Part 1/5 – Review of American Sniper by Clint Eastwood

http://petedeakon.com/2015/01/26/part-15-review-of-american-sniper-by-clint-eastwood/

“Entertaining, educational, and illuminating.”  Me  (The articles, not the movie.)

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Swiss Heroin-Assisted Treatment 1994-2014: Summary

http://www.citizensopposingprohibition.org/resources/swiss-heroin-assisted-treatment-1994-2009-summary/

*Crime Issues: 60% drop in felony crimes by patients (80% drop after one year in the program). 82% drop in patients selling heroin.

*Death Rates: No one has died from a heroin overdose since the inception of the program. The heroin used is inspected for purity and strength by technicians…

NOTE: This summary was researched and written by Howard J. Wooldridge Co-Founder of LEAP.

We’re Not Comfortable Talking About Our Denial Of Pt Care.

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=8897

1/29/2015 (Florida), Special report: Pharmacies denying legitimate prescriptions

http://www.wesh.com/health/pharmacies-denying-legitimate-prescriptions/30986442

Pete Giarrusso, who runs a Longwood motorcycle shop, is an expert at making things run better — except when it comes to his wife’s health. His wife’s doctor prescribed the muscle relaxer Soma after neck surgery, but he said Walgreens refused to fill it…

>>Has this situation happened to you? Email Matt Grant and tell him your story

Obaitan said he’s been told he cannot fill prescriptions from certain zip codes. He also isn’t supposed to dispense a large number of pills and can’t dispense certain drug combinations. The (Drug Enforcement Agency) is saying, ‘No, we don’t want you doing this,’ so who am I to go against the DEA?” Obaitan said…

Health insurers using drug coverage to discriminate

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-health-drug-coverage-discriminate.html

Jacobs and senior author Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics, analyzed what they call “adverse tiering”—in which all drugs for certain conditions are placed in the highest cost-sharing tiers—in 12 states in the federal marketplace…

The researchers noted that insurers’ use of “adverse tiering” puts significant and unexpected financial strain on those with chronic conditions…