Often Mistaken But Never in Doubt. Dr. Debra Houry and CDC Guidelines on Opioid Prescription in Chronic Pain

Often Mistaken But Never in Doubt. Dr. Debra Houry and CDC Guidelines on Opioid Prescription in Chronic Pain https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/10/28/often-mistaken-never-doubt-dr-debra-houry-and-cdc-guidelines-opioid-prescription-chronic-pain-14363 For people in pain, the following history is familiar.  After a year of political maneuvering and under-the-table influence peddling, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at CDC issued a “guideline” in March 2016, […]

Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. The CARE Act

From: opioid-safety-and-naloxone-network@googlegroups.com <opioid-safety-and-naloxone-network@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Daniel Raymond Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 2:49 PM To: OSNN <opioid-safety-and-naloxone-network@googlegroups.com> Subject: [OSNN] Fwd: Responses Due by COB Wed., 10/30: CSOO Letter to E&C Re CARE Act of 2019 Hi everyone – Kelly Corredor with the American Society of Addiction Medicine is asking for organizational sign-ons to the […]

All of N America is in denial of care ?

23 Seniors Died After Receiving Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies

23 Seniors Died After Receiving Flu Shot Sold by Pharmacies https://healthimpactnews.com/2013/23-seniors-died-after-receiving-this-years-flu-shot-sold-by-pharmacies/ Package insert for Fluzone flu vaccine marketed to seniors reveals 23 seniors died during drug trial The annual marketing campaign pushing people to receive flu vaccinations is in full force. CVS Pharmacies is offering a 20% off shopping pass if you purchase a flu […]

My pain is not being covered because I am an aging white female being put in my place

My Story: Why Isn’t My Pain Covered? http://nationalpainreport.com/my-story-why-isnt-my-pain-covered-8841427.html My chronic pain treatment has not been covered since the CDC guidelines were published. But the reasons my pain is not covered are different. It’s because of what I am. I’m an older white female. Let me explain. I have arthritis all over the place, yes; and […]

The Part D prgms are not going to tell you that you are paying too much – unless you ask !

If you don’t compare your med costs under Part D – YOU MAY BE VERY SORRY ! Few days ago I make the above post … Since then I had 5 prescriptions filled for Barb and myself at the local independent pharmacy that we patronize… currently and for the last 13-14 yrs we have had […]

Medicaid pts: the unwilling pawns in the battle over who can make the most money off of this population

Ohio’s largest Medicaid provider cuts ties with Walgreens https://www.dispatch.com/news/20191025/ohios-largest-medicaid-provider-cuts-ties-with-walgreens More than half of Ohio’s Medicaid recipients will lose access to Walgreens pharmacies on Jan 1. CareSource, Ohio’s largest Medicaid provider, is cutting ties with the state’s second-largest pharmacy retailer. Walgreens, Ohio’s second-largest pharmacy retailer, will no longer service the state’s largest Medicaid provider as of […]

New Florida bill could require a prescription for most sunscreens

New Florida bill could require a prescription for most sunscreens https://www.pharmacist.com/article/new-florida-bill-could-require-prescription-most-sunscreens Florida Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) is proposing requiring a prescription for most sunscreens due to environmental concerns. “It really is for the survival of our coral reefs and fishery,” says Stewart, noting there are two chemicals in sunscreens—Oxybenzone and Octinoxate—that are getting into the […]

Hy-Vee pharmacies implement new opioid prescription policy – 7 days limit on acute pain

Hy-Vee pharmacies implement new opioid prescription policy https://www.channel3000.com/news/hy-vee-pharmacies-to-limit-quantities-of-opioids/1135442312 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee pharmacies will limit opioid prescriptions for treatment of acute pain to seven days starting Thursday, according to a news release. Hy-Vee Grocery Stores said ​​​​​​the new seven-day limit “does not apply to chronic pain; pain being treated as a part of […]

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the US, but in some places, meth kills more – just another crisis ?

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the US, but in some places, meth kills more https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/health/fentanyl-deadliest-drug/index.html Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug in the United States. But in some areas of the country, methamphetamine kills more people. A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics found that […]

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