ?

39 State AG’s: it is incomprehensible that officials would consider moving away from key components of the CDC guideline

lynnwebstermd.com When Will Forced Tapering of Opioids End? Lynn Webster, M.D. 6-8 minutes When Will Forced Tapering of Opioids End? 20th April, 2019 By Lynn Webster, M.D. This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on April 17, 2019. “Larry” recently wrote to me asking for advice. He describes himself […]

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pain-patients-get-relief-from-war-on-opioids/ U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral damage: the approximately 18 million Americans who have been taking […]

Washington state lawmaker riles nurses by saying that some spend ‘considerable’ time playing cards

Washington state lawmaker riles nurses by saying that some spend ‘considerable’ time playing cards https://www.foxnews.com/politics/washington-state-lawmaker-riles-nurses-by-saying-that-some-spend-considerable-time-playing-cards A Washington state lawmaker has provoked the ire of nursing professionals after saying that some nurses “play cards” for a “considerable” portion of their shifts. State Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, was debating a bill on Tuesday that would require […]

Commentary: Suicide Signals a Broken Health Care System

Commentary: Suicide Signals a Broken Health Care System www.nationalpainreport.com/commentary-suicide-signals-a-broken-health-care-system-8839600.html I read this article recently about a veteran killing himself in a VA waiting room and it brought me back to a recent conversation that we’ve been having on the National Pain Report about suicide. And so, I spent some looking at the comments sections on […]

US Attorney expects more opioid take downs of medical providers in the future

US Attorney expects more opioid take downs of medical providers in the future US Attorney expects more opioid take downs of medical providers in the future MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – We’re learning more about the largest opioid takedown of medical providers in the nation. It resulted in charges against 60 individuals from seven states including Alabama. […]

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