one inpatient facility with 26 detox beds to serve four counties with a combined population of 2.5 million people

Back in the Senate, Rubio Tackles Drugs WASHINGTON — Florida’s successful efforts to shut down its pill mills led to the current wave of heroin addiction in that state, a county official told a Senate committee Thursday. “I have … evidence [that] the increase in the flow of heroin and increases in deaths related […]

Who you going to trust ?

  Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust “The public is losing their trust in us. They see us as driven for profit. They feel we don’t listen to their concerns anymore and don’t care what they want or need.” In my mind, the doctor-patient relationship is sancrosanct. There is no relationship where the […]

Found: perpetual motion machine … THE WAR ON DRUGS

Doing the wrong thing… for what ends up being the wrong reasons

While veterans commit suicide and die waiting for care.. VA added 175 attorneys public relations officials

Study: Less than 10 percent of new VA hires were doctors A newly released study hammered the Department of Veterans Affairs for spending a fraction of its budget on new doctors while devoting millions to lawyers and public affairs officials – as thousands of veterans were waiting for care. The study from shows […]

Indiana political choices this fall

Unfortunately this fall Indiana has to choose between two ATTORNEYS for governor. Gov Pence is trying to run on his record of increased employment in the state… So far during his TV campaign I have not seen where he is bragging about Indiana being one of the top meth producers in the country, has the […]

Those pt information printouts are given to you for a reason

I was recently contacted by a Mother caring for her young adult son. The son was a chronic pain pt and was on a long acting and short action opiate that was not adequately controlling his pain. The prescriber decided to try 100mcg Fentanyl patches to help improve his pain management. When the Mother took […]

More “feel good” regulations that goes UNENFORCED ?

Bureaucrats that never fail to disappoint I got a email from a FL Pharmacist that works for one of the BIG BOYS. It would seem that Pharmacist was told by  supervisors that the Rx dept where she/he was PIC was buying/selling too many opiates and had to CUT BACK. It wasn’t as if this Rx […]


Pa. couple found in botched, bloody suicide pact It was a tragic, bloody attempted end for an elderly couple in western Pennsylvania, who authorities say tried to end their lives in an apparent suicide pact. The victims are identified as Wilma Friday, 82, and Edward Friday, 80, of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, according to […]

Has pt care become more about BUSINESS & PROFITS than real concern abt pts ?

Walgreens forged ahead with Theranos deal despite lingering doubts: WSJ Walgreens Boots Alliance ($WBA) had doubts about Theranos‘ proprietary blood testing technology when it partnered with the company a few years ago. But Walgreens forged ahead with a deal anyway and that decision has come back to bite it–big time. The drugstore giant agreed […]

Alcohol replacing “DRUG OF CHOICE” to abuse.. replacing opiates ?

Everyone in the world is drinking less alcohol, besides Americans For the first time in nearly 15 years years, everyone around the globe is drinking less alcohol. Except for people in the U.S. According to new research released by Euromonitor International, worldwide consumption of alcoholic beverages declined by 0.7 percent in 2015. It’s the […]