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  • Prager: Why My Stepsons’ Father Killed Himself

    01/31/2017 12:46:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 196 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-31-2017 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, my two stepsons' father, a man who loved life, killed himself. I would like to tell you why. Two years ago, a 62-year-old father of three named Bruce Graham was standing on an ladder, inspecting his roof for a leak, when it slipped out from under him. He landed on top of the ladder on his back, breaking several ribs, puncturing a lung and tearing his intestine, which wasn't detected until he went into septic shock. Following surgery, he lapsed into a two-week coma. In retrospect, it's unfortunate that he awoke from that coma because for all intents...
  • Almost All Mass Shootings Have This in Common… And It Has Nothing to Do With Guns

    10/22/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Liberals would have Americans believe that mass shootings are caused by the ready access to firearms in the United States. If that were true, however, it would not explain why over nine out of 10 mass shootings occur in areas where it is more difficult to own or carry a firearm, as a recent study proved. Nor would it explain why mass murders committed with guns, which outnumber bicycles in the United States by a factor of three-to-one, are responsible for about 4% as many deaths as bicycle accidents. There is, however, a possible link between mass murderers who use...
  • FDA Tightens Hydrocodone Regulations To Curb Drug Abuse

    09/05/2014 10:22:03 PM PDT · by JCG · 94 replies
    HNGN ^ | Aug 25, 2014 | Ashley Helms
    Stricter rules for the country's most commonly prescribed painkiller were rolled out on Thursday by the FDA, the last step in a policy change that has been coming down the pipeline for years, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Hydrocodone will now be in a more serious and restrictive category. Doctors will be barred from calling in prescriptions by telephone, and patients will not be able to get refills on the same prescription, but will have to return to a physician for a new one. It will also have be to kept in special vaults in pharmacies. The Drug...
  • Readers Digest: A World Without Meds

    07/02/2014 6:59:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    The Readers Digest June 2014 ^ | 06-2014 | Katherine Eban
    Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving chemotherapy, and doctors scrambling for the most basic antibiotics. We're already there. Read more: http://www.rd.com/health/healthcare/drug-shortages/#ixzz36JrWJCFv
  • Drug Abuse News

    England has seen a 10% fall in the number of opiate and crack [the top 2 illicit drugs abused] users since 2005 with the largest reductions being seen in the last few years. This also includes a significant fall in the number of people injecting these drugs: from 93,401 in 2010 to 2011, to 87,302 in 2011 to 2012. THE DIFFERENCE: England approaches the issue as a "public health" issue. In the USA we approach substance abuse as a "legal" issue. Until we fund treatment adequately, attacking demand, law enforcement attempts to shrink supply will just make profit margins greater...
  • Twelve hours to get a Z-pack? Thanks, Øbamacare, for nothing.

    01/06/2014 6:16:12 PM PST · by lightman · 97 replies
    6 January AD 2013 | Self
    South-central Pennsylvania has been clobbered by a nasty cold, flu, or combination thereof for all of this brief new year. So much so that the state is listed as "widespread" on the flu map published by the Weather Channel. I get that. What I don't get is why it took my adult son nearly twelve hours to obtain a Z-pack. He did the responsible thing by calling his primary physician (a truly unmercenary practitioner, who works solo and sees many of the poor who others shun) early this morning...around 10 AM. The overworked physicians office--I did say this flu thing...
  • How will ObamaCare impact prescription drug coverage?

    12/10/2013 8:39:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.FoxNews.com ^ | December 09, 2013 | Megyn Kelly and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, The Kelly File
    MEGYN KELLY, HOST: We are seeing new reports tonight about another possible consequence of the health care overhaul. While media outlets continue to dig into the issue of losing your plan or losing your doctor -- you can see this cover here on the Cincinnati Enquirer -- we are now hearing that you may also be losing your prescription drug coverage, or at least find to get much more expensive.
  • Feds Spent $29 Million on Prescription Drugs for 4,139 Illegal Aliens

    11/07/2013 2:59:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/05/13 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent almost $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 individuals “unlawfully present” in the U.S. and thus ineligible to receive federal health care benefits, according to an audit by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health & Human Services. (See Medicare prescription drugs.pdf)
  • Prescription drug cards not from government (Scam Warning)

    09/05/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Baynative · 12 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 9/2/13 | Chris Willis
    PORTLAND -- A new prescription discount card is promising Oregonians an average savings of 50 percent on prescription drugs. It’s called the United States Prescription Discount card, and it looks like an official government document. A lot of people are now getting them in the mail. But these cards are not from the government. They are sent to people addressed as “resident code,” and they promise the savings at pharmacies everywhere nationwide.
  • Which Medication Assisted Treatment is best for you?

