Thyroid medication recalled: Chinese manufacturer’s failed inspection leads to recall

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/thyroid-meds-chinese-manufacture-fails-inspection-leads-to-recall.html A medication used to treat hypothyroidism has been voluntarily recalled due to quality concerns. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing specific products labeled “Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP),” according to an August 9 release. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones contained in the thyroid tablets. The voluntary national recall alert […]

Opinion: The Battle Against Opioids Could Mean Misery for Patients in Pain

Opinion: The Battle Against Opioids Could Mean Misery for Patients in Pain www.westernjournal.com/opinion-battle-opioids-mean-misery-patients-pain/ While the United States is distracted by politics, a human rights battle to the virtual death is being played out in Oregon and no mainstream media outlet is covering it. The ramifications of ending Medicaid coverage of prescribed pain medication for chronic […]

Pt sues doc & Pharmacist over rare but serious drug interaction causing pt to rob stores

Robber blames doctor and pharmacist for crimes, sues them for $49,000 https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/08/robber_claims_she_wasnt_hersel.html A 46-year-old woman who donned a ski mask and wielded a fake gun when she robbed a Southeast Portland bookstore has filed a $49,000 lawsuit against her doctor and pharmacist, claiming they gave her a dangerous mix of prescription drugs that caused her […]

CDC opioid guideline is causing harm to people in chronic pain

http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/402083-cdc-opioid-guideline-is-causing-harm-to-people-in-chronic-pain On March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The recommendations were designed for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic noncancer pain. Its purpose was to lower the supply of prescription drugs and decrease the number of opioid overdoses. […]

Make your voice heard! Last chance to comment on proposed opioid prescribing rules

https://wsma.org/Shared_Content/News/Membership_Memo/20180808/Last_chance_to_comment_on_rules_impacting_the_way_you_prescribe_opioids Make your voice heard! Last chance to comment on proposed opioid prescribing rules The WSMA is urging members to review and provide feedback on the Washington State Medical Commission’s final proposed rulemaking establishing opioid prescribing requirements for physicians and physician assistants in our state. Don’t delay; your comments are due by Aug. 16. This […]

2017 in review … what killed us

Today is 08/16/2018.. 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 […]

Americans Rationing Insulin As Prices Skyrocket | NBC Nightly News

26-year-old Alec Smith couldn’t afford the $1,300 a month insulin he needed to control his diabetes, so he tried rationing it — and died. His mother is now speaking out, telling NBC News she lost her son “because of pharmaceutical greed.”NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find […]

“One thing that stood out to me is just how little variation there is … across party lines. Dealing with opiate crisis has support from both parties

 https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/vulnerable-democrats-opioid-epidemic Vulnerable red-state Democrats are highlighting their work to address the opioid crisis in an effort to hold on to their congressional seats, even as it remains unclear whether the Senate will take key action before the midterm elections. While the opioid epidemic is a priority for much of Congress, candidates in especially hard-hit […]

Call to Action

Call to Action: PAIN WARRIORS COLLABORATIVE TEAM (QUESTIONNAIRE) We Welcome ALL Chronic Pain Patients, Advocates, Medical & Legal Professionals, Group Members, and Team Leaders from ALL PAIN GROUPS & ADVOCACY WEBSITES to JOIN FORCES & WORK TOGETHER as a COLLABORATIVE TEAM EFFORT. We’re running out of TIME and must do everything possible to change the […]

stupid is as stupid does ?

            Hi Steve, You have been such a help to me. I have an issue of course. As I stated before, I have a perfect cures report etc..I did find a pharmacy to fill my meds but now they won’t fill until 31 days! I am literally running out of […]

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