Special Channel 8 Las Vegas – The other side of opioids


Reporter looking for pts who have had their medication cut or stopped

There is a reporter taking stories of people who have been forced to taper or been cut off. She is asking for those stories. She is asking for emails by Wednesday Morning adawnewsletter@gmail.com Thank you

Whom can I sue for medical malpractice?

http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/424137539/whom-can-i-sue-for-medical-malpractice Doctors are most commonly sued for medical malpractice. Lawsuits are also filed against pharmacists, nurses, anesthesiologists and the groups that employ them.   People put enormous faith in the medical system, trusting that doctors and nurses are competent and trained. However even the most intelligent experienced doctor can make bad decisions and be careless” […]

Lawmakers Ask FDA to Lift Kratom Warning

www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/12/31/lawmakers-ask-fda-to-lift-kratom-warning A bipartisan group of 17 congressmen is asking the Food and Drug Administration to lift a public health warning about kratom, an herbal supplement used by millions of Americans to treat chronic pain, addiction, depression and anxiety. In a joint letter to FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, the lawmakers said kratom was “a natural […]

Happy New Year


Today is 12/31/2017 2016 in review … what killed us 6775 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 […]

North Dakota sees steep drop in opioid painkiller prescriptions

http://staging.inforum.com/lifestyle/health/4380376-north-dakota-sees-steep-drop-opioid-painkiller-prescriptions FARGO — The prescription of narcotic opioids in North Dakota has fallen sharply over the past several years in what a physician’s advocate described as a “cultural change” in response to rising concerns over the opioid epidemic. The number of opioids dispensed in North Dakota dropped from 180,410 in early 2015 to 139,836 this […]

Mississippi doctors on new opioid regs: “Dangerous”, “ill-conceived”, “idiots”

https://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2017/12/mississippi-doctors-on-opioid-regs.html More than a few Mississippi doctors objected to proposed opioid prescription regulations.  The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure proposed new regulations that will overhaul how physicians prescribe and administer narcotics.* JJ obtained copies of the comments through a public records request.  Several are posted below.  More will be published in future posts. Earlier post […]

#Our Pain: Changes in state law focus on opioids

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/our-pain-changes-in-state-law-focus-on-opioids/891931403 LAS VEGAS – Tens of thousands of Nevadans who suffer with chronic pain issues will face new challenges after Jan. 1, 2018. Changes in state law will make it more difficult for doctors to prescribe opioid pain medicine, and will allow pharmacists more power to refuse to fill the prescriptions. What’s likely to happen […]

When “legal liability” is more important than properly treating pts ?

When my phone rings, you never know what is going to “come to light”. Got a phone call from a pt that is being seen by a prescriber within the Franciscan Health System     The pt’s PCP has been reducing the pt’s opiates that the pt had been using for years in treating chronic pain caused […]

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