Are restrictions on opioids a threat to human rights? Fatal overdoses of prescription opioids were rare before 1999. Then doctors, influenced by pharmaceutical industry marketing, began prescribing them for chronic non-cancer pain. By the end of 2016, prescription opioids — not illicit heroin or fentanyl — had claimed 200,000 lives. Now, at last, the opioid wave has crested. Per capita usage declined for […]

Pts have a responsibility for abusing opiates & addictive behavior ?

On opioid lawsuits, powerful Texas Republican says there is blame to go around AUSTIN — As Texas House lawmakers investigate what the state’s response should be to the growing opioid crisis here and around the nation, tort reformers are growing concerned that trial lawyers are “unethically” recruiting clients to go after big pharmaceutical companies. […]

Hospital That Killed Alfie Has Been Caught Selling Child Organs

Hospital That Killed Alfie Has Been Caught Selling Child Organs This must be the pride of socialized medicine. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, became notorious in international headlines last week as the site of the legal “execution” of a stricken toddler over the wishes of his parents, as well supporters of the […]

state contracts conceal the profits being made by pharmacy benefit managers for squeezing pharmacies Drastic cuts in what Illinois pharmacies are paid for filling Medicaid patients’ prescriptions will cause many to lay off employees or close in coming months, pharmacy advocates say. The financial crisis for owners of independent and small-chain pharmacies has accelerated since the April 1 expansion of the state’s Medicaid managed-care program to all 102 […]

Sugar should be a CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE maybe even ILLEGAL ?

Should sugar be classified in the same category as heroin? Most people are aware of the types of drugs that are federally classified as substances with no medicinal benefit and high abuse potential: heroin, LSD and marijuana are examples of these drugs and they are indeed classified as illegal. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]

Senate Health panel approves opioid bill The Senate Health Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to send the panel’s bipartisan opioid bill to the chamber’s floor. The panel held seven hearings on the opioid crisis, including one on the discussion draft of the bill introduced by Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Lawmakers touted the bipartisan […]

Strict limits on opioid prescribing risk the ‘inhumane treatment’ of pain patients Amid a rising toll of opioid overdoses, recommendations discouraging their use to treat pain seem to make sense. Yet the devil is in the details: how recommendations play out in real life can harm the very patients they purport to protect. A new proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to enforce […]

Pharmacists face murky legal territory over concept of unresolvable ‘red flags’ Pharmacists face murky legal territory over concept of unresolvable ‘red flags’  DEA uses the phrase “red flag” without clearly defining its meaning and without explaining exactly what pharmacists should do when a red flag is raised. The phrase does not appear in the Controlled Substances Act or in DEA regulations. It is informal advice […]

Build the “southern border wall”, while the northern Canadian border remains WIDE OPEN ?

US puts Canada on IP priority watch list Washington: The Trump administration on Friday labelled 36 countries as inadequately protecting US intellectual property rights, keeping China on a priority watch list and adding Canada over concerns about its border controls and pharmaceutical practices. The US Trade Representative’s annual report on global IP concerns is […]

Former pt of Dr Tennant before the DEA raided/closed his practice ?

In Memory Of Jennifer E. Adams age 41 of Helena December 20, 1976 – April 25, 2018 Every DEATH starts with “DEA”