2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 03/24/2019.. 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 […]

5 Secrets Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

5 Secrets Your Doctor Will Never Tell You The inside scoop only a physician could tell you. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/heal-the-mind-heal-the-body/201903/5-secrets-your-doctor-will-never-tell-you Medical privacy is very important in medicine and as doctors keep your problems confidential, they often also keep their problems a secret to the outside world. Here are 5 secrets doctors don’t want to reveal and how knowing […]

NACDS lauds bill to mitigate opioid abuse

NACDS lauds bill to mitigate opioid abuse www.chaindrugreview.com/nacds-lauds-bill-to-mitigate-opioid-abuse/ Legislation limits initial scripts to seven days. ARLINGTON, Va.— The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Friday welcomed Senate legislation that would limit to a seven-day supply the initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain —  a move that is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and […]

A drug of abuse that costs society THREE TIMES the cost of the war on drugs and not a crisis ?

Why Alcohol Misuse May Be the Forgotten Addiction https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/addiction-recovery-101/201812/why-alcohol-misuse-may-be-the-forgotten-addiction In recent years, Americans have begun, justifiably, to recognize the complex public health problem of opioid misuse and associated overdose deaths as a national crisis. Unfortunately, as is often the case when a tidal wave of worry about a particular health issue engulfs the nation, other […]

Change opiate regulations Emergency C.O.R.E.

There are people who make things happen, those people who watch things happen, & there are those who wonder what happened. In the face of pain, there are no heroes. ~ George Orwell, 1984 There are people who make things happen, those people who watch things happen, & there are those who wonder what happened.  […]

Why doesn’t PDMP’s really work ?

PDMP do not work mailing because healthcare professionals (prescribers and Pharmacists) have no way of verifying who they are really dealing with… because they have not been granted access to some sort of on line official database to be able to validate a driver’s License or SSN. There is a federal database for verifying SSN […]

Study Finds 90% of Medicare Patients Have Little Risk of Opioid Overdose

Study Finds 90% of Medicare Patients Have Little Risk of Opioid Overdose www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2019/3/22/study-finds-90-of-patients-have-negligible-risk-of-opioid-overdose-nbsp Current methods used to identify Medicare patients at high risk of overdosing on prescription opioids target many people who are not really at high risk, according to a team of researchers who found that over 90% of patients have little to no […]

This message is for the Mothers & Fathers of our nation’s youth

This message is for the Mothers & Fathers of our nation’s youth. It contains graphic images of what could happen to your child returning home from our Armed Forces. It demonstrates the sad truth for your son or daughter, for you and for your loved ones that to die on the battlefield is better than […]

WORDS that are used to imply a problem when stats are not available to prove a conclusion ?

Risky Painkillers Commonly Prescribed for Osteoarthritis Nearly one-third of patients in one large health system get opioids, benzodiazepines https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/aaos/78645 LAS VEGAS — Published guidelines warn that treating osteoarthritis (OA) with opioids and benzodiazepines can boost patients’ risk of falling. Nevertheless, physicians in a large health system were prescribing those drugs for the condition nearly a […]

“Bribing ” physicians to prescribe fewer opiates post surgery -pt’s QOL of little concern ?

Fewer Opioids, More Pay: New Tack on How Doctors Prescribe Them https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/fewer-opioids-more-pay-new-tack-on-how-doctors-prescribe-them Some doctors in Michigan are prescribing as few as four opioid pills for pain relief after a common gall bladder surgery. And, in return, they are paid 35 percent more for doing the surgery in tandem with patient education. The plan is an […]

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