Over prescribing opiate = Malpractice.. denial of care for chronic pain – give them a pass ?

Overprescribing pain medication can have serious consequences http://www.caringlawyers.com/blog/2015/06/overprescribing-pain-medication-can-have-serious-consequences.shtml Apparently the view of this law firm is that over prescribing opiates is MALPRACTICE…but.. failure to properly treat a chronic pain pt.. is a non-issue ? Is intentionally throwing a pt into withdrawal a serious injury ? Many Pittsburgh residents will need a prescription pain medication at […]

Pandemic denial of care… both mental health and chronic pain ?

Chronic pain sufferers caught in the middle of efforts to fight prescription drug abuse

some days… it is difficult to distinguish between the DEA and the criminals

DEA agent who stole from Silk Road—and extorted DPR—pleads guilty Carl Force is the second of two feds arrested in March to plead guilty. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/dea-agent-who-stole-from-silk-road-and-extorted-dpr-pleads-guilty/ Carl Force, a DEA agent accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Silk Road drug-trafficking website while he investigated it, will plead guilty, according to court papers filed Monday. […]

We don’t need facts… just opinions is enough to act ?

Online doctor visits can be easy, but Congress thinks they increase costs http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/online-doctor-visits-can-be-easy-but-congress-thinks-they-increase-costs/2015/06/22/a1d830ce-0eb9-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html Donna Miles didn’t feel like getting dressed and driving to her physician’s office or to a retailer’s health clinic near her Cincinnati home. For several days, she had thought she had thrush, a mouth infection that made her tongue sore and discolored […]

Pharmdieties, collusion, denial of care, pt abuse.. and several laws violated ?

  No! It cannot be!…. Now, shall you deal with ME,…. and all the powers of HELL! The pharmacist at Walgreens told me on my last visit on June 8th that she wants a treatment plan from my doctor on his letterhead and with his signature or she will refuse to fill my next prescription.  […]

How many physicians have lost their “ETHICAL WAY ” ?

Balancing Patient Care and Public Health Do ‘the needs of the many’ ever outweigh ‘the needs of the few’? http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/Ethics/52225?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-06-20&eun=g578717d0r Physicians are increasingly being asked to balance the interests of their individual patients with those of the public at large — for example, when they are considering prescriptions for antibiotics or for ultra-expensive cancer therapies […]

My new car is smarter than this pt’s OB/GYN..

This  doctor used the analogy of you don’t wait until you run out of gas before you buy some..  I got a “new ride” a month ago and on my return trip from the FL BOP special committee meeting last week in Orlando… I had been on the interstate for several hours and was needing […]

At CVS where “health is everything”.. customers safety – NOT SO MUCH ?

Cops: Robber continues spree, takes CUSTOMER hostage http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2015/06/20/hostage-taken-woolwich-pharmacy-robbery/29046157/ WOOLWICH – The drugstore thief who carjacked a priest in Haddonfield has struck again, this time robbing a CVS Pharmacy in Gloucester County while armed with a crowbar, authorities said. The robber took a female customer hostage during the crime, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Friday […]

Isn’t 1.7 billion more than 712 million… ?

The Feds just made the largest ever healthcare-fraud bust  http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fbi-bust-medicare-fraud-scheme-2015-6#ixzz3ddboPMSB This week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and local law enforcement in 17 different US cities arrested 243 individuals for an alleged $712 million in fraudulent Medicare charges. The nationally coordinated bust is the largest ever for […]

Going to a hospital doesn’t always means that you will “BE HEALED”?

Woman sues Mercy over wrong drug allegation http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20150618/NEWS/150619293/?Start=1 CANTON An 86-year-old Perry Township woman is accusing Mercy Medical Center of wrongly giving her a drug that caused a massive stroke and partial paralysis. Her lawsuit alleges that the hospital’s nursing staff gave propofol to Lois E. Arrendale instead of a prescribed antibiotic. Propofol is a […]