97% of Congress voted for this law designed to DENY CHRONIC PAIN PTS APPROPRIATE THERAPY

10/03/2018 Senate Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6. by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 – 1. Record Vote Number: 221. 09/17/2018 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 – 1. Record Vote Number: 210. 06/22/2018-12:03pm House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 396 – 14 […]

DEA: diversion of prescription opioids into the black market is now a rare event

DEA Is About to Demonstrate “How Little They Know About What They Imagine They Can Design” https://www.cato.org/blog/dea-about-demonstrate-how-little-they-know-about-what-they-imagine-they-can-design Last month the Drug Enforcement Administration, tasked with setting quotas for opioid production in the U.S, announced a proposal to reduce production levels another 10 percent, having already reduced production by 25 percent in 2017 and an additional […]

Hospital Acquired Infections: BODY COUNT … up to 100,000/yr – BUT NO CRISIS HERE

New technologies have potential to prevent HAIs https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/nosocomial-infections/news/print/infectious-disease-news/%7B521b9799-cd2c-4872-b444-b34ced54ee6b%7D/new-technologies-have-potential-to-prevent-hais Curtis J. Donskey, MD, and colleagues at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center had a novel idea to prevent some infections in their facility. During influenza season, patients entering the hospital coughing and sneezing can use one of the many available touchscreens to check in. “Dozens […]

asked to share: Medical Board Corruption is violating Your Constitutional Rights!

Medical Board Corruption is violating Your Constitutional Rights! https://www.change.org/p/dr-arnold-feldman-medical-board-corruption-is-violating-your-constitutional-rights Feldman v Federation                                                Patient Petition               For Patients and their families, friends and loved ones     […]

Study: Chocolate chip cookies as addictive as cocaine

Study: Chocolate chip cookies as addictive as cocaine https://www.wowktv.com/news/u-s-world/study-chocolate-chip-cookies-as-addictive-as-cocaine/ BORDEAUX, France (WIAT) — Having a hard time staying away from the cookie jar? According to the smart cookies behind a recent study, there’s a reason you can’t deny your sugar cravings. Researchers at the University of Bordeaux say the combination of ingredients in a traditional chocolate […]

Last-ditch opioid settlement in Ohio could open door for much larger deal

Last-ditch opioid settlement in Ohio could open door for much larger deal https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/ohio-counties-drug-firms-reach-260m-settlement-averting-trial/2019/10/21/c9ac1dd4-f39f-11e9-ad8b-85e2aa00b5ce_story.html CLEVELAND — Two Ohio counties and four drug companies settled a landmark lawsuit over responsibility for the opioid epidemic Monday in a deal that could help push the parties toward a wide-ranging agreement on more than 2,400 similar claims filed across the […]

Gee, Pain Pills Are Not Killers. And the Sun Rises in the East. Who Knew?

Gee, Pain Pills Are Not Killers. And the Sun Rises in the East. Who Knew? https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/10/21/gee-pain-pills-are-not-killers-and-sun-rises-east-who-knew-14349 Anyone see a trend? Source: FDA, Pain News In 2016 I testified at an FDA hearing about the “opioid crisis,” which was starting to make its way into the news in a big way. I was the last of 15 speakers, […]

DEA on adjusting quotas for opioids

DEA on adjusting quotas for opioids In our series, Issues that Matter, we are focusing on the opioid crisis. According to the CDC, almost 400,000 Americans died from prescription and illicit opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2017. In 2017, more than 2.1 million Americans were addicted to opioids. This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration is […]

SUICIDE: who you gonna call ?

Until a few years ago … suicide was considered a CRIME… now we have some 6 states that have laws that makes “death with dignity” condones certain suicides within the guidelines that the state consider acceptable and reportedly a large number of states are considering passing same/similar laws. It is still ILLEGAL to assist and/or […]

How the DEA is cracking down on resurgence of meth

How the DEA is cracking down on resurgence of meth https://www.10tv.com/article/how-dea-cracking-down-resurgence-meth-2019-oct Opioids aren’t the only drugs causing major problems in our area. ​Methamphetamines are making a big come-back. The number of arrests for methamphetamines has grown 5 times in the Southern District of Ohio just since 2014. “There is no shortage of work,” said Mauricio […]

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