2018 in review … what killed us

Today is 11/21/2019.. 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 […]

what can happen when you deal with a nameless/faceless mail order pharmacy ?

An example of why not to use Mail Order Pharmacies… “Patient’s niece wanted me to help her uncle since he was so confused about his meds. Saw this and nearly fainted. Those fridge items you see were just sitting on a table by the bed. Unopened boxes from AMAZON PILLPACK. “They have tried to tell […]

What Are Medicare Opioid Guidelines?

What Are Medicare Opioid Guidelines? https://www.verywellhealth.com/medicare-and-the-opioid-epidemic-4684180 The opioid epidemic affects people of all ages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. While drugs like heroin and illicitly-manufactured fentanyl account for the majority of cases, 35% of deaths were attributable to prescription opioids like […]

Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Warren 100 billion to treat ADDICTION

‘Missed Opportunity.’ Warren’s Opioid Plan Has a Major Blind Spot, Experts Say https://fortune.com/2019/05/22/elizabeth-warren-opioid-plan-care/ Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a $100 billion plan to address the opioid epidemic earlier this month, earning praise for recognizing the scale of response the crisis requires. Drug policy experts, however, say that while her proposal is […]

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St. Joseph County Drug Unit being shut down amid uptick of violence

St. Joseph County Drug Unit being shut down amid uptick of violence https://wsbt.com/news/local/st-joseph-county-drug-unit-being-shut-down St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said that even thought the Drug Investigation Unit is being shut down, that doesn’t mean the fight against drugs is over. Cotter said it’s a combination of Drug Unit success and resources and that with the […]

The Myth of Morphine Equivalent Daily Dosage

The Myth of Morphine Equivalent Daily Dosage Michael E. Schatman, PhD; Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD May 24, 2016 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/863477 For far too many years, pain researchers and clinicians have relied on the concept of the morphine equivalent daily dosage (MEDD), or some variant of it, as a means of comparing the “relative corresponding quantity” of the […]

CVS: reducing more man hours in their Rx depts ?

If you patronize a CVS pharmacy and already believe that their Rx dept staff is understaffed and overworked  this appears to be a chart of MORE REDUCED MAN HOURS in their Rx depts. Common sense suggests that when a staff is already over worked and understaffed and total man hours are reduced… in the pharmacy […]

UTAH: politicians doing the “people’s business” as long as they personally profit ?

Utah’s Top Anti-Cannabis Lawmaker is Also One of the State’s Largest Opiate Seller https://hightimes.com/news/politics/utahs-top-anti-cannabis-lawmaker-also-states-largest-opiate-sellers/ A potentially explosive report detailing the distribution of pharmaceutical opiates reveals a disturbing connection between Utah’s anti-medical cannabis movement and the pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, one of the state’s leading anti-legalization policymakers is also one of the state’s biggest seller of opiates. […]

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