How long before we put a $$$ cost… if a life is worth saving ?

Ohio’s spending on opioid addiction treatment drugs Vivitrol and Suboxone spikes, spurs debate on what treatments work http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/ohios_spending_on_opioid_addiction_treatment_drugs_like_vivitrol_and_suboxone_spikes_spurs_debate_what_treatments_work.html CLEVELAND, Ohio — Judges, doctors and lawmakers on the front lines of the opioid addiction crisis have a problem: Three types of medications are available to help the estimated 200,000 Ohioans struggling to recover from addiction and […]

When Lawyers take on unconstitutional laws and recalcitrant prescribers.

Lawmakers May Make Changes to Tough Prescribing Law https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maine/articles/2017-04-28/chronic-pain-patients-may-sue-over-tough-prescribing-law AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about the plight of residents with chronic pain are considering softening a tough law that puts limits on how much opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe. Maine has the nation’s strictest limit for opioid prescriptions, part of a sweeping law […]

Healthcare is just a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS… your personal health is not really a priority

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Stop Calling Your Drug Addiction A Disease

Stop Calling Your Drug Addiction A Disease Let me take you into a cancer ward, then try telling me you also have a disease. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/stop-calling-drug-addiction-disease Drug addiction has increasingly become more problematic over the last few years, with the opioid epidemic tearing apart families and leaving communities vulnerable to drug dealers and violence. Addiction treatment […]

DEA BS: Prescription Drug Take Back Helps Curb Opioid Addiction

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Helps Curb Opioid Addiction http://www.topix.com/us/dea/2017/04/dea-prescription-drug-take-back-helps-curb-opioid-addiction In the garage at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, volunteers are sifting through and cataloging thousands of prescription pills. They’re pills collected as part the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day . National Drug Take Back Day https://www.drugs.com/article/medication-disposal.html DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back […]

Drug Middleman Could Be Charging You More Than Your Medicine Costs

I-Team: Drug Middleman Could Be Charging You More Than Your Medicine Costs www.boston.cbslocal.com/2017/04/28/i-team-drug-middleman-charging-more-medicine-costs-pharmacy/ ROCKLAND (CBS)- Amy Frostland works hard as a waitress to help support her two young boys. And even though her husband gets health insurance through his job, it still takes a big bite out of their budget. “Health Insurance is ridiculous,” she said. […]

Yes, people can die from opiate withdrawal

Yes, people can die from opiate withdrawal http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.13512/full It is generally thought that opiate withdrawal is unpleasant but not life-threatening, but death can, and does, occur. The complications of withdrawal are often underestimated and monitored inadequately. It is essential that clinical management programmes are put in place routinely in jails, prisons and other facilities where […]

Bureaucrats: will they listen to common sense ???

Local doctor/pharmacist request council reconsider drug suit http://williamsondailynews.com/news/10897/local-doctorpharmacist-request-council-reconsider-drug-suit WILLIAMSON – A local pharmacist and physician approached the Williamson City Council at Thursday’s meeting to request that the city reconsider a recent decision to join litigation against wholesale pharmaceutical distribution companies. The Williamson City Council voted in favor of joining the drug distribution suit at a […]

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked with differences in gut bacteria

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked with differences in gut bacteria http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/04/28/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-linked-with-differences-in-gut-bacteria.html People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests. The study found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome had higher levels of certain gut bacteria and lower levels of others compared to healthy people who didn’t have the […]

Could “safe consumption sites” help the heroin epidemic in the US?

Could “safe consumption sites” help the heroin epidemic in the US? http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/the-waiting-room/safe-consumption-sites-could-help-the-heroin-epidemic-in-the-us/article/651906/ As heroin use continues to take an increasing toll on American lives, public health leaders are looking for novel ideas to address the epidemic. “Safe consumption sites” are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities, and […]

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