As seen on the web 03-15-2019

Dr. Ginevra Liptan March 14 at 8:59 PM · Today, I traveled to Salem to testify again in front of the committee that will determine the proposed State opioid policy outcome. If it were to pass, the policy mandates Medicaid patients with certain chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, be forcibly tapered off of their opiates. […]

Linder v. United States

Linder v. United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linder_v._United_States Linder v. United States, 268 U.S. 5 (1925),[1] is a Supreme Court case involving the applicability of the Harrison Act. The Harrison Act was originally a taxing measure on drugs such as morphine and cocaine, but it later effectively became a prohibition on such drugs. However, the Act had a […]

Ohio Drug Overdose Data Good News for Chronic Pain Patients

www.cergm.carter-brothers.com/2019/03/14/ohio-drug-overdose-data-good-news-for-chronic-pain-patients/ I’ve monitored Ohio’s efforts to collect drug overdose data since 2015 and until now, it’s been discouraging, showing overall rising rates between 2000 and 2017. But new data shows an encouraging trend in the fight against illegal drug use, more importantly the data blows holes in claims that chronic pain treated with opiates is […]

Surprise Turn at Oregon Health Meeting on Forced Opioid Taper Proposal

ww.nationalpainreport.com/surprise-turn-at-oregon-health-meeting-on-forced-opioid-taper-proposal-8839121.html The highly anticipated meeting in Oregon to consider a policy to force taper some Oregon Medicaid pain patient who use opioids took a surprising turn. The head of the Oregon Health Authority called off today’s review in light of potential conflicts of interest by staff. Dr. Catherine Livingston is a family medicine physician who […]

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Attention: Dr Tennant who supports us chronic  pain patients is asking that we patients —wright Paul Ramsey letters and get Jane Ballantyne fired and removed !!! she’s the one who’s culpable in getting the CDC to write the restrictions and she’s claiming we don’t need opiodes and she stated that we pain patients need to […]

Drug importation is not the solution to prescription drug costs

Drug importation is not the solution to prescription drug costs https://www.bendbulletin.com/home/6981704-151/guest-column-drug-importation-is-not-the-solution State lawmakers are tired of waiting on their federal counterparts to act on prescription drug prices. The state Senate recently held a hearing on a bill that would call on the Board of Pharmacy to import prescription drugs from Canada. A companion bill, which […]

U.S. Government Wants to Use Social Media to Decide Who Is ‘Disabled Enough’ for Disability Benefits

U.S. Government Wants to Use Social Media to Decide Who Is ‘Disabled Enough’ for Disability Benefits U.S. Government Wants to Use Social Media to Decide Who Is ‘Disabled Enough’ for Disability Benefits The U.S. government wants to use your Facebook posts to decide if you’re disabled. According to the New York Times, the Trump administration […]

Why your prescriptions COSTS SO DAMN MUCH !

Reports show pharmacy middlemen making big money in other states https://www.ohio.com/news/20190314/reports-show-pharmacy-middlemen-making-big-money-in-other-states/1 Pharmacy middlemen are making big money in at least two other Midwestern states’ Medicaid programs, according to two new analyses. The state-federal health insurance programs for the poor in Illinois and Kentucky appear to be even more profitable for pharmacy benefit managers than they […]

Assume that any power you grant to the federal government to fight terrorism will inevitably be used in other contexts

Trump’s drug war power grab was sadly predictable https://theweek.com/articles/828991/trumps-drug-war-power-grab-sadly-predictable “We are. We are. We’re thinking about doing it very seriously,” President Trump told Breitbart News in an interview published Tuesday. The “it” in question is designating drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move Trump said his administration has “been thinking about … for a long […]

Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and CVS are already suffering damage to their reputations

Opioid litigation brings company secrets into the public eye https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/03/13/npr-opioid-litigation-brings-company-secrets-into-the-public-eye America’s big drugmakers and pharmacy chains are scrambling to respond to hundreds of lawsuits tied to the deadly opioid epidemic. Billions of dollars are at stake if the companies are found liable for fueling the crisis. Even before judgments are rendered, companies like Purdue Pharma, […]

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