2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 06/26/2019.. 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 […]

Colorado’s example shows legal issues marijuana could bring to Illinois

Colorado’s example shows legal issues marijuana could bring to Illinois Colorado’s example shows legal issues marijuana could bring to Illinois CHICAGO – For all the back-slapping and applause as Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signs legalized marijuana into law Monday, local law enforcement is bracing for problems that could come along with it. Legalization doesn’t suddenly remove the […]

Iowa veteran’s survivors sue over VA’s illegal hiring of troubled neurosurgeon

Iowa veteran’s survivors sue over VA’s illegal hiring of troubled neurosurgeon https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2019/06/25/iowa-city-va-hospital-sued-hiring-surgeon-john-schneider-license-revoked-veterans-affairs-department/1558399001/ The survivors of an Iowa veteran who died after brain surgery at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa City are suing the VA for illegally hiring a surgeon with a history of malpractice allegations. Army veteran Richard Hopkins, 65, of Davenport died in 2017 after […]

FDA releases millions of adverse event reports on medical devices

FDA releases millions of adverse event reports on medical devices https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/fda-releases-millions-adverse-event-reports-medical-devices The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released more than 20 years of reports detailing adverse events involving medical devices, ending a program that allowed some manufacturers to keep safety issues from the public. The agency announced on Friday it has made publicly available […]

Bureaucrats: pushed “uppers” to WW II soldiers.. to push the soldiers past their limits.. to help win the war

Nazi soldiers used performance-enhancing ‘super-drug’ in World War II, shocking documentary reveals https://www.foxnews.com/science/nazi-soldiers-used-super-drug-in-world-war-ii A shocking documentary is shedding new light on just how far the Nazis and Allied soldiers went in an attempt to win World War II — including the use of performance-enhancing drugs. “Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed,” which airs June […]

there’s a “disconnect” between decisions being made by health plans and pharmacy benefit managers that “aren’t necessarily medically based” but are instead often “financially based.

KSL TV, File Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says https://www.ksl.com/article/46575999/some-patients-taken-off-opioids-too-abruptly-amid-opioid-battle-lobbyist-says SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah and the country take aim at the opioid epidemic, many with chronic pain have suffered as doctors take away or taper them off their medications, a lobbyist told legislators Monday. There are people […]

Pain patients left in anguish by doctors ‘terrified’ of opioid addiction, despite CDC change

Pain patients left in anguish by doctors ‘terrified’ of opioid addiction, despite CDC change https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/06/24/pain-patients-left-anguish-doctors-who-fear-opioid-addiction/1379636001 New York resident Mickey Saxbury worked on a General Motors assembly line for 25 years before sharp, throbbing back pain from an on-the-job injury forced him to retire. A back operation failed. A device to block his pain gradually became ineffective. […]

New York doctor says marijuana should ‘absolutely’ be taken off controlled substance list

New York doctor says marijuana should ‘absolutely’ be taken off controlled substance list https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/450213-new-york-doctor-says-marijuana-should-absolutely-be-taken-off-controlled-substance-list Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek on Tuesday said that Congress should “absolutely” remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act list, arguing that such a move would help facilitate more medical research. Kreek, a senior attending physician Rockefeller University, said her lab has struggled […]

U.S. attorney: methamphetamine as the most problematic drug in WV

Meth increasing problem www.wajr.com/meth-increasing-problem/ MORGANTOWN – The Northern District of the West Virginia U.S. Attorney’s office has opened 81 methamphetamine cases that involve 101 defendants. Those statistics are about 45 percent of the total case load. The case load has prompted U.S. attorney Bill Powell to label methamphetamine as the most problematic drug in the […]

Walmart Pharmacy Layoffs Today (June 2019)

Walmart Pharmacy Layoffs Today (June 2019) Anyone hearing about pharmacy layoffs happening today? It seems that some techs got axed – not sure how reliable the info is, chime in if you have any info… https://www.thelayoff.com/t/ZIIsPn5 9 replies (most recent on top) WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS HAPPENING????!!!!! HAS WAL-MART PUBLICLY ADDRESSED ANY OF THIS […]

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