Today is 08/23/2017 2016 in review … what killed us 2600 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 “bug” because staff won’t properly wash hands and/or proper infection control. 350 will die […]

District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee

District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee TIME TO START GROWING YOUR OWN ? District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee District Attorney is offering a warning about a new, deadly mix of drugs – marijuana mixed with fentanyl. DA Matthew Stowe told News 2 the drug […]

Denial of care/pain management is international ?

Father took his own life after years of suffering from back pain, inquest rules A KNUTSFORD man who suffered decades of back pain took his own life with painkillers, an inquest has concluded. Former baggage handler, Fred Sinclair, 67, was found dead in bed at his home at Longridge on February 22. The inquest […]

Government’s role in opioid crisis deserves review

Government’s role in opioid crisis deserves review AS states grapple with increasing opioid abuse, policymakers would do well to consider if government has inadvertently played a role in fueling addiction. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has gathered evidence suggesting this may be the case. In a recent letter to the Health and Human Services […]

The Right Prescription Never Let an Opioid Crisis Go to Waste

Is it really a good idea give government more power over patients and doctors? When the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis advised the President to declare a national emergency to deal with the overdose epidemic, HHS Secretary Tom Price wisely suggested that this step wouldn’t be particularly useful: “[T]he opioid […]


Analysis: Meet the opioid wholesalers who became middlemen for the heroin epidemic This article is part of the project “Heroin: How Do We Respond?” You can view the I-Team story tonight on WCPO 9 On Your Side at 6 p.m. As the nation’s opioid addiction grew out of control in the five years […]

When your healthcare boils down to nothing but $$$$

A Medicaid patient lost the care he’d received for 20 years. 3 months later, he was dead. ORANGE CITY, Ia. — Thirty-two years ago, a vehicle accident left Todd Mouw a quadriplegic, unable to feed himself and needing a ventilator to breathe. Yet for decades he was able to live at home with the help of […]

Approximately 112 million adults (abt 50% of adult pop) have tried cannabis at least once

A Record Number of Americans Have Tried Marijuana, New Survey Shows Marijuana: it was once a taboo topic, but is no longer. According to a newly released study from national pollster Gallup, more Americans than ever have tried marijuana. Gallup has been sporadically asking Americans if they had tried cannabis over the past 48 […]

Financial Investigator Supporting the DEA at Forfeiture Support Associates Portland, OR 97204 – WTF ?

Financial Investigator Supporting the DEA at Forfeiture Support Associates Portland, OR 97204 About the Job FSA, a rapidly growing professional support services company delivering high-quality service in support of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has an immediate vacancy for a Financial Investigator to support DEA’s Office of Diversion Control (ODC), and the Diversion Control Program. […]

Pharmacist quotes CDC guidelines as reason to deny pt’s pain meds

In her own words: a woman with constant pain is denied her meds ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Cathy Therrien is a breast cancer survivor who’s undergone four surgeries and lives with constant pain. She says her bones rub against each other and she relies on opioid based prescriptions to control her pain. But, recently Therrien’s prescription […]

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