Neglect at Tennessee nursing home led to patients’ harm — including death, inspectors find A Memphis nursing home has been hit with record fines after inspectors found widespread neglect resulting in actual harm to multiple patients including one who died after transfer to a hospital showed widespread wounds with maggots that apparently had gone untreated. The fines totaling $50,000 were imposed on the 211-bed Ashton Place Health and […]

why listen to experts as to what will work or NOT WORK ?

The Health 202: Jeff Sessions wants to put more cops on the opioid beat. Experts say that won’t solve the problem. If the opioid epidemic was simply a problem of supply – people being able to access drugs too easily – than a targeted new effort in Appalachia announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday would be […]

Sessions and Acting DEA Admin. Begin Drug War Actions Not Allowed in Constitution A news release issued by the Department of Justice on November 29 stated that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (shown) had announced “new resources and stepped up efforts to address the drug and opioid crisis.” However, our attorney general is apparently unaware of (or chooses to ignore) the fact that the 10th Amendment plainly states […]

Senator McCaskill.. let the CPP just suffer… repeal Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act

McCaskill continues fight to restore DEA enforcement power during opioid epidemic at Senate Roundtable Senate colleagues in order to discuss the need to strengthen Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforcement against opioid distributors and her bill to repeal the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016. Public reports have indicated that the […]

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pain doctor’s being “dropped” from being a Medicare participating provider ?

Just got a letter from husband’s PM doctor. Medicare dropped her?! He’s been going to her for 15 years. I’m so upset. Apparently it’s because she writes prescriptions for pain medication. And she’s she’s a pain management Dr. Unless they have changed things… prescribers do not have to be a participating provider… Being a participating […]

All about kratom: Herb still on store shelves, even after death of upstate police sergeant

NEW YORK — Members of the American Kratom Association vowed to fight any ban on the herbal supplement that’s been linked to 36 deaths nationwide, and — so far— they’ve succeeded. But debate is reaching fever pitch about the product, which comes from a plant in southeast Asia and is sold over the counter in […]

Prevention Magazine – they want to do a story on abandoned pain patients.

I have been working closely with journalists for several months. In recent days I have been contacted by Prevention Magazine – they want to do a story on abandoned pain patients. Some of you may have seen the AARP magazine’s piece on the opiate crisis that essentially took a ‘sky is falling – oh it’s […]

Online survey needs your input

Steve, Can you get this online quickly? Terri Lewis, PhD sent to me since I use Opana ER. As a reminder, our PainEDU survey will be open until Wed, 11/29/17 at 5:00pm EST. The FDA asked Endo to withdraw the opioid Opana ER (oxymorphone) from market. Endo said in July 2017 it would voluntarily cease […]

USA has the “BEST MEDICAL CARE IN THE WORLD ” ? just not available to all ?