2017 in review … what killed us

Today is 04/21/2019.. who will not be here tomorromw 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 […]

opiate OD dropping by single digits… pts in treatment – DOUBLING !

Opioid prescribing drops largest amount in 25 years https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/opioid-prescribing-drops-largest-amount-in-25-years The number of opioid painkillers prescribed last year dropped by the largest rates in 25 years, new data show. IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, a health data firm, released a report that showed an 8.9 percent drop on average in the number of prescription opioids, […]

How to conduct a AUTHENTIC APOLOGY… even if you don’t mean it ?


They claim that with a GRAND JURY…. a prosecutor could get a “ham sandwich” indicted

Trial for doctor linked to Glen Cove overdose begins Opening statements, undercover video in Day 1 of Belfiore opioid trial http://liherald.com/stories/feds-merrick-doctor-a-dealer-not-a-healer,102325 The Merrick physician facing federal charges of illegally prescribing opioids, and causing the overdose deaths of two South Shore men, began on Wednesday, with prosecutors calling Dr. Michael Belfiore “a dealer, not a healer,” […]

WV: Charleston family says local pharmacy gave out the wrong dose of hepatitis A vaccine

http://wvah.com/news/local/charleston-family-says-local-pharmacy-gave-out-the-wrong-dose-of-hepatitis-a-vaccine CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — With the increase of cases of Hepatitis-A, more people are getting vaccinated, but one Charleston family found out the vaccine they got Thursday was the wrong dose.  A Charleston man said he was given the child dose of Hepatitis-A vaccine at the CVS pharmacy on Oakwood Road near Fort Hill. He […]

TN Nursing Home medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5 percent IS ACCEPTABLE ?

Nursing home ranks at bottom https://www.t-g.com/story/2506038.html In a September 2016 court filing, federal prosecutors said Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation of Shelbyville was providing “grossly substandard, and/or worthless nursing home services to Medicare and TennCare” patients. Nearly two years later Glen Oaks is still in need of improvements. In recently released reports rating 28 nursing […]

WV AG: suing the DEA because the national drug quota system had utterly failed our citizens

West Virginians weigh opioid response as they look at GOP Senate candidates http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/20/west-virginians-weigh-opioid-response-as-look-at-gop-senate-candidates.html CHARLESTON, W. Va. –  Republican candidates running in the Mountain State’s Senate primary have spent time in court, in Congress and in a correctional facility. Each has different ideas about how to fix the opioid epidemic, and voters are carefully weighing those […]

Will PBMs Be the Next Target of Opioid Lawsuits?

http://managedhealthcareexecutive.modernmedicine.com/managed-healthcare-executive/news/will-pbms-be-next-target-opioid-lawsuits Although suing physicians and pharmacists over the opioid crisis is nothing new, up until now pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have been off the radar screen. But in February, a south Texas county included the three largest PBMs—CVS, Express Scripts, and OptumRx as well as some smaller ones operating in Texas—in a nationwide lawsuit focusing […]

Politicians Get the Opioid Crisis Wrong as Patients Suffer and Street Drugs Kill

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/18/politicians-get-opioid-crisis-wrong-patients-suffer-street-drugs-kill/ Determining the true cause of the opioid crisis is crucial – is it prescription painkillers or street drugs? Congress should not be passing legislation to solve the wrong problem. There will be serious public health consequences for cracking down on the wrong type of drugs. The crisis will not abate if the real problem […]

Iowa lawmaker/pharmacist literally calls ‘BS’ on CVS rationale for high drug prices

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180419/iowa-lawmakerpharmacist-literally-calls-bs-on-cvs-rationale-for-high-drug-prices Pharmacy giant CVS has for months ignored questions in Ohio about a controversial pricing practice, but an Iowa legislative committee on Wednesday got the executive in charge to describe it. He came after a lawmaker threatened a subpoena. Rich Ponesse, senior director of trade finance for CVS Caremark, appeared before the Iowa House Government […]

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