CDC Launches New Campaign Against Rx Opioids

CDC Launches New Campaign Against Rx Opioids www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/9/25/cdc-launches-new-campaign-against-rx-opioids The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new marketing campaign to combat the abuse of prescription opioids – a campaign that completely ignores the increasing role of heroin and illicit fentanyl in the nation’s overdose crisis. The Rx Awareness campaign will use videos, online […]

Healthcare professional DENIED CARE… PT DIED … charged with MANSLAUGHTER …

The nurse accused of withholding a diabetic inmate’s insulin is being sued over his death http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article175282196.html A George County inmate’s estate is suing the county, the city of Lucedale and registered nurse Carmon Sue Brannan because he died in the county jail after seven days without the insulin that had been delivered for him. The […]

TODAY IS….. WHO WILL NOT BE HERE TOMORROW

Today is 09/25/2017 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 […]

Pain never KILLED ANYONE… can just cause the pt to COMMIT SUICIDE ?

Prosecutor seeks to bar testimony at trial of doc accused of over-prescribing painkillers

Prosecutor seeks to bar testimony at trial of doc accused of over-prescribing painkillers http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/article_fd60569f-3af9-5083-a3a0-b469a9c26cb0.html HAMILTON — Ravalli Deputy County Attorney Thorin Geist is asking a district court judge to prohibit physician Chris Christensen from presenting certain testimony or evidence at his upcoming trial on 400 felony counts, including negligent homicide. In court documents, Geist asks […]

Survey: would you BOYCOTT CVS because of new opiate dispensing policy ?

CVS Health recently announced that it will limit new opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a 7 day supply. CVS pharmacies will also require that daily doses be no higher than 90mg morphine equivalent units for both acute and chronic pain. Customers must also use immediate release formulations before extended release opioids are dispensed. This […]

PROP Founder Calls for Forced Opioid Tapering

PROP Founder Calls for Forced Opioid Tapering www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/7/20/prop-founder-calls-for-forced-opioid-tapering Have you or a loved one been harmed by being tapered off high doses of opioid pain medication? The founder of an anti-opioid activist group wants to know – or at least he posed the question during a debate about opioid tapering with colleagues on Twitter this […]

CDC Releases More Faulty Research About Opioids

CDC Releases More Faulty Research About Opioids www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/9/19/cdc-releases-more-faulty-research-about-opioids A new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that opioid overdoses have shaved two and a half months off the average life span of Americans – a somewhat misleading claim because the study does not distinguish between legally obtained prescription opioids […]

When “yes” sometimes means “yes”, sometimes means “maybe”, sometimes means “no”

Mexican cartels: ready to meet Americans’ insatiable appetite for illegal narcotics

DEA: Meth making Illinois comeback via Mexican cartels https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/dea-meth-making-illinois-comeback-via-mexican-cartels/article_bffd2f90-9f09-11e7-b789-1773257f4680.html The Drug Enforcement Agency says Illinois’ meth problem is re-emerging and it’s not from domestic production. It’s coming from Mexico and one solution to combat the problem may be as simple as education. DEA St. Louis Field Division Special Agent in Charge James Shorba oversees the […]

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