ask to share – study on MJ

ask to share – study on MJ Hello Steve, My name is Jordan and I am a research coordinator at the University of Florida. We have a medical marijuana study that is seeking participants over the age of 18 to determine the short and long term effects. I was hoping you would be willing to […]

2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 12/12/2019.. 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 […]

Importing Drugs from Canada is a Flawed “Solution” for Failures in the U.S.

Importing Drugs from Canada is a Flawed “Solution” for Failures in the U.S. https://pharmacistactivist.com/2019/December_2019.shtml Prices in the United States for many medications, primarily generic products, are reasonable and even inexpensive considering their value in maintaining and improving health. HOWEVER, the prices for many other medications are excessive and unjustifiable. It is the pharmaceutical companies that […]

FDA issues warning letter for not including the most serious risks in advertisement for medication-assisted treatment drug

FDA issues warning letter for not including the most serious risks in advertisement for medication-assisted treatment drug https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-issues-warning-letter-not-including-most-serious-risks-advertisement-medication-assisted The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Alkermes, Inc. of Massachusetts, for misbranding the drug Vivitrol (an extended-release injection formulation of naltrexone) by omitting warnings about the most serious risks associated with […]

Four in five pharmacists at high risk of burnout; many reconsider career, survey reveals

Four in five pharmacists at high risk of burnout; many reconsider career, survey reveals https://www.pharmacy.biz/four-in-five-pharmacists-at-high-risk-of-burnout-many-reconsider-career-survey-reveals/ A new survey has revealed that 80 per cent pharmacists are at high or very high risk of burnout because of exhaustion, with over half of them thinking of a career switch. The survey conducted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society […]

Apparently Express Scripts (PBM) is trying to eliminate independent pharmacies by “hook or crook”

Apparently Express Scripts (PBM) is trying to eliminate independent pharmacies by “hook or crook”

Johnson & Johnson appeals opioid verdict

Johnson & Johnson appeals opioid verdict https://journalrecord.com/2019/12/10/johnson-johnson-appeals-opioid-verdict/ OKLAHOMA CITY – Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, companies ordered to pay $465 million to help Oklahoma recover from an opioid addiction epidemic, will press an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on claims that a judge made numerous errors in a trial held earlier this year. […]

Reconciling the New HHS Opioid Tapering Guideline with CDC and State Policies

Reconciling the New HHS Opioid Tapering Guideline with CDC and State Policies https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/resources/ethics/reconciling-new-hhs-opioid-tapering-guideline-cdc-state-policies How clinicians can best approach opioid prescribing – as well as discontinuation – going forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released in October a Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics.1 […]

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Epidural Steroid Injections / APDU’s Warning Letter to Pfizer

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm of the American Patient Defense Union (APDU) recently sent a strong letter to Mr. Doug Lankler, the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Pfizer Global in NYC. Alarmed by increased reports of severe medical events caused by the off-label epidural administration of Pfizer’s steroid, Depo-Medrol®, the APDU decided to step into […]

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