Minnesota bill: states that EVERY INDIVIDUAL has a fundamental right to make individual autonomous health decisions

This post is not about Roe v. Wade or Doe v. Gomez or Abortion rights in general. Our Declaration of Independence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life%2C_Liberty_and_the_pursuit_of_Happiness states the following: We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which […]

It is Time for Policymakers to Protect Patients from Predatory Practices of Insurers and PBMs

It is Time for Policymakers to Protect Patients from Predatory Practices of Insurers and PBMs https://www.acsh.org/news/2023/01/17/it-time-policymakers-protect-patients-predatory-practices-insurers-and-pbms-16816 Policymakers often talk about protecting patients against the predatory practices of insurers and PBMs. It is about time for state and federal legislators to support such legislations to ensure that ONLY patients benefit from such patient assistance programs and […]

CVS, Walmart to Cut Pharmacy Hours as Staffing Squeeze Continues

CVS, Walmart to Cut Pharmacy Hours as Staffing Squeeze Continues Operating schedules remain ‘pain point’ as chains seek to improve work environment https://www.wsj.com/articles/cvs-walmart-to-cut-pharmacy-hours-as-staffing-squeeze-continues-11674796388 CVS says most of its reduced hours will be when there is low patient demand or when a store has only one pharmacist on site.Photo: GABBY JONES for The Wall Street Journal […]

Per two pain experts: we must reintegrate pain with the rest of human suffering as a necessary part of a full life

DOES $ 50.00 for a PAPERBACK seems a bit HIGH ? I have not bought this book, nor read this book, nor The American Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, contains these famous words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their […]

When part of Medicare is controlled by a for profit insurance company: Medicare Part D Plan Prices May Change Unexpectedly

Medicare Part D Plan Prices May Change Unexpectedly How many seniors end up paying more than they thought they would? https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/102834 What if you leased a car, then realized the monthly payment would increase as soon as you drove off the lot, costing you hundreds more? What if the warranty covers much less than what […]

Something you will never hear the DEA say : “Cutting people off from Opioids may not be the best solution”

Something you will never hear the DEA say : “Cutting people off from Opioids may not be the best solution” https://www.npr.org/podcasts/478859728/think#:~:text=Cutting%20people%20off%20from%20opioids,in%20pain%20still%20need%20help  

Pharmacist and technician shortage threatens access to health care

Pharmacist and technician shortage threatens access to health care https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2023/01/23/pharmacist-technician-shortage-threatens-access-health-care/ SDSU pharmacy enrollment down 34%, pharmacies are ‘randomly reducing hours and closing’ SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (South Dakota Searchlight) – When Jessica Strobl’s 87-year-old grandmother needed to fill an antibiotic prescription last fall, her regular Black Hills area pharmacy was closed. She returned the next day […]

Warning From a CVS Pharmacist

Warning From a CVS Pharmacist https://pharmacistactivist.com/2023/January_2023.shtml I am grateful to the readers of The Pharmacist Activist who send me information and commentaries of which I otherwise would not be aware. Many of these messages are social media postings, some of which I have included in previous issues. I have provided one below from a CVS […]

Will a CVS Caremark Mail-Order Pharmacy License be Revoked?

Will a CVS Caremark Mail-Order Pharmacy License be Revoked? https://pharmacistactivist.com/2023/January_2023.shtml A Pharmacist Activist reader called my attention to an article in STAT+, “California wants to revoke a CVS mail-order license for illegally filling opioid and ADHD prescriptions” (Ed Silverman, Dec. 21, 2022). The Accusation (Case No. 7258) was filed on October 10, 2022 by the […]

CVS Follies: How to Turn a Charitable Contribution into a Scandal and Lawsuit!

CVS Follies: How to Turn a Charitable Contribution into a Scandal and Lawsuit! https://pharmacistactivist.com/2023/January_2023.shtml November is “National Diabetes Month.” On November 2, 2021, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CVS Health each made announcements about a partnership between the two organizations that described a CVS $10 million commitment over three years to the ADA to […]

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