We are not even showing up with a “knife” for a “gun fight”

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/403060-sessions-moves-to-block-two-ohio-doctors-from-prescribing-opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement in a speech in Ohio on Wednesday. He said the action was the first of its kind and a sign of how serious the administration is about fighting the opioid epidemic. The DOJ said the doctors had been served this week with temporary restraining orders preventing them […]

Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, Arrested And Charged With Sexual Abuse, Harassment

Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, Arrested And Charged With Sexual Abuse, Harassment https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-frieden-sexual-misconduct-arrested_us_5b802c24e4b0729515128be4 Tom Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was arrested Friday morning and charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment. Frieden allegedly grabbed a 55-year-old woman’s buttocks inside his residence in Brooklyn in October, according to […]

he took one-fourth of what he thought was a Xanax pill from a friend… Now, he’s gone forever

Mom looks to share her son’s tragic story at healthy opioid summit https://www.wkrn.com/special-reports/opioid-crisis/mom-looks-to-share-her-son-s-tragic-story-at-healthy-opioid-summit/1392183037 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s been almost three years since Carrie Luther lost her son Tosh to an overdose.  “He made a mistake and took something that wasn’t what he thought it was,” Luther said. “Now, he’s gone forever.”  Luther says her son was […]

If you got the wrong medication/prescription ?

US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Consumer Who Was Given the Wrong Prescription or Someone Else’s Prescription at a Pharmacy to Call About a Possible Financial Settlement – Did You Keep the Pills? https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-drug-watchdog-now-urges-consumer-who-was-given-the-wrong-prescription-or-someone-elses-prescription-at-a-pharmacy-to-call-about-a-possible-financial-settlement—did-you-keep-the-pills-300701181.html WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The US Drug Watchdog says, “We are urging an individual who was given the wrong prescription […]

Reporters are starting to look at “the other side of the opiate crisis”

#OurPain: The other side of opioids LasVegasNOW KLAS TV8  

Save the Date! A CMS Town Hall Webinar Event – The Opioid Crisis

Save the Date! A CMS Town Hall Webinar Event – The Opioid Crisis The Opioid Epidemic: Approaches to Adolescents and Honored Elders Thursday, September 6, 2018 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT The western regional offices of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) present an event […]

Charges: Eden Prairie man helped wife commit suicide

Charges: Eden Prairie man helped wife commit suicide http://www.fox9.com/news/charges-eden-prairie-man-helped-wife-commit-suicide EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) – An Eden Prairie, Minnesota man has been charged with a felony for allegedly helping his wife commit suicide last week.  Thomas James Houck, 61, was charged with aiding suicide. He faces up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According […]

Following my hip surgery he prescribed me Motrin and told me to buy some Tylenol at Walmart

I recently had hip surgery. I am a chronic pain sufferer from Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoarthritis. Prior to my medical retirement from military service after 18 years I was a fully employed active duty member. I would like to know if you could recommend any place I can put my recent hip surgeon on report? […]

Kaiser Permanente and the End of Compassionate Care

Kaiser Permanente and the End of Compassionate Care https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kaiser-permanente-end-compassionate-care-matthew-giarmo-ph-d-/ Some people called this MANAGED CARE… others… refer to it as MANGLED CARE ! “They [Kaiser Permanente] are trying to take a woman who has been a chronic pain sufferer for over 10 years and clean her up of all her opiate therapy and Xanax at […]

Cases Total 7,000+ in Fayetteville VA Misdiagnosis Investigation

https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/update-cases-total-7-000-in-fayetteville-va-misdiagnosis-investigation/1383696311 FAYETTEVILLE, Akr. (KNWA) — The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks announced that 7,482 cases have been reviewed for misdiagnosis in the wake of the public learning that an impaired VA doctor treated patients. The organization made the announcement at a public town hall meeting at the VA hospital Monday afternoon. Of the […]