Suffolk woman receives 9,000 emails from pharmacy company SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Stephanie Godfrey says she was eating dinner last week when emails started flooding her inbox. “I have watch, so it started vibrating a lot, so I look down and it was Express Scripts, Express Scripts, Express Scripts,” said Godfrey Godfrey says she uses the company Express Scripts, which is a pharmacy benefit manager that […]

CBS46 investigation finds VA pharmacy isn’t properly filling vet’s medical prescriptions, GA News Weather & Sports ATLANTA (CBS46) – CBS46 reporter Natalie Rubino is spearheading an in-depth investigation.   It centers on the VA Pharmacy in Decatur and accusations it failed to properly fill prescriptions for a veteran in constant pain. James Yarbrough is on several different medications to manage his pain. We investigated his claims […]

The Government’s Solution To The Opioid Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain Patients As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated. By Art Levine Dustin Chambers for HuffPost Meredith Lawrence’s late husband died by suicide after his opioid pain prescription was severely restricted. Jay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his […]

The use of ESI’s has increased dramatically, yet the prevalence of back pain has remained relatively unchanged

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain WASHINGTON — An injectable drug that the manufacturer says is too dangerous to use along the spine is growing in popularity for back pain as doctors turn away from opioids. The anti-inflammatory drug, called Depo-Medrol and made by Pfizer, is […]


Watch the latest video at More than 450 people in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law, report says Hundreds of gun owners in Florida have been ordered to give up their guns under a new law that took effect after the deadly Parkland shooting in February, according to a report […]

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways New state laws on opioids intended to save lives have physicians complaining about unintended consequences. None of the doctors interviewed by Crain’s objected to the laws’ intent: Reducing misuse of the powerful painkillers that have contributed to rising deaths and addictions. But they say regulations have […]

From Canada: ‘He wasn’t ready to go’: Callous medical care as man cries in pain haunts family – Nat Health Ins at its finest ? The late Greg Garnett was bullied, kicked and misdiagnosed after he suffered searing chest pain, wife says Greg Garnett knew something wasn’t right. He told his wife, Cathy, he felt a sharp, searing pain in his chest and down into his legs. He thought he was having a heart attack. Cathy called 911, telling the […]

Stopping prescribing opiates in 2014: indicted for “distribution of controlled substances” involving opioids Margaret Easley RN, MSN, FNP-C, then President Elect of the Wyoming Council for Advanced Practice Nursing, of Lander, Wyoming, received the WCAPN member spotlight in 2017 with the following accolades: She worked with the National Health Service Corps in Colorado as a nurse practitioner to help out in underserved populations. In California she held many […]

Would a national health insurance -Medicare for all – be good for the pts ?

Every other year during our “election year” the discussion seems to always turn to some form of national health insurance and/or Medicare for all. There was an attempt in 2010 with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) that was signed into law by President Obama. It has had mixed results, those who were […]