U.S. Pain Foundation… changing mission statement… aligning with the NO OPIATES FOR ANYONE GROUP(s) ?

Author and Actress, Karen Duffy, to be a Focal Point & Consulting Producer for Documentary BALANCING THE PAIN SCALE https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Author-and-Actress-Karen-Duffy-to-be-a-Focal-Point-Consulting-Producer-for-Documentary-BALANCING-THE-PAIN-SCALE-20180711 A new documentary will combine the talents of author and actress Karen Duffy, two-time Emmy and seven-time Telly Award winning filmmaker Yellow Dog Productions and author, advocate and Interim CEO of U.S. Pain Foundation Nicole […]

A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis… Has HIPAA protected data just become a OPEN BOOK ?

A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/year-historic-action-combat-opioid-crisis/ One year ago this week, President Donald J. Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Ever since, the Trump Administration has applied an all-of-Government approach to the epidemic, allowing each agency and department to do their part to help the cause. This […]

is this a indication of the level of care that Kaiser Permanente provides to its pts ?

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dead at 60 https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/kaiser-permanente-ceo-bernard-tyson-dead Health care provider Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson died Sunday at the age of 60, FOX Business confirmed. Tyson had been active on social media as of Saturday, after speaking at a gathering called AfroTech. “It is with profound sadness that we announce that Bernard J. […]

DEA clarifies guidance on forwarding unfilled e-prescribed controlled substances

DEA clarifies guidance on forwarding unfilled e-prescribed controlled substances http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/dea-clarifies-guidance-forwarding-unfilled-e-prescribed-controlled-substances WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration recently clarified for pharmacists the protocol for forwarding unfilled prescriptions for controlled substances. The DEA’s associate section chief of the liaison and policy section of the DEA’s Diversion Control division Loren Miller clarified that an original e-prescription can be […]

NACDS Submits Comments to President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

NACDS Submits Comments to President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/07/p9759366/nacds-submits-comments-to-presidents-commission-on-combating-drug-addic National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, submitted official comments to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which is chaired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. President […]

they stopped their pain meds… The results have sometimes turned tragic.

VA doctors freely handed out pain medications to veterans for years. Then they stopped. The results have sometimes turned tragic. http://www.startribune.com/cut-off-veterans-struggle-to-live-with-va-s-new-painkiller-policy/311225761/ Story by Mark Brunswick, Photographs by Brian Peterson Star Tribune July 12, 2015 — 12:00PM WORST-CASE: Iraq veterans Zach Williams and Ryan Trunzo overdosed after battling chronic pain and withdrawls from pain medication. Zach […]

VA kicks vets off pain meds in favor of alternatives like yoga and acupuncture

VA kicks vets off pain meds in favor of alternatives like yoga and acupuncture, but it’s not keeping up with the desperate demand. http://www.startribune.com/the-new-goal-at-the-va-treating-the-root-causes-of-veterans-pain/311225971/ VA kicks vets off pain meds in favor of alternatives like yoga and acupuncture, but it’s not keeping up with the desperate demand. Story by Mark Brunswick, Photographs by Brian Peterson […]

A well-documented dilemma unfolds when doctors decide to practice law and lawyers decide to practice medicine

   A few years ago this Attorney/Pharmacist called me up… out of the blue…. forgot why now.. but we have had several conversations and email exchanges over the interim… In talking with him… we are months apart in age… similar backgrounds… and – IMO – he could have been my twin brother from another Mother… […]

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