Eleventh commandment broken again ?

In case you are not aware of what the ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS : Nothing is ILLEGAL unless you get caught.. do not get caught CVS Faces TCPA class action http://washingtonexaminer.com/cvs-faces-tcpa-class-action/article/feed/2137647 From the article: A class action lawsuit was filed against CVS Pharmacy after the plaintiffs claimed it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the […]

How things are changing !

Years ago.. back in the ’80’s.. I was one of 5-6 national moderator of a Pharmacy Bulletin Board called Helix.. I think that it was sponsored by Glaxo.. and it was based out of the St Louis College of Pharmacy.. This is back when we were dealing with state of the art 14.4 or 28.8 […]

Could the number of people abusing some substance going to increase ?

It is estimated that there are some 6 million people that are abusing some substance (legal & illegal) – other than alcohol & tobacco . For the past 100 yrs the per-cent of the population abusing these substances has always been more than 1% and less than 2%. We sort of have a equilibrium between […]

Good gesture or OVER THE TOP ?

Pharmacist honored for saving patient http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Pharmacist-honored-for-saving-patient-261018751.html From the article: Frankel had suffered a stroke and had collapsed inside the home, unable to move, according to his son Gary Frankel. “I think it’s extraordinary that he would make the effort to come all the way out here to check on a customer,” Gary Frankel said. “Who […]

You don’t look sick !

This is a 30 minute video.. from a husband of a person with chronic pain wife from Crohn’s disease.. Seems to pretty well drive home the point how adversely Pharmacist’s exercising their “professional discretion “… that is overly influenced by their own personal biases or phobia’s can adversely affect a person’s quality of life… but […]

They just need to suck it in !

In Wake of Federal Cuts, Pain Society Starts Private Research Fund http://www.painmedicinenews.com//ViewArticle.aspx?ses=ogst&d=Web+Exclusives&d_id=244&i=ISSUE%3a+May+2014&i_id=1056&a_id=27450 From the article: The American Pain Society (APS) is asking private donors to help fill the void in funding of pain research grants, a void caused by reduced government funding. “Breakthroughs in pain medicine depend on scientific research to discover new treatment options, […]

A new war on chronic pain pts ?

California counties sue over painkiller marketing http://news.yahoo.com/california-counties-sue-over-painkiller-191216379.html From the article: Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation’s prescription drug addiction problem. Orange and Santa Clara counties filed the suit Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, alleging […]

Beyond the RED FLAGS !

§1306.04 Purpose of issue of prescription. (a) A prescription for a controlled substance to be effective must be issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner acting in the usual course of his professional practice. The responsibility for the proper prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances is upon the prescribing practitioner, but a […]

Connecting the dots

  There are a few thing that most consider “common knowledge” * Alcoholism among Native Americans is quite high * Alcoholism among Native Alaskans is quite high * Alcoholism among divorced/widowed/single Seniors is quite high * Labor participation rate is the lowest since 1978 * Unemployment among those 50 y/o + is above national average […]

Remember when ?

First Roosevelt University Pharmacy Class to Graduate on May 22 in Schaumburg http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/school-news/53082-first-roosevelt-university-pharmacy-class-to-graduate-on-may-22-in-schaumburg.html From the article : “This is a new program, and to have more than two-thirds of the class already placed in pharmacy positions speaks volumes for the quality of our students and our unique program,” said MacKinnon. About 20 percent of the […]