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STEWARDSHIP – a Euphemism for practicing medicine without a license ?

    So it would appear that Walmart has created a corporate edict for their pharmacists to not only cut the days supplies of opiate Rxs for acute pain but to also reduce the dose to 50 MME/day. Here is just one of the MME conversion programs out there  and a footnote off of […]

Clampdown on opioids is hurting pain patients

Clampdown on opioids is hurting pain patients In the summer of 1994, I was working at my desk at the Department of Justice when my back started to burn. Moments later, my body seized up and I fell to the floor. Suddenly, at the age of 30, I was no longer able to sit […]

The conflict between pharmacists and their corporate superiors Pharmacists play an essential role in today’s ever-expanding health care system today. They check for drug interactions, watch for signs of opioid overprescribing and try to determine whether a drug for one condition prescribed by one doctor will negatively impact the patient because of another diagnosis the patient has. In hospital units, their roles […]

Board advises pharmacists: ‘Patients first’ over ‘refusals to fill’ opioid prescriptions ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — In a pointed letter addressed to pharmacists, the chair of the state Board of Pharmacy is reminding pharmacists of their duty to patients involving controlled substances. The letter, sent to pharmacists following a Channel 2 report on Alaskans with chronic pain struggling to have their opioid prescriptions filled, states “The Board […]

Why Your Doctor Won’t Look You In The Eye …

48 million awarded for WRONGFUL DEATH – failure to properly treat pain ? Legal Dominos starting to fall over denial of pain care ?

Dan Laird👨‍⚕️🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏥🏛‏ @DanLairdMD After a 2 wk trial, a Las Vegas jury today awarded our legal client $16 million in damages & $32 million in punitives. We alleged a lovely young mother w/ Sickle Cell Disease was fatally overdosed w/the NSAID ketorolac (Toradol), to avoid treating her pain w/ appropriate opioids. Toradol (Ketorolac) is a very […]

interesting interchange between two attorneys

This is a interesting exchange in the confirmation between a Senator from Utah and the nominee for Attorney General. Most everyone is familiar with the Civil Asset Forfeiture Act and their discussion as to how many – including a Supreme Court Justice considers the act UNCONSTITUTIONAL and how some states have made the seizing of […]

An Opioid Study So Bad That It Disproves Itself?

An Opioid Study So Bad That It Disproves Itself? Here’s a first. A study that might actually disprove itself. I’ve never seen anything like it. A paper in JAMA Open Network tries to hop on the anti-opioid bandwagon but fails so badly that I had to stare at the screen in disbelief for a while. […]