Which agency is the least efficient .. DEA or IRS ?

IRS spent millions on audits that returned no revenue, report finds https://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/irs-spent-millions-on-audits-that-returned-no-revenue-report-finds About half of large business returns audited were closed without change The IRS is wasting time paying employees to audit returns that generate no additional revenue for the agency, a watchdog report released Thursday found. Of the 10,755 returns that were analyzed – […]

Former DEA task force agent ..” spills the beans” about the war on drugs

https://therappreportpodcast.podbean.com/e/e11-interview-with-former-dea-agent-and-law-enforcement-officer-russell-jones/ Russell Jones has been involved in the “War on Drugs” on various fronts for more than 40 years. For 10 of those years, Russell worked as a San Jose, California narcotics detective. Later he was assigned to a DEA-run task force. As a government intelligence agent, Russell worked in Latin America observing narcotics trafficking […]

Maybe the CDC opiate dosing guidelines revision will get “tabled”

Trump team weighs a CDC scrubbing to deflect mounting criticism https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/trump-cdc-overhaul-coronavirus-335039 With Trump under fire for his handling of the outbreak, his advisers are eyeing the federal bureaucracy for other culprits ahead of the election. White House officials are putting a target on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, positioning the agency as a […]

Oxygen levels under face mask

During the 80’s and 90’s our independent pharmacy was the largest respiratory supplier in two counties.  We had a couple of hundred pts on home oxygen.. when a pt was on supplemental oxygen typically it was via nasal cannula at 2 LPM..   In those rare incidents where pts needed to put on a oxygen mask… […]

The RAPP Report – my interview 06/24/2020

https://therappreportpodcast.podbean.com/e/e10-interview-with-pharmacist-steve/ The chronic pain community has a new venue where a number of chronic pain advocates and chronic pain pts themselves are having a place to talk about how chronic pain is impacting pts and how changes are coming down the pike – both good and bad. Last night I had the privilege to be […]

Pain Warriors Documentary Review

  https://apurposeinpain.com/pain-warriors-documentary-review/ I was recently asked to review a new documentary called Pain Warriors. I think that it’s a really important film and want to do my part to help promote it. The mission of the film is to “tackle the other side of the OPIOID CRISIS ~ that of under treated pain patients and […]

FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem

FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem https://www.lawofcompoundingmedications.com/2020/06/fda-advises-consumers-not-to-use-hand.html [6/19/2020] FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified […]

Maximum Opioid Doses: A Pharmacological Abomination

Maximum Opioid Doses: A Pharmacological Abomination https://www.acsh.org/news/2020/06/22/maximum-opioid-doses-pharmacological-abomination-14858 Despite irrefutable pharmacological evidence of the wide range in individuals’ metabolism of opioid drugs, states continue to impose “one-size-fits-none” laws. For example, Massachusetts, apparently not entirely at peace with the abolition of the Salem witch trials, became the first state to establish a seven-day limit on first-time opioid prescriptions. Others […]

HHS refers to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects patients from discrimination on the basis of “color, race, age, national origin, sex or disability

The Assault on LGBTQ+ Health Access https://grassrootsrph.wordpress.com/2020/06/21/the-assault-on-lgbtq-health-access/ Estimates predict that 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender. Today we unpack a recent rule proposal that could jeopardize these individuals’ access to healthcare and how the most accessible healthcare professional, the pharmacist, can advocate against this systemic discrimination. On Monday, June 15, 2020, […]

My way of thinking… a true story

I ran across this story that I had clipped out of a pharmacy magazine from some 30+ yrs ago.  Unfortunately, It is a true story and what reminded me of this story is that I have been on a closed pharmacy FB page and someone started a discussion about filling/not filling high dose opiates for […]