Deadly abuse of methadone tops other prescription drugs
Fatal overdoses of methadone rose at a higher rate than those involving any other narcotic from 1999 through 2004, according to a recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
2012 info on fatal methadone use from the CDC…Recent analyses have shown that methadone was involved in one in three opioid-related deaths in 2008 (7). Moreover, the involvement of methadone in drug overdose deaths, in toxic exposures quantified by poison centers, and in diversion to nonpatients is disproportionate to the number of methadone prescriptions for pain when compared with other opioid pain relievers (3,8).
Personal Note: This mortality rate can be confirmed in countless more recent studies, with the trend continuing to the present time. The biggest problem we face is the lack of [...]
Walgreens pharmacies are a danger to the health and even lives of patients attempting to fill prescriptions. Since their $80 million fine for an unprecedented number of record-keeping and dispensing violations, flooding the black market with potent opioids, they have anointed themselves as controllers of all prescriptions. They seem to enjoy their power over the health and suffering of patients. I know personally of one case in which they caused a grand mal seizure by falsely informing a patient that their medication was ready for pickup. It wasn't. The patient had the seizure in the Walgreens while waiting for the refill. They refuse to dispense legal, medically necessary pain medications with their now publicized secret policy.
But they routinely fail to fill prescriptions of all kinds on time, with different pharmacy employees giving different refill dates. They often fail to provide the correct number of pills, usually less (60 instead of 90). They fail to receive electronic prescriptions [...]
Hi, I’m Alan Ross Haynes. “Out of Hand” is my fourth full length album. It is Americana, with rockabilly, country folk, folk rock, some off-beat humor, as well as 3 subtly Spiritual songs. The other 12 cover many subjects, from first love to the death penalty, from funny songs about the beach and breakups to some unusual looks at homicide and aging. Above all, “Out of Hand” is intense and unique, acoustic in flavor yet with full instrumental arrangements.
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I decided to start writing down short entries in my journal under the title "I have learned", inspired by the David Roth song. David is one of the most inspirational and highly acclaimed singer-songwriters/ performers / teachers in the New Thought and/or Modern Folk genres. His song is a collection of other people’s quotes, as he acknowledges. Mine are my own, many from the well- known “school of hard knocks.” I think that will share some of them (although I may change my mind). I intend to collect them as reminders of the results of sometimes very powerful experiences, from the highest points to the coping skills learned at the lowest. I write them for my own benefit, but would be happy if others benefited. I think that it is best to keep them short and to the point. Here we go.
I have learned that:
11/10/14 Failing to listen to intuition (for me, that “still small voice inside”) has led to my biggest mistakes.
That the problem with free advice is that people tend to value it [...]