The states using medical marijuana for opioid substitutes

https://www.axios.com/medical-marijuana-opioid-epidemic-1dbe0f8c-9061-4d4e-a201-c6d40a587fdd.html More states are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative to the addictive prescription painkillers that have driven the public health crisis. Why it matters: Recent studies found that states with legalized medical marijuana laws have seen lower opioid overdose death rates compared to states that ban it. By the numbers: 64,000 Americans died […]

Hayley Wyatt suffered – and DIED – from the most painful condition on Earth

https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/hayley-wyatt-suffered-from-the-most-painful-condition-on-earth-20180715-p4zrnt.html Hayley Wyatt’s last words in this world were “mum, mum”. She was sitting on the sofa, and calling out for help. Then there was a pause. She said “mum” one last time. It sounded urgent. But there was nothing Charlotte Wyatt could do to help her daughter. Hayley’s family wants answers. Now the family […]

My patients’ quality of life is not worth risking my practice or my license over

Doctors restricted my husband’s pain medication. He committed suicide. https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2018/07/24/tennessees-opioid-regulations-precipitated-my-husbands-death/797988002/ There have recently been a few minor stories about the closing of Comprehensive Pain Specialists clinics across the region due to financial issues and a federal criminal investigation. Some have even mentioned that an estimated 45,000 pain patients are now without a pain management doctor.  If […]

Man sues doctor, pharmacist after alleged misdiagnosis, overdose leads to severe skin condition

Man sues doctor, pharmacist after alleged misdiagnosis, overdose leads to severe skin condition Man sues doctor, pharmacist after alleged misdiagnosis, overdose leads to severe skin condition PARKER, Colo. –  A 22-year old Colorado man spent three weeks in a local burn unit after he was prescribed a drug for a mental health condition he does not have, according […]

One Man’s $50 Billion Vendetta Against Opioids

From America’s overdose capital, lawyer Paul Farrell is rallying communities to sue https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-23/lawyer-paul-farrell-s-50-billion-vendetta-against-opioids The place might sound familiar, even if you’ve never been there: the Appalachian foothills, down by the Ohio River, where the sirens scream addiction and death. Twenty-six overdoses in one afternoon. The highest death rate in the state. One in 10 babies […]

How responsive some members of Congress are ?

Several weeks ago I sent a email to the three members of Congress that representatives in the Senate for Indiana and Indiana’s  9th district in Indiana What I wrote them about had nothing to do about chronic pain put what I had experienced from our Medicare Part D insurance and charging us about SIX TIMES […]

The CDC Quietly Admits It Screwed Up Counting Opioid Pills

The CDC Quietly Admits It Screwed Up Counting Opioid Pills https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/03/19/cdc-quietly-admits-it-screwed-dishonestly-counting-pills-12717 Here’s the title of an opinion piece in the April issue of the American Journal of Public Health, which was published by four authors at the CDC: “Quantifying the Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Overdose Death”  I don’t like the title very much. It (intentionally, no […]

Another PARANOID prescriber ?

In case any of your readers still believe this “opioid war” is not harming the innocent, please tell them to read on: I let my little 17 year old dog, who could not see very well, out into our fenced-in yard so she could do her business. She usually does this quickly, then barks at […]

DEA raids business… seizes legal CBD oil and CASH

https://www.myhighplains.com/news/dea-seizes-cbd-oils-from-local-business/1324116579 AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – A local business was visited by the Drug Enforcement Agency earlier this week. Amarillo Police said they had narcotics officers on scene assisting the DEA at the Green Gorilla. We talked to the company’s attorney, Ryan Brown, who said the DEA served a search warrant on Monday looking for evidence […]

THE CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF HEALTH CARE: Part 1 And Health Professionals are Letting It Happen!

THE CORPORATE DESTRUCTION OF HEALTH CARE: Part 1 And Health Professionals are Letting It Happen! http://pharmacistactivist.com/2018/July_2018.shtml This commentary is from a recently RETIRED Pharmacy School Professor I remember the time when physicians, pharmacists, other health professionals, and healthcare institutions such as hospitals had both the authority and responsibility for the decisions regarding the healthcare services, […]

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