Kolodny: 90 MME is an “extremely high, dangerous dose.”

Lost in the battle to create fewer new patients addicted to opioids: Longtime pain patients http://www.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/chronic-pain-patients-opioid-prescribing-limits-medicare-20180524.html Krissy Houser is one of many chronic pain patients who are feeling besieged by new government and insurance company policies limiting prescription opioids. The Bucks County woman was taking high doses of the highly addictive pain medications until her […]

Something I have never done in my SIX YEARS of blogging..

    Several weeks ago I woke up one morning with a high end of the pain scale pain going down my right leg. Years ago I had a sciatic nerve flare and the pain seem to be very familiar from back then.  I had a fair number of opiates on hand … so I […]

A person in work related untreated pain.. willing to do anything to keep their job ?

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/poulsbo-police-officer-charged-with-felony-drug-possession-1/705177628 A Washington police officer has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft after authorities say she stole narcotics from a city’s prescription drug disposal box. Smaaladen was placed on administrative leave in November. Police Chief Dan Schoonmaker said the conduct will not be tolerated, but described Smaaladen as an “otherwise exceptional […]

DEA: raids wrong house… may take up to ONE YEAR for them to fix house damages ?

TBI investigating raid on wrong house in Bradley County; DEA apologizes to family http://newschannel9.com/news/local/tbi-investigating-raid-on-wrong-house-in-bradley-county-dea-apologizes-to-family CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Drug Enforcement Administration acknowledged it made a mistake when officers raided Spencer Renck’s house on Tuesday morning. The Bradley County Sheriff’s office assisted in the raid, which happened during the search for a murder suspect who was staying […]

Providing MAT…. needed therapy or a PROFIT CENTER ?

www.jennystradling.com/blog/marketing-to-eaps-with-mat-why-your-treatment-center-needs-to-offer-mat/ Marketing to EAPs with MAT: Why Your Treatment Center Needs to Offer MAT As of April 2018, about 127 million people were employed on a full-time basis in the United States. Of those, 25 percent are struggling with a mental illness. That means currently more than 31 million Americas are working and dealing with […]

More Mergers… fewer pt choices… HIGHER PROFITS…. poorer pt outcomes ?

Insurance Consolidation May Soon Include Hospitals, Create Powerhouses http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/health-plans/insurance-consolidation-may-soon-include-hospitals-create-powerhouses Recent moves to consolidate insurance customers under one corporate structure could lead next to carriers acquiring hospital networks. The continued market consolidation and efforts to create an “all-in-one” approach to healthcare insurance customers may lead to carriers acquiring large hospital networks, particularly if the CVS-Aetna transaction […]

Another ATTORNEY… giving medical advice… educated in the 70’s …clueless in the 21 century ?

Schumer: Deadly ‘super pills’ are making opioid epidemic even worse https://nypost.com/2018/05/20/schumer-deadly-super-pills-are-making-opioid-epidemic-even-worse/ More than a million high-dose opioid “super pills” are prescribed by doctors every month, creating an opioid epidemic that’s “on steroids,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. A single super pill has at least 80 morphine equivalents, a dosage the senator said is rarely needed […]

House of Rep: why pass a single opiate related bill… when you can pass 32 ?

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed 32 opioid-related bills last week, which now advance to vote by the full House of Representatives Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) introduced both bills, including the Opioid Screening and Chronic Pain Management Alternatives for Seniors Act (H.R. 5798) and the Postoperative Opioid Prevention Act (H.R. 5809). The first, H.R. […]

FDA: Kratom is UNSAFE… but we have no proof that it is UNSAFE .. JUST OUR OPINION ?

FDA warns companies selling illegal, unapproved kratom products marketed for opioid cessation, pain treatment and other medical uses https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm608447.htm The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to three marketers and distributors of kratom products – Front Range Kratom of Aurora, Colorado; Kratom Spot of Irvine, California and Revibe, Inc., of Kansas City, […]

Veteran Opioid Abuse Prevention Act Passes the House

http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/veteran-opioid-abuse-prevention-act-passes-the-house/1191734447 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn’s Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act passed in the house. The bill calls for increased transparency among VA prescribing of controlled substances. It directs the department of veterans affairs to connect health care providers to a national network of drug monitoring programs. They will then track data to identify abuse […]

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