Survey Of ER/Trauma Health Care Professionals Finds No Evidence Of Either Kratom Deaths Or Epidemic Of Abuse

Survey Of ER/Trauma Health Care Professionals Finds No Evidence Of Either Kratom Deaths Or Epidemic Of Abuse military-technologies.net/2016/11/29/survey-of-ertrauma-health-care-professionals-finds-no-evidence-of-either-kratom-deaths-or-epidemic-of-abuse/ WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — If the DEA is correct in suggesting that there is a kratom epidemic going on in America, then it is somehow happening without our nation’s front-line medical professionals knowing a thing […]

NO GOOD DEED… goes unpunished ?

PA Dumpster Divers Arrested For Helping Their Community http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zac-thompson/dumpster_divers_arrested_b_13209010.html The average person creates an incredible amount of waste on a daily basis and the average grocery store is even worse. The amount of perfectly good food that goes to the garbage is far too high now that we’re living in an era of convenience. The […]

Dr Carlos Sullivan of Butte died recently and suddenly: more chronic pain pts abandoned !

Dr Carlos Sullivan of Butte died recently and suddenly. He was carrying some patients on pain meds for their long term chronic pain. Some of these patients have come to me to see if I could help them. I just received a call from the ER in Butte, looking to help a patient who lost […]

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161129/Kratom-may-be-safer-and-less-addictive-than-current-treatments-for-pain-research-suggests.aspx A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb’s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented, according to a special report published today in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. […]

Police: Suburban drug users take fatal risks to score drugs in Indy

Police: Suburban drug users take fatal risks to score drugs in Indy Police: Suburban drug users take fatal risks to score drugs in Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Detectives aren’t yet certain what Evans Johnson and Jessica Downey were doing in the vicinity of 23rd and Adams Streets the night before Thanksgiving, but whatever it was, they paid […]

Why does #Walgreens charge 1,237% more than Costco?

Why does Walgreens charge 1,237% more than Costco?: Laurie Roberts http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2016/11/27/why-does-walgreens-charge-1237-more-than-costco-laurie-roberts/94486422/ Walgreens is charging $198.80 out-of-pocket for a thirty-day supply of Donepezil – a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s. The same medication at Costco costs $14.87. Why? We asked the companies. Apparently, pricing strategy for prescription drugs is a state secret akin to the nation’s […]

Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Fibromyalgia Pain

Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Fibromyalgia Pain nationalpainreport.com/alzheimers-drug-shows-promise-for-reducing-fibromyalgia-pain-8832170.html Fibromyalgia warrior Angela Holt has one of the most popular crafting channels on YouTube with some of her tutorials garnering more than a half million views. But about a year ago, Holt was struggling to stay active in the online crafting community. The pain and restlessness in her legs […]

Denying a job to a person who uses drugs to treat a legitimate medical condition constitutes illegal job discrimination

Happy Jack’s blames drug testing company for discrimination http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2016/11/28/happy-jacks-blames-drug-testing-company-discrimination/94544060/ A Sioux Falls casino owner sued for disability discrimination says it denied a job to a woman who failed a drug screening because its testing agency failed to check if her painkiller prescription was valid. M.G. Oil counter-sued TestPoint Paramedical last week, saying its failure to follow-up is […]

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans http://www.wsj.com/articles/beware-medicare-advantage-plans-1480302660 Recent report says many buyers are confused   Online directories used to market Medicare Advantage plans often contained incorrect, confusing or outdated information about which hospitals and specialty institutes were included, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Photo: iStockphoto/Getty Images By Lisa Ward Nov. 27, 2016 […]

inexpensive drug test kits used by police… are prone to error

Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions https://www.propublica.org/article/prosecutors-in-portland-change-policy-on-drug-convictions For years, they were among the most routine proceedings in criminal court in Portland, Oregon. Defendants facing drug possession charges based on inexpensive test kits used by police to detect illegal substances would strike a quick guilty plea at a preliminary hearing. Guilty or just eager […]

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