Medical accident deaths 250K- 400K/yr … is this part of the reason ?

Bad Docs Give Up Licenses, But Not Medical Practice More than 250 surrender licenses in one state, but still practice in another In Louisiana, Larry Mitchell Isaacs, MD, gave up his medical license in the face of discipline, after he removed an allegedly healthy kidney during what was supposed to be colon surgery. In […]

US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling: warning letters “made no determination that the prescribers receiving these letters have violated the law.”

US attorney issues warning to physicians over opioid prescriptions US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling has sent letters to “a number of medical professionals” alerting them that their opioid prescribing practices “have been identified as a source of concern.” In a statement released Thursday, Lelling said that the professionals who received the warning had prescribed […]

WA State: Changes to Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring

large-scale humanitarian issue: forced opioid tapering in patients receiving long-term prescription opioid therapy for chronic pain

International Stakeholder Community of Pain Experts and Leaders Call for an Urgent Action on Forced Opioid Tapering Beth D Darnall, PhD David Juurlink, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAACT, FACMT Robert D Kerns, PhD Sean Mackey, MD, PhD Brent Van Dorsten, PhD Keith Humphreys, PhD Julio A Gonzalez-Sotomayor, MD Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD Adam J Gordon, […]

Is getting Prescriptions – IN THE MAIL – SAFE ?

Virginia moves to limit mail-order specialty pharmacies following concerns of mishandling medicines for complex conditions Shortly after Loretta Boesing’s son took medication delivered to the family’s home in Missouri on a hot summer day in 2012, he ended up in the hospital as the liver transplant he’d received at the age of 2 began […]

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CMS proposal would leave HIV therapies as well as antidepressants and cancer treatments unprotected

Trump Medicare Plan Targets Drugs From AstraZeneca to Roche The latest proposal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to let insurers use step therapies, or to drop protections on certain classes of drugs if price increases outpace inflation, may harm a wider circle of drugmakers, ranging from GlaxoSmithKline to Gilead. […]

That NOISE you hear is the Medicare Part D program CRASHING

Don’t look now… but the Medicare folks who are chronic pain pts are at risk of being sucker punched by their Part D and/or Medicare Advantage programs. Medicare open enrollment period is now open and closes on Dec 7th. CMS has given these FOR PROFIT private insurance companies some dosing guidance on opiate and other […]