Is it ABOUT TIME ?

It seems like “everyone” is trying to be involved in the “fake opiate crisis”. President Trump has declared it a national emergency, Dr. Tom Price, Sec of Health and Human Services, Jeff Session, Attorney General have apparently signed on to the national emergency. Growing number of states’ Attorney generals are suing the Phama’s, drug wholesalers, […]

Let’s Stop the Hysterical Rhetoric about the Opioid Crisis

Let’s Stop the Hysterical Rhetoric about the Opioid Crisis https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/lets-stop-hysterical-rhetoric-about-opioid-crisis President Trump held a meeting earlier this summer with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other advisers to take a deep dive into solving the nation’s worsening opioid overdose problem. The […]

PROPer Nanny

PROPer Nanny www.paindr.com/proper-nanny/#comment-314399 Bulletin: Heroin and Fentanyl Dealers are Ignoring Morphine Sulfate Equivalent (MSE) Limits and Offering Ultra High Dose Unit Opioids in the Sale of Their Products For some, this week is a time of self-reflection and repentance for sins or mistakes one has made over the past year. In the spirit of this […]

This Pharmacists works for a chain whose motto is “Where Health is Everything”

  CVS Health attempting to practice medicine WITHOUT A LICENSE ? According to a recent press release  – see link above –  they are going to EMPOWER their employee pharmacist to make the final determination if a pt has a valid medical necessity for a particular medication.  Our country has a serious – and growing […]

CVS Health attempting to practice medicine WITHOUT A LICENSE ?

CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/09/21/cvs-health-opioid-prescriptions/685201001/ Drug-store chain CVS Health plans to announce Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone. Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost […]

This is my SECOND EMAIL TODAY about (unreasonable) denial of care from a Walgreen’s pharmacist !

I live in PA and have a 13 year old son with prescriptions for Vyvance and Strattera. I have been told on a number of occasions that I can’t fill his Vyvance prescription because “it’s too early”, but I can’t seem to get a straight answer about when I can fill it. I like to […]

sharp increase in methamphetamine and psychostimulant overdose deaths counterbalanced by a decrease in opioid involved deaths

Number of drug overdose deaths continues to rise http://www.swnewsmedia.com/prior_lake_american/news/public_safety/number-of-drug-overdose-deaths-continues-to-rise/article_8800101a-20cb-5587-9e96-1809e6c9f4c2.html The number of drug overdose deaths in Minnesota continued rising in 2016, with a 9.2 percent increase over the previous year. The number of drug overdose deaths is nearly six times higher than in 2000, with 637 overdose deaths, most of which occurred in the seven-county […]

no randomized clinical trials support opioids’ extended use, because of the risks

More Long-Term Opioid Prescriptions Drive Increasing Use https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/more-longterm-opioid-prescriptions-drive-increasing-use/ Baltimore, MD—Pharmacists are filling many more prescriptions for opioids now than at the end of the last century, and a disturbing percentage of them are for long-term use. That’s according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which determined that opioid […]

Denial of care because of the ZIP CODE you live in ?

Recovering addict says Walgreens pharmacist denied to fill Rx that helps her stay sober http://fox45now.com/news/local/recovering-addict-says-walgreens-pharmacist-denied-to-fill-rx-that-helps-her-stay-sober KETTERING, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – A young woman in recovery came to FOX 45 for help after she said a pharmacist denied to fill her prescription for the medicine that helps her maintain her sobriety. April Erion told FOX 45 it’s […]

The law allows for the individual to be put into an inpatient substance abuse program for up to 90 days

Massachusetts Section 35: What it is and how it works http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2014/04/massachusetts_section_35_how_i.html Before he left the Dudley District Courthouse Wednesday morning for a meeting, Judge Timothy M. Bibaud saw three families trying to civilly commit their children for substance abuse treatment. He expected that there would be three more at his desk on Thursday morning and […]

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