“Death with Dignity law” and opiate crisis/OD’s.. endless source of organs to transplant ?

Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019/05/02/organ-donation-physician-assisted-suicide-death-disability-column/3628448002/ Organ donation is a selfless gift to those on transplant wait lists. But what if we euthanized patients by harvesting their organs? How should society respond to the increasingly long list of people waiting for organs on a transplant list? You’ve no doubt heard […]

Is this the template of how “national health insurance” would work ?

Whistleblower says VA ordered fake appointments to cut waiting list https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whistleblower-says-va-ordered-fake-appointments-to-cut-waiting-list/2019/06/26/97e50648-9856-11e9-a027-c571fd3d394d_story.html One day before Minu Aghevli testified at a House committee hearing about official Department of Veterans Affairs misconduct, she received a thick packet of documents that shook her life. It amounted to a pink slip more than 170 pages long, including about 140 pages […]

Physician Burnout Costs the U.S. Billions of Dollars Each Year

Physician Burnout Costs the U.S. Billions of Dollars Each Year https://time.com/5595056/physician-burnout-cost/ Burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion as well as feeling cynical, ineffective or unaccomplished at work, is bad for both employees and employers. For doctors and hospitals, though, the ramifications can be especially dire. Doctors in the U.S. experience symptoms of burnout at almost twice […]

If you are a RAT : a new type of opioid that accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine.

New opioid has speedier pain recovery than morphine www.futurity.org/zh853-opioid-beats-morphine-pain-2068842/ It also doesn’t have the side effect of increasing pain sensitivity, according to a new study with rats. Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially, but studies have shown that the drugs can make patients more pain-sensitive, prolonging their discomfort and […]

Minnesota is notifying doctors if they prescribe disproportionate amounts of addictive opioid painkillers compared to their peers

Minnesota will grade doctors on rates of opioid prescribing State targets care providers who prescribe excessive painkillers. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-will-grade-doctors-on-opioid-prescribing/511953602/ While many people died from overdoses of illicit heroin or potent synthetic opioids, doctors have traced many cases of drug abuse back to initial prescriptions of common opioids such as oxycodone or hydrocodone that patients received after […]

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Family says Pleasant Grove man committed suicide after going off pain meds too quickly

Family says Pleasant Grove man committed suicide after going off pain meds too quickly https://www.abc4.com/news/family-says-pleasant-grove-man-committed-suicide-after-going-off-pain-meds-too-quickly/amp/ PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4 News) – As Utah and the nation fight the opioid epidemic, patients suffering from chronic pain are being forced off of their medications too quickly, according to a local lobbyist. That “force-tapering” had devastating consequences for […]

What do you get when a car and a motorcycle hit HEAD ON ?… a chronic pain pt ?

Oscar Nominee George Clooney’s Fight with Chronic Pain www.nationalpainreport.com/oscar-nominee-george-clooneys-fight-with-chronic-pain-8812892.html It’s a scene that may help George Clooney win an Academy Award. It’s also ironic, given the actor’s struggles with chronic pain. “Goodbye my love, my pain,” Clooney’s character says in “The Descendents” as he prepares to tell doctors to turn off the life support machine […]

ACLU-NH, state medical society look to block DEA access to prescription drug records

ACLU-NH, state medical society look to block DEA access to prescription drug records https://www.unionleader.com/news/courts/aclu-nh-state-medical-society-look-to-block-dea-access/article_eab66edb-ffa8-5579-82bf-3c5a1c118b4b.html The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Medical Society filed a brief in federal court Wednesday, saying the state should continue to fight a request made by federal law enforcement for access to the state’s prescription […]

This is how our legal system wins: Tsunami of spurious lawsuits filed to cause a organization to file bankruptcy

American Pain Society Goes Belly Up Opioid lawsuit costs prompt membership to approve bankruptcy filing https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/opioids/80777 Saying it is beleaguered by legal debt fighting lawsuits alleging that its policies contributed to the nation’s opioid crisis, the American Pain Society has voted to cease operations and on Friday, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7. Numerous […]