With the failure of a comprehensive set of laws protecting patients, accessing healthcare is growing increasingly difficult and expensive.
A patient bill of rights would be a list of guarantees for those receiving medical care. It could take the form of laws or non-binding declarations. Usually a patient bill of rights would guarantee patient information privacy, protection from unscrupulous providers, the exclusion of government interference in individual medical decisions and patient autonomy over individual medical decisions.
The war on opiates has seen sweeping changes on the rights and limits in which doctors can treat chronic and acute pain. Whether by intent or not the primary motivation has been fear, resulting in a disruption of healthcare with fines and penalties placed on prescribing physicians, sometimes in excess of $20,000 per incident
Since state medical boards are the primary arbitrators for regulating physician practice, what board members think weighs heavily in the decisions made when treating and prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain.
Occasionally I find articles which have done the same or similar research I have and in doing so, draw many of the same conclusions. This post from Conservative Review by Daniel Horowitz is one of them.
Chronic pain patients coerced or encourage to use Suboxone (buprenorphine) over traditional opiate agonists should be aware that some prescribers offering this medication do so because of illegal or misleading information about its benefits
Two former executives of a Springfield, Missouri-based charity and a former Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme
According to evidence at trial, in February 2016, the multiple potency failures culminated in Pharmakon’s distribution of 2,460 percent super potent morphine sulfate
South Florida Health Care Facility Owner Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme Ever Charged by The Department of Justice, Involving $1.3 Billion in Fraudulent Claims
Federal jury finds South Florida health care facility owner guilty for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.
Former CEO of Tennessee Pain Management Company Convicted for Role in Approximate $4 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme
Comprehensive Pain Specialist (CPS) of Nashville Tennessee was the former owner of Comprehensive Pain Specialist 1750 Granville Pike Lancaster Ohio