A very interesting study

This appears to be a legal evaluation of the potential claims/damages of a side effects of a pediatric medication because it was not dispensed in a amber glass bottle as opposed to the standard amber plastic bottle.. even though there was not information from the manufacturer of the restriction.  No apparent permanent harm to the […]

Let’s hope that we have reached the bottom and the only way is up !

This showed up in my inbox. It is my understanding that TENN had a chronic pain pt’s bill of rights which the legislature recently REPEALED… how often have you ever heard of a LAW BEING REPEALED ? Has anyone checked … have they repealed our Constitution and our Bill of Rights ? Was repealing the […]

700,000 died in 2015 from drug resistant infections , 23,000 in USA alone !

Another killer could top cancer by 2050—and we’re to blame http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/12/29/another-killer-could-top-cancer-by-2050-and-were-to-blame.html?intcmp=hpffo&intcmp=obnetwork We’ve already been warned about an “antibiotic apocalypse.” Now a new study says medicine-resistant infections will take more lives annually than cancer does by 2050 unless action is taken, CNBC reports. According to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, deaths caused by drug resistance will […]

Doc has license suspended for treating/maintaining ONE ADDICT..

Libby doctor’s license suspended for over prescribing http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/Libby-doctor-s-license-suspended-for-overprescribing/37139038. HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The state Board of Medical Examiners has indefinitely suspended a Libby physician’s license after finding he overprescribed pain medication to a patient. Another physician filed the complaint against Clyde Knecht in August after a former patient of Knecht’s sought treatment for her hydrocodone […]

TURF BATTLE between #FDA and #CDC forming ?

Editorial: New drug guidelines should be a top priority http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinion/editorial-new-drug-guidelines-should-be-a-top-priority/article_644bdae3-6331-5457-ae4e-f1d91c2b6434.html A federal agency’s effort to help curb the deadly impact of opioid use by the American public has run into a sizable obstacle – one that we hope won’t become permanent. At issue were new prescribing guidelines for potent opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin […]

Bold bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions hits roadblocks

Bold bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions hits roadblocks http://bigstory.ap.org/article/136b3db7f6fe42bd8836880e91bf9ac9/bold-bid-rein-painkiller-prescriptions-hits-roadblocks WASHINGTON (AP) — A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on track to finalize new prescribing guidelines for […]

Prescription label mix-up: Racism or a mistake?

Prescription label mix-up: Racism or a mistake? http://fox11online.com/news/nation-world/prescription-label-mix-up-racism-or-a-mistake FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) – Is it a case of racism or a simple mistake?A Laotian family from Fresno wants an apology.Family members claim a CVS Health Pharmacy technician changed their real address on a prescription bottle to an address on China Avenue.The family believes it was jab […]

federal government’s lax enforcement of the HIPAA law

Few Consequences For Health Privacy Law’s Repeat Offenders http://www.gpb.org/news/2015/12/29/few-consequences-for-health-privacy-laws-repeat-offenders NPR — When CVS Health customers complained to the company about privacy violations, some of the calls and letters made their way to Joseph Fenity. One patient’s medication was delivered to his neighbor, revealing he had cancer. Another was upset because a pharmacist had yelled personal […]

To access the MISS PMP, law enforcement officials don’t need a subpoena or a court order

Lawsuit: Brandon PD violated HIPAA http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2015/12/28/brandon-pd-lawsuit/77979540/ A federal lawsuit filed this month alleges a Brandon Police Department investigator accessed a man’s prescription history without probable cause, a subpoena or a court order, in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The investigator accessed the information through the state Board of Pharmacy’s Mississippi Prescription […]

Stunningly, the DEA has repeatedly gone on record denying that it is part of the problem.

The DEA’s crackdown on pain meds Federal authorities are facilitating a proxy war between doctors and pharmacists, and patients are caught in the middle http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/12/dea-crackdown-on-pain-meds.html Over the summer, a federal appeals court in Washington state ruled that pharmacies do not have a right to refuse to fill a patient’s prescription on moral grounds. The plaintiffs […]