Pharmacy error left golf ball-sized hole in Leander woman’s arm

Pharmacy error left golf ball-sized hole in Leander woman’s arm Josselyn Stevens called the KVUE Defenders after the medicine she received left her with a hole in her arm. AUSTIN, Texas — Another pharmacy failure has a Leander woman wondering how long it will take the state and the federal government to investigate. “I […]

Global warming and balanced Fed budget – being solved by war on drugs & opiate crisis ?

Two House members  (Foster& Kelly) have added an amendment to HR 2470 #20 amendment – which would assign a “unique number” to every person getting chronic pain meds Two Senate members ( Manchin & Braun) has a bill S. 2089: FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act  that would prohibit the FDA from labeling any opiate for […]

Switzerland couldn’t stop drug users. So it started supporting them.

Switzerland couldn’t stop drug users. So it started supporting them. The Swiss people took drastic measures to reduce the number of people dying from opioid overdose. Their approach is effective – and unorthodox. The first in a series describing how Europeans have tackled their overdose issues. By Taylor Knopf ZURICH and GENEVA, Switzerland — […]

Watchdog: Insurance Groups Buy Drug “Middle Men”; Transparency Calls Grow

Watchdog: Insurance Groups Buy Drug “Middle Men”; Transparency Calls Grow–insurance-groups-buy-drug–middle-men—transparency-calls-grow ORLANDO, Fla. — PBMs: have you heard of them? If not, you’re not alone, but they do factor into your prescription drug costs. PBM is short for Pharmacy Benefit Manager. They’re firms hired by insurance plans to negotiate the lowest drug prices possible. Top […]

Pet Owners Find New Challenges Filling Prescriptions Over New Opioid Laws MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Curbing Minnesota’s opioid crisis means owners of sick pets will make more trips to their pharmacies. The state’s new opioid law went into effect at the beginning of the month, and parts of it have forced veterinarians to clear up confusion. For eight years, Boo Boo has been by Bobby Wilbur’s […]

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand proposes prescription drug crackdown, prosecution of pharma executives.

MASS: Male Addicts are jailed for 90 days without charges

Massachusetts’ contentious tactic to fight its opioid crisis: jailing addicts State is placing persons who are involuntarily committed to treatment – the section 35 process – in jail or prison even though no charges have been levied against them Tue 23 Apr 2019 02.00 EDT Last modified on Tue 23 Apr 2019 02.43 EDT Sheriff Nick […]

Sickle cell “flare” can be VERY PAINFUL The exact number of people living with SCD in the U.S. is unknown. Working with partners, the CDC supports projects to learn about the number of people living with SCD to better understand how the disease impacts their health. It is estimated that: SCD affects approximately 100,000 Americans. SCD occurs among about 1 out […]

When DEA NUMBERS… don’t always “reflect reality”

Small-town America does have an opioid problem, but not in this Alabama town Gilbertown welcomes you. That’s the simple message greeting visitors to this picturesque town of about 200 people, delicately placed inside less than one square mile of southern Choctaw County and seemingly designed to make you feel as nostalgic as possible. It’s […]

Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients During the recent Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association, the organization’s president, Dr. Barbara McAneny, told the story of a patient of hers whose pharmacist refused to fill his prescription for an opioid medication. She had prescribed the medication to ease her patient’s severe pain from prostate cancer, which had spread to his […]