Treatment for the opiate crisis – creating another crisis ? – who could have seen this coming ?

Kids’ Exposure to Buprenorphine Skyrockets https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/898671 The number of children aged 19 years and younger exposed to buprenorphine, an opiate widely prescribed to treat pain and opioid use disorder, has been rising since 2007, according to a study published online June 25 in Pediatrics. Researchers led by Sara Post, MS, from the Center for Injury […]

husband called Winn-Dixie corporate and they said the Pharmacist was just outright lying to you !

My husband was getting his medication at Winn-Dixie and had been getting it for several years and after 3 weeks of waiting the pharmacist told him he no longer fit the criteria and he asked what was that he said he didn’t know but corporate told them so my husband called corporate and they said […]

The Myth of Morphine Equivalent Daily Dosage

The Myth of Morphine Equivalent Daily Dosage https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/863477 For far too many years, pain researchers and clinicians have relied on the concept of the morphine equivalent daily dosage (MEDD), or some variant of it, as a means of comparing the “relative corresponding quantity” of the numerous opioid molecules that are important tools in the treatment […]

This individual committed suicide this morning because the pain was overwhelming

A twitter follower tweeted the following this morning at 4:27 AM: (Name and handle withheld) Last tweet don’t bother responding I won’t be here. Or anywhere thanks for no one responding to my cry for help This individual committed suicide this morning because the pain was overwhelming. HOW LONG ARE WE AS A SOCIETY GOING […]

TN: As of July 1, if you have a prescription for opioid drugs, you’ll see some changes when you go to the pharmacy

Here’s what new Tennessee opioid restrictions mean at your doctor’s office and pharmacy https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/health/2018/06/29/tennessee-opioid-prescription-law-pharmacy/746208002/ As of July 1, if you have a prescription for opioid drugs, you’ll see some changes when you go to the pharmacy. That’s the date legislation related to Gov. Bill Haslam’s sweeping TN Together opioid reform takes effect. Haslam budgeted more […]

USA TODAY reporter “wants your denial of pain management story “

Jayne O’Donnell‏ @JayneODonnell If you suffer from chronic pain, I’d like to know how the state and federal government response to the opioid epidemic has affected you. DM me or email jodonnell@usatoday.com     article now published https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/727015002  

Man claims Walgreens refused to fill valid prescription, slandered him to police

Man claims Walgreens refused to fill valid prescription, slandered him to police https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511466180-man-claims-walgreens-refused-to-fill-valid-prescription-slandered-him-to-police CHICAGO — A man is suing Walgreens and a pharmacist for alleged professional negligence, slander and vicarious liability. Erron Fisher filed a complaint June 19 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants intentionally made false statements to the police to stop […]

A new “opiate crisis”… causing more people to suffer and die ?

Injectable opioid shortages put hospitals on brink of public health crisis www.whyy.org/articles/injectable-opioid-shortages-put-hospitals-on-brink-of-public-health-crisis/ As the director of pharmacy at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Neshaminy Kasbekar used to place orders for injectable opioids a couple of times a week so that the staff would have a week’s supply on hand at any one point. Now, she’s placing […]

Databases key to Trump’s crackdown on opioids

Databases key to Trump’s crackdown on opioids The databases are helping to reduce opioid prescriptions, which have fallen by nearly a third since 2011. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/29/databases-key-crackdown-on-opioids-686879 Bolstered by harsh law-and-order rhetoric from President Donald Trump and his aides, police around the country are using electronic databases to unleash a vast crackdown on opioid abusers and the […]

Indiana lawmaker plans to sponsor bill in upcoming session to legalize medical marijuana in state

https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/indiana-lawmaker-plans-to-sponsor-bill-in-upcoming-session-to-legalize-medical-marijuana-in-state INDIANAPOLIS — One Indiana lawmaker says medical marijuana could be legal in the state as early as next year. Republican State Representative Jim Lucas is sponsoring a bill in the upcoming session and says medical marijuana can help those who are in pain as well as people who are addicted to opioids. “Now with […]

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