Dr. Linda Cheek : The real cause of Drug Abuse


Not all healthcare professionals and first responders are pulling their weight

Just as accolades should be heaped on those healthcare professionals and first responders that are going above and beyond during this COVID-19 crisis.  Unfortunately, some seem to be in their own little bubble and it is business as usual. No rule should even be considered as having an exception to… no bending the rules in […]

Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment

Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids. Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment https://www.propublica.org/article/walmart-was-almost-charged-criminally-over-opioids-trump-appointees-killed-the-indictment/amp Even as company pharmacists protested, Walmart kept filling suspicious prescriptions, stoking the country’s opioid epidemic. A Republican U.S. Attorney in Texas thought the evidence was damning. Trump’s political appointees? Not so much. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. […]

On average, a patient with chronic pain will last about 2 weeks without proper pain management before taking their life

Suicide Due To Pain: A Letter From a Desperate Patient https://siebe2020.com/blog/f/suicide-due-to-pain-a-letter-from-a-desperate-patient In 2016, while I was fighting for those suffering from chronic and debilitating pain to keep their Opiate pain management, I received this plea from one of my friends, Michelle Bloem, begging for the government not to cut her life-saving pain management.   Like […]

ICU care for pts – may have treatments DISCONTINUED if they do not improve over time

how large healthcare organization(s) control costs in the long term

A Woman With Lupus Said Her Health Care Provider Is Stopping Her Chloroquine Prescription And Thanked Her For The “Sacrifice” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/kaiser-permanente-lupus-chloroquine Dale said she’s been taking the medication for a decade, and she’s scared about possible consequences to her own health during the coronavirus pandemic if she’s forced to stop taking hydroxychloroquine. “I am already […]

abt 32 million Americans could be effected by this discriminatory policy

https://www.costco.com/PharmacySearch?identifier=about-home-delivery&catalogId=10701&storeId=10301&langId=-1&krypto=8lckBDBM3NpZlgVGiH5MNDw5CoyNusIfXReqdxTIRAOfVk0L2bxk%2FgnIn1xMGogzz3x7xu0dcmlafVfN%2FUG1tA%3D%3D&ddkey=http%3APharmacySearch Because state regulations vary, Costco Pharmacy is unable to fulfill prescription orders for Schedule II Controlled Drugs for patients without insurance. I was looking at Costco’s mail order pharmacy web page and found the above blanket statement.   We have about 10% of our population that does not have health insurance. Current USA population is […]

FDA warns of EpiPen device malfunctions

FDA warns of EpiPen device malfunctions https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/fda-warns-epipen-device-malfunctions The brand name and generic versions of Mylan’s EpiPen devices are vulnerable to malfunctions that can cause them to work improperly or not at all, according to a federal safety alert issued Tuesday. The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. devices, which are commonly used to treat emergency allergic reactions, […]

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. The chronic pain community has basically TWO ENEMIES …  the DEA and the various healthcare corporation. No one is every going to get a mussel on the DEA.  […]

Dr. Thomas Kline, MD, PhD: Medical Myths Revealed: Myth 18: PDMP will help doctors

PDMP was made by a grant of 14 million dollars from the DoJ/DEA signed by an important PROP member and anti-opioid member. It is a national police computer system that uses its own invalid information system to profile every doctor and patient that is pro-scripted more than one opioid pain medicine pill. the systems have […]