Doing the MATH

Houston TX area has a population of 2.3 million + If one presumes that 30% of the population are chronic pain pts… abt 690,000 chronic pain pts in the Houston area If one presumes that each get their pain meds in 30 days supplies Presuming that most pharmacies will hold chronic pain pts to a […]

How our judicial system deals with substance abuse ?

Former Cuyahoga County Jail inmate sues, says staff ignored severe withdrawal symptoms http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2017/08/former_cuyahoga_county_jail_in_1.html CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man is suing Cuyahoga County, county jail staff and employees of The MetroHealth System for what he says was negligent care provided to him while he was in jail and suffering obviously painful symptoms of drug and […]

Study: Opioid Users Don’t See Overdose as Wakeup Call Brush with death had little effect on subsequent use

Study: Opioid Users Don’t See Overdose as Wakeup Call Brush with death had little effect on subsequent use https://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/by-the-numbers/67454 Turns out, even a close call with an overdose isn’t enough to deter opioid users. As described in a JAMA research letter, Julie M. Donohue, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues looked at five […]

Another example of DEA’s declaring a substance a C-I WITHOUT good evidence it has no medical use ?

FDA Designates MDMA As ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For Post-Traumatic Stress https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/08/28/fda-designates-mdma-as-breakthrough-therapy-for-post-traumatic-stress/#5f9d34e67460 Following years of lobbying and laboratory research on the medical uses of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to move forward with the drug. Last week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough […]

Critical CVS App Flaw Shared Private User Data on 40+ Servers

Critical CVS App Flaw Shared Private User Data on 40+ Servers www.idropnews.com/news/critical-cvs-app-flaw-shared-user-data-on-40-web-servers/48075/ Researchers affiliated with the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, have discovered a flaw in U.S. pharmacy-giant CVS’ iOS app, which has apparently been causing the mobile application to “inadvertently share users’ location data with more than 40 web servers.” That’s according […]

Aetna hit with lawsuit over HIV-status privacy breach

Aetna hit with lawsuit over HIV-status privacy breach http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/aetna-hit-lawsuit-over-hiv-privacy-breach Aetna is facing a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of customers who claim their privacy was breached when they received a letter containing a reference to filling HIV medications that was visible through a window in the envelope.  The issue came to light last week when two […]

The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can “Sleep At Night”

The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can “Sleep At Night” www.realfarmacy.com/the-lead-vaccine-developer-comes-clean/ Gardasil and Cervarix don’t work, are dangerous, and weren’t tested Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness […]

Out with the “old” and in with the “new” and “cheaper” ?

Someone has asked for some help in spreading Walmarts new directives. Many Walmart Rphs are in the mid to high 60’s per hour pay rate. The new goal is to have pharmacy managers at 55 per hour and staff at 52 per hour. This info came from a market manager that was at meeting in […]

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

AG Jeff Sessions: This American War on Drugs

CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO LISTEN This American War on Drugs Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he’d like to revamp the war on drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s […]

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