most people who misused opioids got them from a friend or dealer — not their doctor

Blaming pharma alone for opioid crisis is shortsighted | Opinion This month, City Council failed to pass a bill to limit the activities of pharmaceutical reps in Philadelphia. It is laudable that Council members Cindy Bass and Bill Greenlee introduced legislation to counter the opioid-related overdose crisis, and it’s disappointing this legislation didn’t pass. […]

Is working at Walgreens… more like working in servitude ?

Joe Biden’s new EO denies patients in pain the medication they need

Joe Biden’s new EO denies patients in pain the medication they need While campaigning, then-candidate Joe Biden proposed to make life much harder for pain patients, the disabled, and addicts. As President, he has lived up to his word. The US Drug Enforcement Administration, led by Democrats, is enacting a plan to expand patient […]

Should Walgreens be Removed from Vaccine Programs ?

Should Walgreens be Removed from Vaccine Programs ? “Walgreens Not Following U.S. Guidance on Pfizer Vaccine Spacing” is the stunning title of a recent story in The New York Times (April 5, 2021; Rebecca Robbins). The story includes the following statements: “Walgreens has inoculated hundreds of thousands of Americans against COVID-19 this year using […]

When urine tests lie

When the urine test LIES When the urine test LIES Many doctors are insisting that their chronic pain pts routinely have to take a urine test to determine if they are taking their prescribed medications – or not – or to discover if patients are taking other medications/substances legal or illegal. “Failing a drug test” […]

Is this another crisis or just a EPIDEMIC ?

Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020 Preliminary data highlights impact of excessive alcohol use in Minnesota New preliminary data show that nearly a thousand Minnesotans died from alcohol use last year.  The preliminary data suggest that factors related to the pandemic may have boosted a decades-long trend of increasing numbers of alcohol-attributable […]

Is COVID-19 going to be declared a perpetual pandemic ?

Pfizer, Moderna Say Booster Shots Probably Needed Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’sCoronavirus Resource Center. People who’ve received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines will probably need a booster shot this year, top executives for those two pharmaceutical companies said this week. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla […]

If anyone wonders why the chronic pain community is invisible to the media….

It was announced today that so far this year 92 police officers have been shot/killed. I don’t know about you, but I have not seen more than a handful mentioned on the national news.  But then it is claimed that – on average 24 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY… and once again, the national media […]

Another collateral damage of the war on drugs/pts ?

Health Care and which political parties they donate money to in 2020

Health Services/HMOs Summary Totals Background Lobbying Money to Congress Contributors Recipients News Health Services/HMOs: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates, Parties, and Outside Groups Election cycle: Breakdown to display: Total contributions: $151,572,671 Toggle Party/Viewpoint percentages To Candidates and Parties To Outside Spending Groups Rank Contributor Total Contribs Total Dem% Repub% Total 1 Adelson Clinic for […]