Pain refugees in Indiana

Posted at http://www.pharmaciststeve.com on 1/26/2016:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Feb. 26, 2016)–Three central Indiana pain clinics were searched by federal and local agencies Friday morning. Sources tell FOX59 the Pain Management Centers of Indiana are being investigated for the alleged overprescribing of pain medications possibly linked to overdose deaths. The investigation is spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration along with local agencies in Marion, Miami and Monroe counties. The prosecutors from all three counties are assisting along with The Indiana Attorney General. Records and files were removed in evidence boxes from the clinics. They operate in locations in Peru, In, Bloomington, In and the south side of Indianapolis. The main physician’s home was also searched in addition to the three practices…

Under comments:

boilerrph87, on February 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm said:

Apparently Mr Watson must have a pharmacy degree too because he seems to know so much more about medications than I as a pharmacist

“It is the duty of DEA, the Attorney General and the prosecuting attorneys to investigate such complaints. Whether or not they are substantiated by the evidence being gathered and reviewed may not be determined for several weeks,” said Bruce Embry, prosecuting attorney for Miami County…..

READ: UNTIL we prove you innocent, your reputation and life is toast socially, professionally and financially and even then it is still toast afterwards because you will NEVER recover from this. They have also destroyed your legitimate chronic pain patients and they are now pain refugees because no doctor will take them on within 100 miles and see them as legitimate…

http://www.indypain.com/corporate-news/long-term-disability/

Effective as of January 14, 2016, the Center for Pain Management will no longer complete any new forms or paperwork in support of Long Term Disability.

At the Center for Pain Management, our goal is to restore patients to the highest possible level of functioning. In almost all cases, being on Long Term Disability is not consistent with that goal. Therefore, effective immediately, our medical practice has discontinued support of Long Term Disability and will no longer complete any new forms or paperwork associated with Long Term Disability coverage…

Posted at http://www.mpp.org:

The Indiana General Assembly is now in session, and it appears lawmakers are going to make the same mistake as last year by not passing Sen. Karen Tallian’s comprehensive medial marijuana bill…  Indiana has some of the most draconian marijuana penalties in the country. Possession of even a single joint is punishable by up to a year of incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000…

https://www.facebook.com/Legalize-Medical-Marijuana-for-Indiana-200102390026181/

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More than 10,000 apply at new Cheesecake Factory

Posted at koat.com on 2/19/2016:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —More than 10,000 people applied to work at the new Cheesecake Factory location opening next week at Coronado Center, and 290 people made the final cut…  Rowe said it’s not unusual to get thousands of applications for a new location, but said this might be a new record…

Hunting for apartments on Tramway

Back in 2014, I visited the Sandia Peak Tramway, which sits behind the largest building in the area, the Sandia Casino.

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/24-hour-gambling-in-new-mexico-oh-boy/

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There’s a restaurant next to the Tramway, which I’ve eaten at twice. Not the greatest food (or service), but the chile con queso was pretty good.

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I didn’t take a ride on the tram, since it costs $20 for about a 20 minute ride.

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Tramway Boulevard runs parallel to the Sandia Mountains, and this is where I went apartment hunting yesterday. And where I found this artwork:

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There’s a bike/jogging path that runs alongside Tramway Boulevard, and although the road itself isn’t very busy, there are always people taking advantage of the path.

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I saw some other interesting art in the area, but my pain levels are pretty high, so this is the only one I stopped to take photos of. In addition to my usually high pain levels, I’ve done something to my back, probably from all the packing and carting junk to the trash. There’s some numbness in my right leg that makes me worry that it won’t always support me, but so far, so good (pretty much). But… it’s that kind of sharp pain that makes you lose your breath… and makes you wonder if the next breath will come.