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Prescription Drugs

Simple Thinking : Locking Pill Bottles

Sometimes people who don’t know very much just really, really want to do SOMETHING to help improve things. And they do things. Like making this new law. Continue Reading...

Accused Florida Pill Mill in Ft. Meyer Busted

Report of a Federal indictment against the owner of St. Jude’s Pharmacy in Cape Coral and his wife, related to illegal sale of controlled substances and money laundering issues. Continue Reading...

Pharmacies Fill Medicaid Scripts at a Loss?

According to this report, every time a Medicaid patient gets “free” Oxy from the pharmacist, everyone pays while few profit. Continue Reading...

A World of Hurt Book by Barry Meier

New York Times reporter Barry Meier published “A World of Hurt” about prescription pain medications. Mr. Meier previously published “Pain Killer: A ‘Wonder’ Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death” which was centered on Oxycontin abuse by teenagers. Continue Reading...

Military to use Snake Venom for Non-Addictive Pain Relief

Nutra Pharma is developing a ‘military strength’ version of Nyloxin™, its OTC pain medication derived from cobra (snake) venom. They plan to market this non-addicting pain reliever to the US military. Continue Reading...

This is Your Brain On Drugs (crashing your car)

This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. And this is how badly you drive just one month after starting your prescription antidepressants or benzodiazepines. Continue Reading...

83 Year Old “Bold Prescriber” Challenges DEA on Pain Killers

An 83 year old East Bay (California) doctor is under investigation for his prescribing practices, following patient deaths. The FBI, the Human Services Office of the Inspector General and the DEA have all subpoenaed his medical records. Dr. Manougian is what is known as a “bold prescriber” of opioid painkillers. He believes he has a right to do “whatever it takes” to treat chronic pain. Does he? Continue Reading...

NYC Task Force: “Patients simply do not understand how addictive these painkillers can be”

Prescription Drug Task Force finds that just 15% of prescribers are supplying 82% of the prescription drugs dispensed in NYC. Continue Reading...

New Study Links Sleeping Pills to Cancer, Deaths

Use of prescription sleeping pills, often prescribed for stress-related sleep issues, has been shown to increase risks of death and cancer greater than 3 fold, in a new Scripps Clinic research study. Continue Reading...

Selling Unused Prescription Medications is a CRIME

Selling your prescription medications is a crime. Some people don’t know that. Sometimes it seems too easy to raise some cash by selling off those unneeded percocets or oxycodone pills. One 21 year old just learned that the hard way. Continue Reading...

Pharmacies Caught Reselling Used Drugs

Two pharmacies in Washington State are accused of collecting unused prescription medications from nursing homes after patients died, and reselling them as new to other customers. And not just once — they ran the scheme as a profitable business. Continue Reading...

Doctor Blacklisted by CVS Sues for Defamation

Unfair! One doctor reacts to the Florida CVS Pharmacy blacklist with a defamation lawsuit. Over 700 pharmacies in Florida are telling patients “Sorry, your pain pill doctor is not respected here”. Continue Reading...

CVS — DEA: Florida High Prescribers (XLS)

CVS — DEA: Florida High Prescribers (XLS) spreadsheet containng names of doctors on the CVS blacklist. Also available as a PDF file. Continue Reading...

NJ Prescription Drug Monitoring Starts (NJPMP)

It took New Jersey 5 years to spend just $244,000 on a prescription drug monitoring program. The database is intended to prevent “doctor shopping” and reduce abuse of prescription drugs. Why did it take so long? Maybe because 15 of the worlds 25 largest pharmaceutical companies are based in New Jersey. Continue Reading...

White House Prescription Drug Abuse Plan

A simple, clean summary of the White House’s 4 prong approach to the current prescription drug abuse problem in the US. Continue Reading...

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