Covid-19 deaths DOWN 1.2% HEADLINE: HOSP admissions increased 24% this week

COVID-19 admissions increased 24% this week: 9 CDC findings https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/covid-19-admissions-increased-24-this-week-9-cdc-findings.html The nation is now reporting more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases daily as hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 20. Nine findings: Cases 1. As of May 18, the nation’s seven-day case average was 101,130, an […]

When a pain management practitioner – really could care less about really trying to manage a pt’s pain

I had a interesting conversation with a chronic pain pt yesterday. This pt shared with me a 18 minute recording of a office visit with a mid-level practitioner. This is suppose to be a pain practice and this pt has a torturous level of pain in each shoulder from two separate accidents.  The pain is […]

Roe vs wade: how could it help/hurt the chronic pain community

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-is-roe-v-wade-leaked-supreme-court-draft-opinion The 1973 landmark decision made abortion legal for women during their first trimester of pregnancy Option 1: There has been a leak concerning that the SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe vs Wage.. If this comes to pass then an abortion falls back to the states rules/laws. Senator Manchin recently stated that there are […]

IV Tylenol Flops In Yet Another Pain Trial—To No One’s Surprise

IV Tylenol Flops In Yet Another Pain Trial—To No One’s Surprise https://www.acsh.org/news/2022/05/20/iv-tylenol-flops-yet-another-pain-trial%E2%80%94-no-ones-surprise-16319 For reasons I cannot fathom, we are treated to yet another clinical trial about IV Tylenol and whether it can decrease the amount of morphine needed by pain patients in the ER. Here’s your hint: No. Image: Wikimedia Commons Since I am nothing […]

Feds Ask for Covid-19 “Misinformation” — Indiana Attorney General Sends Them CDC Remarks

Feds Ask for Covid-19 “Misinformation” — Indiana Attorney General Sends Them CDC Remarks https://thenewamerican.com/feds-ask-for-covid-19-misinformation-indiana-attorney-general-sends-them-cdc-remarks/ When the U.S. Surgeon General’s office asked states to supply it with examples of Covid-19 misinformation, it probably did not expect what it got from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita: a list of false statements from Centers for Disease Control and […]

CMS Proposal to Suppress Hospital Safety Data Angers Advocates

CMS Proposal to Suppress Hospital Safety Data Angers Advocates Agency says COVID disruptions, staff shortages hamper ability to fairly score poor performers https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/98843 Large employer coalitions and consumer advocates are angrily pushing back against a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to suppress public reporting of key measures of preventable hospital-caused harms, […]

Butler Pharmacy Graduates Earn Highest Pass Rate on the NAPLEX® Licensure Exam

Butler Pharmacy Graduates Earn Highest Pass Rate on the NAPLEX® Licensure Exam https://stories.butler.edu/butler-pharmacy-graduates-earn-highest-pass-rate-on-the-naplex-licensure-exam/ If student outcomes ultimately define the quality and rigor of a college’s curriculum, as many people assert, then Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) has a claim to being the best of its kind in the nation. Graduates of […]

One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable

One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable CMS needs to do more to penalize facilities with avoidable adverse events, report says https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/98701 Medicare patients continue to experience harm during hospital stays, even after a decade of intensive efforts to decrease provider-caused adverse events, according to a report from the HHS Office […]

Contact Congress to stop FDA & Big Pharma’s attempt to control supplements and get power to ban kratom

Contact Congress to stop FDA & Big Pharma’s attempt to control supplements and get power to ban kratom The Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization is being used to give the FDA even more power to threaten kratom and all supplements First off, we understand this is getting into the legislative weeds, but this is incredibly […]

After years, pharmacy-middleman suit might finally come to trial

  After years, pharmacy-middleman suit might finally come to trial https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/05/16/after-years-pharmacy-middleman-suit-might-finally-come-to-trial/ Since at least 2016, Ohio pharmacists have been accusing large companies acting as pharmacy middlemen of abusive practices, which they deny. And since 2019, the state has been accusing them as well, in the form of lawsuits. Now, after years of wrangling in court, […]

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