Montana reverting back to the early 20th century ?

The Economics and the Emotions of Montana’s Medical Marijuana Ruling I headed to one of Missoula’s largest medical marijuana providers today. This store sells medical marijuana to patients with state-issued cards. I got there around 11 AM and for the next hour I saw one person after another come through the doors. Many had […]

But to deny (opioids to) people in pain because there’s an addiction problem is cruel and wrongheaded

Andrew Kolodny, executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, is frustrated that efforts to better control opioid prescriptions are being delayed and interfering with his Addiction Recovery Centers from generating profits ? CDC’s proposed guidelines on opioids create uproar Guidelines advising doctors on how and when to prescribe opioid pain pills have proved […]

Nearly HALF of all drug overdoses are from OTC’s – don’t tell anyone !

DEA Meets with Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg and the Chief of DEA’s Office of Diversion Control, Lou Milione hosted a meeting today in Washington with industry leaders representing the prescription drug supply chain in America.  The purpose of their dialogue was to discuss ways to minimize […]

you are not alone !

Online Support Group for Chronic Pain Launched By Ed Coghlan I was driving with one of our columnists to a meeting this weekend in Southern California and we discussed a number of things, including the isolation that people with chronic pain often feel. Friends and family often don’t really understand what a chronic pain […]

Three sides to every story .. yours…mine… truth ?

Lawsuit against doctors begins The reputation of two south-central Indiana physicians, including a retired specialist who formerly practiced in Columbus, will be challenged when a medical malpractice lawsuit begins today at the Bartholomew County Courthouse. Jury selection in the case of Morgan and Brandon Ashley vs. ophthalmologist Joseph W. Conner and Seymour family physician […]

HELLO !!!…putting things on the internet can piss a lot of people off and make you look stupid ?

Apparently this young pharmacy technician from AL… felt compelled to get creative and create a parody song of Adele’s new hit song “HELLO”. Some have posted that she works at a BIG BOX store… the one that has the FOUR DOLLAR VALUE PRESCRIPTION MENU. I have a Pharmacist friend that just retired from working years […]

election year politics.. and they claim that there is intelligent life on this planet

Lawmakers try to outdo each other on heroin epidemic We spend at least 51 billion trying in fighting the war on drugs and keeping abt 2 million serious substance abusers from abusing legal/illegal drugs.. that is about $25,000 per capita…. and we spend some $9,000 per capita for all healthcare in this country.  Some […]

If you are substance abuser.. best place to have a job … LAW ENFORCEMENT

Deal cop suspended on suspicion of drug use before death Capt. Earl Alexander IV was off duty since August, chief said (Photo: Courtesy of Deal Police Departme) The Deal police captain killed in a crash Jan. 2 — who was found to have drugs and alcohol in his blood at the time he died […]

Best place to have a job when you are a criminal – LAW ENFORCEMENT ?

DEA task force member arrested by state police in drug probe Louisiana State Police have arrested a second investigator assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force.   Maj. Doug Cain, a State Police spokesman, says they are scrutinizing cases made by the task force officers where drugs and cash seized in raids […]

A mental health epidemic ?

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A WSAZ investigation into the heroin epidemic in Cabell County quickly went viral. Now, we are following up with the young man shown overdosing and the paramedics who saved him in that shocking body camera video. In WSAZ Investigates: A Dose of Reality, 26-year-old Joey overdoses on heroin in his […]