I was never addicted to anything…was taking up to 20 to 30 pain pills per day

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com ‘Prescription Thugs’: New documentary looks at America’s legal drug abuse problem http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/01/31/prescription-thugs-new-documentary-looks-at-americas-legal-drug-abuse-problem.html?intcmp=hphz02 The United States makes up about 5 percent of the world’s population, yet consumes more than 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs, according to the 2011 UN World Drug Report. It’s a sobering statistic that’s highlighted […]

More about the puzzle and the solution

I have learned that when Barb asked me what I was talking about in one of my posts that I have gotten “too deep into the weeds” on a issue. The post in question this time is Are we losing pieces of the “solution puzzle ” ? The government, bureaucrats, politicians, and regulators are all […]

It is like a dog chasing its tail.. when he stops still in the same place

Committees Support CDC Opioid Guidelines http://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/1/29/committees-support-cdc-opioid-guidelines Who could have seen this coming… the government that is suppose to be of..for..by the people…  having secret meetings – against the laws… having anonymous committee members…. and after all the fuss.. threats of lawsuits.. when the dust settles… they have come full circle back to where they wanted […]

Are we losing pieces of the “solution puzzle ” ?

It seems like nearly every week.. I get a request to “like” another FaceBook page concerning some chronic pain or disease where chronic pain is a major part of the disease state. IMO, it is getting to be like a piece being removed from a puzzle of a picture of the real basic issues of […]

Medication rationing … Genocide American style… or death panels ?

Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/us/drug-shortages-forcing-hard-decisions-on-rationing-treatments.html?mabReward=A2&module=WelcomeBackModal&contentCollection=Your%20Money&region=FixedCenter&action=click&src=recg&pgtype=article CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” […]

AG trying to decide if the price of a “miracle cure” is too much ?

Gilead Faces Fights Over Hepatitis C and H.I.V. Drugs http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/business/gilead-faces-fights-over-hepatitis-c-and-hiv-drugs.html?ref=todayspaper The attorney general of Massachusetts said on Wednesday that she had opened an inquiry into whether Gilead Sciences had violated state consumer protection laws by charging too much for its hepatitis C drugs.The notification, which was contained in a letter to the company from the […]

ANOTHER former CVS RPH sues — 11 different issues

FULL LAWSUIT – 50 pages – click image   Front Page of Lawsuit Click on image to enlarge… may have to click twice    

Jury orders Wal-Mart to pay pharmacist $31.22 million in bias case

Jury orders Wal-Mart to pay pharmacist $31.22 million in bias case http://www.reuters.com/article/us-walmart-verdict-idUSKCN0V633V Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions. The Concord jury deliberated for 2-1/2 […]

DOJ GREED may hinder local war on drugs activities ?

Federal money grab will increase crime in our city http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/farmington/2016/01/28/money-grab-will-increase-crime/79387040/ One week before Christmas, police chiefs across the country received a letter from the Justice Department entitled “Deferral of Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Payments.” It explained that drug forfeiture funds which local agencies received for working with Drug Enforcement Agency would be “deferred” until […]

Don’t CRIMINALS and others breaking the law .. wear MASKS ?

Burlington police commissioner disturbed by masks on officers https://vtdigger.org/2016/01/27/burlington-police-commissioner-disturbed-by-masks-on-officers/ BURLINGTON — Police Commissioner Jerry O’Neil, a former federal prosecutor and longtime observer of law enforcement in the city, has recently noticed a trend he finds disturbing. Police have started to wear balaclavas — masks that cover their faces — something he hasn’t seen in 40 […]