    06/28/2013 5:08:21 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    ARC ^ | 6/27/13
    Historically, opiate addicts have had a very poor track record for recovery. But evidence-based clinical best practices, known as Medication Assisted Treatment, have been identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that have nine times better effectiveness outcomes than traditional treatment. SAMHSA found that certain types of psychotherapy combined with medications like methadone or Suboxone enhance the probability of avoiding relapse substantially. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication Assisted Treatment is a very effective treatment for opiate addiction. If you are addicted to opiates (like heroin or OxyContin) then you need to take these drugs multiple times...
  • Opioids for Chronic Pain: Addiction is NOT Rare

    Prescribers and the public have been misinformed about the risk of addiction when chronic pain is treated with opioids. This has led to overprescribing of opioids and the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history. Even when taken as directed, patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain can become addicted.Physicians who find their patients addicted, i.e., experiencing higher and higher tolerance requiring higher and higher dosing, should consider a referral to a SAMHSA evidence-based best practice Medication Assisted Treatment program at a SAMHSA CSAT certified Opioid Treatment Program. In Oklahoma call 877-341-3017
  • Effectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain

    06/05/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT · by DBCJR
    Despite low-quality evidence supporting practice change, use of opioids for chronic pain increased dramatically over the past two decades. Concurrently, there has been a sharp increase in opioid analgesic overdose deaths, addiction, misuse and diversion. Opioids may provide modest, variable short-term pain relief for some patients with chronic pain. Long-term benefits for chronic pain have not been established. Potential medical and behavioral harms of opioids are an important concern, particularly at higher dosage levels and in higher risk or medically complex patients. While opioid therapy at lower doses may be a useful treatment for some patients, it should only be...
  • Painkiller Addiction in Oklahoma

    05/28/2013 3:19:22 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 12 replies
    Last year the Center for Disease Control called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as leading the nation in both the addiction and related deaths. It is only fitting that the battle against such addiction in "Native America" be led by three tribal owned clinics, Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, OKC; Keetoowah Cherokee Treatment Services, Tulsa; and Quapaw Counseling Services, Miami. Generally speaking, prescription painkillers are opiates. There are 14 Opioid Treatment Programs in Oklahoma certified by the Federal agency SAMHSA CSAT, including the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City. The importance of these OTPs revolves around SAMHSA's...
  • PRESCRIPTION COPAY

    05/17/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    ME | MAY 17.2013 | swampsniper
    Just got my monthly prescriptions refilled, 97 bucks more than last month, 200 bucks more than last December, same stuff, same amounts.I'm helping someone get their sex change operation, thanks, OBAMACARE!
  • Dr. Carson’s Prescription

    02/15/2013 12:37:50 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/2013 | John Fund
    The renowned doctor reacts to the furor over his National Prayer Breakfast speech. Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who helped lead the first surgery separating twins joined at the head, has received a fair amount of attention in his 61 years. But none of it before begins to compare to the response he has gotten since he spoke at the February 7 National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama sitting five feet away. While most of his remarks were motivational or spiritual, he made some pointed political comments about the need for freer markets in health care and a...
  • The day Christmas died (Newtown Massacre)

    12/18/2012 9:50:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2012 | Barbara Simpson
    Exclusive: Barbara Simpson questions role of prescription meds in shootings The countdown had begun. Christmas Eve was just 10 days away. For the children, excitement was building, as it should. Then, in a burst of what can only be described as naked evil, it was over. What had begun as a normal school day took a turn no one could have anticipated or even imagined. Sandy Hook Elementary School, grades K through 4, in the quiet village of Newtown, Conn., became the target of a plot that was carried out with diabolical accuracy that turned classrooms into a charnel house....
  • Little Falls shootings: Drugs, other items reported stolen found in car teens used

    11/28/2012 7:36:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-27-12 | Christopher Magan
    Authorities tied the teenage cousins killed by a homeowner after they broke into his Little Falls, Minn., house Thanksgiving Day to a similar break-in the night before. Prescription drugs from the earlier burglary were found in the red Mitsubishi Eclipse that Nicholas Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18, drove when they broke into Byron David Smith's home north of Little Falls, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said Wednesday, Nov. 28. Deputies are now reviewing police reports to see if other burglaries are connected to the teens.
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • When Prescription Becomes Addiction

    06/22/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 21 replies
    How do I know when a prescription becomes an addiction? This is a critical question. Many Oklahomans have a legitimate need for prescription painkillers for the relief of pain from surgery or an injury. Unfortunately, even legitimate reliance on medication can easily and unintentionally turn into physical dependence. That can be confusing, as the medications ARE prescribed by a doctor, so doesn’t that mean that they are needed and safe to use? Alarmingly, the most commonly prescribed drugs including OxyContin, Vicodin, hydrocodne, hydrocodone, Darvocet, Lortab, Lorcet and Percocet can cause one to start "needing" the drugs in order to feel...
  • Leading the Fight vs. Native America's Painkillers

    Three tribes lead the best practice initiative treating the epidemic of painkiller addiction in Native America, Oklahoma, the nation's leader in painkiller addiction. Treating all adults, Medicaid. Last month the Center for Disease Control called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as leading the nation in both the addiction and related deaths. It is only fitting that the battle against such addiction in "Native America" be led by three tribal owned clinics, Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, OKC; Keetoowah Cherokee Treatment Services, Tulsa; and Quapaw Counseling Services, Miami. Generally speaking, prescription painkillers are opiates. There are 14...