Rite Aid Pharmacist Refuses To Fill Prescription For Disabled Patient

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=10078 Gulfport, Mississippi: A 36-year-old disabled woman who suffers from Chiari Malformation type I, claims the pharmacist at her local Rite Aid is refusing to fill a doctor’s prescription for the drug Norcos (hydrocodone). She asked to be identified as MK.  MK recorded an exchange with her pharmacist and the video is included below. In…Read more Rite Aid Pharmacist Refuses To Fill Prescription For Disabled Patient

Antidepressants and Chronic Pain

http://www.mayoclinic.org/pain-medications/art-20045647 Antidepressants: Another weapon against chronic pain Antidepressants are a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions — even when depression isn’t a factor. And even though they haven’t been proven to work unless you actually suffer from Major Depression. Antidepressants seem to work best for pain caused by: Arthritis Nerve damage from…Read more Antidepressants and Chronic Pain

Because I can’t sleep…

In keeping with my new policy to stop suffering in silence, I emailed a link to my post entitled “New Mexicans don’t care about each other,” to the following people (Re:  Thinking of you).  No, I wasn’t comfortable doing it, but someone has to speak up… First, to Lynn S.Hart at New Mexico’s State Medical…Read more Because I can’t sleep…

The drug war is alive and well in Canada

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/01/17/star-investigation-canadas-invisible-codeine-problem.html?app=noRedirect 1/17/2015, Star investigation: Canada’s invisible codeine problem In Canada, codeine painkillers like Tylenol No. 1 are widely available without prescription. But do they work better than household painkillers like Tylenol or Advil? I know the answer to that question, but I’m guessing my opinion isn’t the same as the writer of this article… These millions…Read more The drug war is alive and well in Canada

7/9/2014, Can antidepressants offer hope to those suffering chronic pain?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/one-woman-manages-chronic-pain-invisible-affliction/ This question has been around for decades, and the answer hasn’t changed:  If you are one of the lucky ones who can achieve a placebo effect, then antidepressants can work for you. Wikipedia:  “Roughly only 30% of the population seems susceptible to placebo effects, and it is not possible to determine ahead of time…Read more 7/9/2014, Can antidepressants offer hope to those suffering chronic pain?