Law enforcement pushes back on Michigan civil asset forfeiture reforms

Law enforcement pushes back on Michigan civil asset forfeiture reforms https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/19/law-enforcement-pushes-back-michigan-civil-asset-forfeiture-reforms/2913449002/ Lansing — Bipartisan legislation that would reform the state’s controversial civil asset forfeiture laws received pushback Tuesday from Michigan law enforcement. The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police voiced opposition in a state House committee to proposals that would require a conviction before police permanently forfeit […]

two PBMs charged $224 million more a year for drugs than they were reimbursing pharmacists – just in OHIO !

Attorney General Dave Yost seeks $16 million repayment from pharmacy middleman OptumRx https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190219/attorney-general-dave-yost-seeks-16-million-repayment-from-pharmacy-middleman-optumrx After nearly a year of investigating, Ohio is taking its first steps to recover money from pharmacy middlemen who do billions of dollars worth of business with state agencies. Attorney General Dave Yost announced Tuesday that he is seeking repayment of nearly […]

Canadian study finds benzodiazepine use in patients drops 45 percent after medical cannabis treatment

Canadian study finds benzodiazepine use in patients drops 45 percent after medical cannabis treatment Canadian study finds benzodiazepine use in patients drops 45 percent after medical cannabis treatment Four in 10 patients who regularly consumed benzodiazepines stopped taking the medication within about six months of initiating and being monitored on medical cannabis, Aleafia Health Inc. […]

DOJ sticking with CVS-Aetna merger pact despite negative public comments

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/doj-sticking-with-cvs-aetna-merger-pact-despite-negative-public-comments/548601/ Dive Brief: After reading 173 comments from the public — all expressing some opinion about the proposed settlement in the CVS-Aetna merger case — the Department of Justice said its agreement would remain unchanged. The feedback reflected a “wide range of views,” the DOJ said in a response filed last week in the D.C. […]

2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 02/19/2019.. who will not be here tomorrow 2016 in review … what killed us 2017 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 […]

Grand Slam Article by Dr. Josh Bloom Shows True Opioid Stats

Grand Slam Article by Dr. Josh Bloom Shows True Opioid Stats www.medium.com/@heatherzamm/grand-slam-article-from-dr-josh-bloom-shows-true-opioid-statistics-a83331e84161 Government Failure Unreported by Media; Meth Deaths Triple & Then Some Since ‘11 I checked in to the ACSH website as it has been almost a month, with holidays and whatnot, and I was blown away by the article Dr. Bloom had published on December […]

Filling so many prescriptions so fast that a pharmacist’s biggest concern is the ability to use the bathroom

  Filling so many prescriptions so fast that a pharmacist’s biggest concern is the ability to use the bathroom. Our study showed compliance with dispensing laws to be around 20%…so any wonder as to how the apetite for drug use amongst our citizens grew? Look to the insurance contracts and the chains that willingly signed […]

Using opioids to treat addiction is considered the gold standard. So why aren’t more doctors prescribing them?

Using opioids to treat addiction is considered the gold standard. So why aren’t more doctors prescribing them? https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/using-opioids-to-treat-addiction-is-considered-the-gold-standard/article_429a001f-a7ab-5cca-8c50-b0a49df8989f.html PHILADELPHIA — Doctors need no special training to prescribe the opioid pain pills widely blamed for fueling a national addiction crisis. But prescribing the medicine considered the gold standard for addiction treatment is another story entirely. Opioid-based […]

Woman’s estate blames medical care providers for her death

Woman’s estate blames medical care providers for her death https://wvrecord.com/stories/511741378-woman-s-estate-blames-medical-care-providers-for-her-death HUNTINGTON — An administrator is suing a medical providers, citing alleged negligence and vicarious liability. Kateland McCreery filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they deviated from acceptable standards of medical care. According to the complaint, McCreery alleges that on […]

If everyone doesn’t file complaints with oversight agencies – you deserve what you end up with !

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