How a SINGLE PAYOR national healthcare system could work ?

VA retaliation against whistleblower: doctor kept in empty room Dr. Dale Klein may be the highest-paid U.S. government employee who literally does nothing while he’s on the clock. A highly rated pain management specialist at the Southeast Missouri John J. Pershing V.A., Klein is paid $250,000 a year to work with veterans, but instead […]

A new chronic pain group    

marijuana industry: unintended consequences ?

Denver marijuana industry is eating into area’s restaurant jobs The population of Denver has been steadily growing over the past few years, but not enough of its new inhabitants want to work in the restaurant industry. The reason? The higher-paying jobs are in weed, man. New eateries are popping up all over Denver to […]

Methadone Accounted for 23% of Opioid OD Deaths in 2014

Methadone Accounted for 23% of Opioid OD Deaths in 2014 CDC report: Higher use of the prescription drug found among Medicaid population by Molly Walker Staff Writer, MedPage Today March 30, 2017  Methadone-related overdoses accounted for nearly one in four deaths related to prescription opioids in 2014, despite a recent decline in drug overdose […]

Bureaucrats restrict legal opiates while China PUMPS ILLEGAL OPIATES into our country

DEA: Made-in-China Lethal Opioid Fueling U.S. Drug Epidemic A homemade designer version of fentanyl, the highly addictive opioid which is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent, has been the center of drug busts across the country this month—with law enforcement pinpointing its origin from underground labs in China. The […]

Complaint: #CVS dispensed wrong medication to customer

Complaint: CVS dispensed wrong medication to customer MARSHALL – A Cass County man is suing CVS for giving him the wrong medication, per recent Marshall federal court records. In a lawsuit filed Mar. 30, Atlanta resident Gerald Hobson says that he was supposed to get his prescription of Digoxin from the defendant, but a […]

what to do.. when they say no and pt is denied care

Multiple times a week I get a email/text/phone call from pts asking the same or similar question(s) about being denied care by some part of the healthcare system.  I am going to put this post on the RESOURCE TAB on my blog so that I can just forward that link to pts in the future. […]

“I saw them placing business and profits before patient care,”

Local heart surgeon wins legal battle with Memorial Hermann Hospital HOUSTON – A heart surgeon won legal battle with one of the best hospital systems in the country.  Dr. Miguel Gomez, III dragged Memorial Hermann through Texas small and supreme courtrooms. After four years, he won $6.4 million. Yet, he is in pieces barely […]

KY Senate OKs bill limiting some painkiller prescriptions

KY Senate OKs bill limiting some painkiller prescriptions FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentuckians would be limited to a three-day supply of powerful prescription painkillers in most cases under a bill that has cleared the state Senate on the final day of the legislative session. The Senate voted 29-9 to approve House Bill 333 on […]

State Law Enforcement Concerned About Growing Presence of Synthetic Opioid Carfentanil

State Law Enforcement Concerned About Growing Presence of Synthetic Opioid Carfentanil Authorities concerned about recent overdose deaths attributed to a powerful synthetic opioid aim to get out in front of what they say is a growing public safety concern. A Thursday press conference at Minneapolis City Hall comes on the heels of a medical […]