Letter: New guidelines for opioids aren’t logical

Letter: New guidelines for opioids aren’t logical http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/lettertotheeditor/4154157-151/letter-new-guidelines-for-opioids-arent-logical By Dr. Ron Ruff / Published Mar 27, 2016 at 12:02AM As a retired pain management specialist I have closely followed the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on “recommending” new limits for prescribers regarding opioids. It was especially relevant to me not just as […]

“el diablito” coming to a neighborhood near you ?

Mexico, Colombia Groups Compete for US Heroin Market http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/mexico-crime-groups-compete-with-colombians-for-us-heroin-market Criminal organizations based in Mexico are challenging the traditional dominance of Colombian groups over the heroin market in the eastern United States, signaling shifts in drug production and trafficking patterns in both Latin American countries. According to recent congressional testimony (pdf) provided by Drug Enforcement Administration […]

Why are anti-opiate groups ALWAYS QUOTED in articles ? TAIL WAGGING THE DOG ?

Tennessee’s crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse making progress Some experts worry measure may create hardship for people who legitimately need pain medication http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/mar/29/state-cracking-down-prescriptions-painkillers/357557/ Tennessee’s effort to control painkiller medication abuse is winning praise nationally, although some local doctors worry the crackdown on so-called pill mills may make it harder for those who legitimately need pain […]

The Doctor Game: Medical care main cause of death

The Doctor Game: Medical care main cause of death https://www.sootoday.com/columns/the-doctor-game/the-doctor-game-medical-care-main-cause-of-death-270696 Hippocrates, the father of medicine, may be rolling over in his grave. Why? He preached “First, do no harm”. I recently read a report in the Journal of Molecular Medicine called Death by Medicine. It’s the most damning medical report card ever issued. It claims […]

Less than 50% of NY prescribers ready for mandatory e-prescribing of controls.. less controls being prescribed ?

New York e-prescribing requirements in effect March 27 http://www.pharmacist.com/new-york-e-prescribing-requirements-effect-march-27 March 29, 2016 Shift mandated by I-STOP law that aims to reduce opioid overprescribing Prescribers in New York state are now required by law to prescribe using an electronic system that is directly connected to pharmacies. The New York State Legislature in 2012 passed the Internet […]

There may be hope… when attorneys start going after each other ?

Attorney seeks to disbar 5 prosecutors http://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/hamilton-county/2016/03/28/attorney-seeks-disbar-five-prosecutors/82346898/ Attorney Andrew J. Dollard has asked the Indiana Disciplinary Commission to investigate and ultimately disbar five prosecutors for their roles in what he calls one of the most corrupt, dishonest and unethical prosecutions in the history of the state. Dollard, a former candidate for Hamilton County Council, told IndyStar he also would pursue […]

Obama: save the substance abusers: Chronic Painers… NO OPIATES FOR YOU ?

Obama uses  a Mother of two, what was a functioning Heroin abuser.. who is now in recovery .. functioning being DEPENDENT on SUBOXONE. Is there really a difference between being functioning dependent on a C-I and functioning being dependent on a C-III ?

What we are doing isn’t working… so we need to do more of it ?

Data suggest use of heroin rose in Maine as access to pills waned http://www.pressherald.com/2016/03/27/maine-health-officials-working-to-prevent-unintended-consequences-from-opioid-prescribing-bill/ The correlation emerges in a Telegram review of drug addiction treatment; meanwhile, state efforts to further restrict prescription opioids proceed carefully. As the supply of opioid painkillers tightened and cheap heroin flooded into the state, the number of Mainers admitted to […]

Save the substance abusers… condemn those with chronic pain ?

Obama tackles heroin and prescription drugs addiction in new initiative http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/article68711237.html OxyContin is among the drugs contributing to a rise in opioid abuse in the United States that has given rise to a dramatic increase in overdose deaths. President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce a mutli-part program to combat the problem, including new efforts […]

Police in Utah have drastically cut use of PMP database because it takes time to get a warrant

Firefighters Appeal Lawsuit Over Prescription Drug Database http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/firefighters-appeal-lawsuit-prescription-drug-database-37984229 Two Utah firefighters asked a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against state authorities who the men claim falsely accused them of prescription drug fraud after a warrantless search of a state prescription drug database. Criminal charges were later dismissed, but lawyers for the two firefighters […]