Walgreens sued for denying leave to pregnant worker who miscarried

Walgreens sued for denying leave to pregnant worker who miscarried https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/walgreens-sued-denying-leave-pregnant-worker-who-miscarried-2022-09-29/ Sept 29 (Reuters) – Walgreen Co has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly refusing to allow a pregnant, diabetic retail worker in Louisiana to take emergency medical leave, forcing her to quit hours before she miscarried, the agency […]

CDC 2022 Opioid Prescribing Guideline: Tapering

CDC 2022 Opioid Prescribing Guideline: Tapering https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/resources/clinical-practice-guidelines/cdc-2022-opioid-prescribing-guideline-tapering In this analysis, we break down the various aspects of the proposed revisions to the CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain to help clinicians, patients, and caretakers alike understand their nuances and to provide expert review of their applicability, potential benefits, and potential concerns. Specifically, we […]

Is this a new kind of “LEGAL CRAZY”

She Wanted An Abortion. Now The Embryo Is Suing Her Doctors The ‘wrongful death’ suit could usher in a new threat for abortion providers and women nationwide https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/abortion-arizona-personhood-roe-wade-1234598516/ Four years ago in Arizona, a woman had an abortion. She was not ambivalent about the decision: She was upset to learn she was pregnant, scared of […]


WH Spokesperson: number of illegal fentanyl poisoning have leveled off.. Our “North Star”prgm is working

It is claimed that we already spend > 100 billion/yr in fighting the war on drugs and we have spent collectively about TWO TRILLION since the Controlled Substance Act was signed into law in the early 70’s. So adding an additional couple of billion to fighting the war on drugs… is going to dramatically change […]

Opioid Nudges of Perceptions

Opioid Nudges of Perceptions https://www.daily-remedy.com/opioid-nudges-of-perceptions/ Optimizing Opioid Prescribing and Dosing Through Nudges Background: The opioid epidemic has incurred significant clinical and economic toll on the United States.  The human impact from the epidemic has adversely affected communities and many employers.  The patient-physician encounter is a microcosm of the social ramifications of the epidemic.  Physicians are […]

How many more years are we going to just “tread water” in fighting the war on drugs

Why do “we” allow some groups to determine that a certain category of pts with valid medical issues be viewed as a group who is not worthy of receiving treatment. we opened out independent pharmacy in 1976 and in the early 80’s as the DRG pricing for hospitals came into play we saw a growing […]

When a person claiming to be a chronic pain advocate ends up being a saboteur

When Bob’s refers to “my kids”.. he is really referring to the END OF LIFE PEDIATRIC CANCER PTS in Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Nearly a year ago, Bob started advocating for proper pain treatment for these end of life pediatric cancer pts..  Apparently Vanderbilt is one of those “no opiate hospitals”..  These “kids” when […]

Woman With Severe Chronic Pain Was Denied Medication for Being ‘Childbearing Age’

Woman With Severe Chronic Pain Was Denied Medication for Being ‘Childbearing Age’ https://jezebel.com/woman-with-severe-chronic-pain-was-denied-medication-fo-1849569187 The woman, Tara Rule, told Jezebel she’s being blacklisted by local hospitals for sharing her story. A New York woman says she was denied highly effective medication for a chronic, painful condition that’s caused her to contemplate suicide because her neurologist told […]

FTC Commissioner Bedoya calls out PBM games

FTC Commissioner Bedoya calls out PBM games https://ncpa.org/newsroom/qam/2022/09/22/ftc-commissioner-bedoya-calls-out-pbm-games On Thursday, FTC Commissioner Alvaro M. Bedoya delivered remarks in Minneapolis calling out the unfair games PBMs play. Bedoya cited an example where a pediatric cancer patient in West Virginia was denied readily available, behind-the-counter medication as the PBM insisted that the medicine can only be dispensed […]