2017 in review … what killed us

Today is 01/20/2018.. who will not be here tomorrow 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 […]

Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/891540 The latest quarterly watch list from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes 15 drugs or drug classes for which there is new safety information or possible signs of serious risk. The watch list, updated January 12 on the FDA website, is created from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). Placement on […]

FL Democratic candidate for AG – IS A RECOVERING ADDICT

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Ryan Torrens is a democratic candidate from Tampa, where he owns a small law firm. He says his experiences in law and as a regular citizen are what drives his campaign. Some of his top priorities are crime in Florida and drug addiction, which he said is something that hits close […]

Sessions’ marijuana advisor wants to drug test everyone

https://herb.co/marijuana/news/jeff-sessions-marijuana-advisor-dupont-drug-test-everyone A top-level advisor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants doctors to drug test all their patients, and to force users, they suspect of addiction into rehabilitation against their will. If Robert DuPont gets his way, drug testing could become a required part of your visit to the doctor.DuPont, 81, is one of a small […]

@Kolodny believes one more method for pts to properly discard opiates is UNNECESSARY ?

Walmart Offers Product To Destroy Leftover Opioids, But Critics Say It’s Unnecessary https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/17/578591771/walmart-offers-product-to-destroy-leftover-opioids-but-critics-say-its-unnecessa Walmart is the latest national company joining in the fight to try to help curb America’s harrowing opioid epidemic, which now kills more people than breast cancer. On Wednesday the chain rolled out a pharmacy product it says provides a safe way […]

Don’t just prescribe pain meds, new state guidelines tell doctors

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/01/17/dont-just-prescribe-pain-meds-new-state-guidelines-tell-doctors/1041573001/ Chronic pain physicians had them. So did emergency room doctors. Now outpatient physicians have clear guidelines for managing acute pain without quickly resorting to opioids. The Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana State Medical Association and the Indiana State Department of Health collaborated to produce the guidelines that aim to discourage the overuse of prescription pain […]

Local pharmacies losing business from accidental third-party mailer – CAN’T UNRING A BELL ?

http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Local-pharmacies-losing-business-from-accidental-third-party-letter-470016993.html SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY) – At least a dozen local pharmacy across Wisconsin are scrambling after a large company recently sent an accidental letter to its customers which claims they needed to switch to big-box pharmacies if they want lower prices. Express Scripts is a Fortune 100 company that handles the benefits between clients and […]

Pharma Industry Scorns Governor’s Opioid Surtax Proposal

PhRMA, the powerful Washington-based advocacy group that represents pharmaceutical companies, blasted a proposal by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to levy a 2-cents-per-milligram surtax on opioid prescription medication sold in the state to help fund measures against the drug epidemic. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/sites/newyorklawjournal/2018/01/18/pharma-industry-scorns-governors-opioid-surtax-proposal/ ALBANY—A national trade group representing the pharmaceutical industry is vehemently opposed to a proposal […]

AG Session… wants a CHILD to suffer with epilepsy rather than be able to use MMJ ?

Jeff Sessions’s War on Pot Goes to Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With Epilepsy http://www.newsweek.com/jeff-sessions-war-pot-goes-court-attorney-general-will-fight-12-year-old-780749 A 12-year-old suing the federal government may have a whiff of adorableness. But for Alexis Bortell, who filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions last fall, it’s a choice she had to make to save her life. Alexis has […]

Civil asset forfeiture is an unconstitutional practice whereby the government takes people’s property without due process

Bill Introduced to Stop Civil Forfeiture Funding of DEA Marijuana Eradication Program “DEA’s use of proceeds acquired through civil asset forfeiture to expand marijuana enforcement makes the already unacceptable practice even worse.” http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/18/bill-introduced-to-stop-civil-forfeiture Citing waste of taxpayer dollars, shifting public opinion, and constitutional concerns, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) have introduced a […]

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