In the midst of the largest assault ever against chronic pain sufferers, spanning more than a decade from the late 1990’s to the present, the State of Ohio, which oftens claims to be at the heart of the opioid crisis, launched a confidential Complaint Hotline for complaints against practitioners.
Opioid manufacturers continue to miss an opportunity to defend themselves by not using State PDMP data in opioid trials.
States have 7-10 years of PDMP data combined with State and Federal funds earmarked for performing post mortem investigations behind overdose deaths, one would think companies like Johnson and Johnson, would petition the courts to have such data released for trial.
Some state lawmakers are contemplating enacting laws that permit certain patients with severe substance use disorder to be involuntarily detained for short-term observation and, in some cases, treatment. Such laws raise ethical, legal, medical, and practical questions.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is suing the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy, demanding it share patient information from its prescription drug monitoring program, according to The Colorado Sun.
The DEA reduced opioid production by 25% in 2017, 20% in 2018 and another 10% in 2019. After mass shortages of injectable medications nationwide, the agency admits that less than 1% of production drugs are diverted into the black market. With no correlation between production and misuse, the agency intends to further reduce supplies.
Google keeps gigabytes of data on every user who uses one of their products in everyday life. Not only what you search for through your browser, but what you buy over the internet, where you eat, what you watch on the TV, the music you listen to, what you read, in fact every little detail that you do in private with your computer or mobile device running Android, Google is silently in the background, keeping tabs and storing this information, which it then uses to commercially target you. Slavery in this context is not about owning your body, but about owning your choices and limiting those choice to ensure the profitability of someone else.
DEA officials announced on November 7, 2019, a Fentanyl bust in cooperation with Chinese officials which netted enough of the substance to kill 6 million people. 9 Chinese citizens were arrested and a Chinese court imposed a suspended death sentence on one and life imprisonment for the remaining eight, all pleaded guilty to smuggling fentanyl into the U.S.
A federal judge in New York has blocked the Department of Health and Human Services’ so-called conscience rule, which lets health care workers who cite moral or religious reasons for opting out of providing certain medical procedures, such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide.
The eight words CDC officials were told they were barred from using in any public report.