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#AcutePT helps ICU save $818,000 per year! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:16pm In a recent post So, you think you can walk? I outlined some of the evidence, rationale, logic, and decision making involved in acute care physical therapist practice. I discussed the important of conceptualizing and studying physical therapists impact “beyond function.” An article from UPI.com entitled Providing Physical Therapy in ICU Hel ... Read on »
Suicide: The Death of a Law Student by Dan Lukasik Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 12:00am               I am Chair of the Committee to Assist Lawyers With Depression in Erie County.  Our committee is producing a documentary about depression in the legal profession.  It will be made available to Bar Associations, legal organizations and law schools around the country later this fall.  As part of this ... Read on »
FDA reversal OKs morphine painki ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 11:41pm FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller for dying By MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK, 12 april 2009 – A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying patients can remain on the market, federal regulators have decided after hearing protests over their decision to remove it. The Food and Drug Administration had announced last week that ... Read on »
Wheat: Would You Give Your Kids Crack? by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:03pm Often the comments on Dr. Davis' HeartScanBlog are as insightful as his revolutionary ideas and core concepts. One vital core concept is wheat-cessation. From the entry 'I gained 30lbs from one cracker' , Anne said... "Wheat protein contains a number of opioid peptides which can be released during digestion. Some of these are thought to affect ... Read on »
Opioid prescription overdose and abuse – Staying safe whlie reducing pain by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 11:35am A new article just published in JAMA (see here ) reports a strong relationship between high-dose opiate prescribing and accidental overdose deaths. The authors focused on a sample of Veterans and found that those prescribed more than 50mg of morphine per day, or the equivalent of other opiate drugs , we much more likely to die of such over ... Read on »
Suboxone, Pregnancy, C-Section, and Surgery by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 09 Nov 2011 9:40pm A recent message from a reader: What would be the ideal care-plan for the pt taking 24mg/dayof Subutex who is going in for c section? I would like to show the response tomy OB, so if there is any way, please be specific as to any tapering or substituting of another low-dose narcotic before surgery, the best med for pain control in reco ... Read on »
FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller – still ok for dying patients by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Apr 2009 11:47pm If it were not available I would anticipate more visits to the ER with 911 calls for relief possible.  The liquid form can be used by care givers with a few drops on the tongue to relieve pain.  FDA is still looking at other pain killing drugs with their study.  BD (AP) -- A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying pati ... Read on »
FDA Approves Generic Morphine Formulation to Answer Shortage After Pulling Unapproved Opiod Pain Products by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 10:45pm If you remember last month the FDA pulled a number of products from the market so here’s an oral solution that is now approved.  The morphine elixir is widely used by terminal patients in hospital and home hospice care settings and is manufactured by Lehigh Valley Technologies Inc., Mallinckrodt Inc. Pharmaceuticals Group, Boehringer Ing ... Read on »
Mission Hospital in Orange County Fined $50,000 For Giving Newborn Baby Morphine–Lawsuit Filed By Parents by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 3:50pm The morphine was prescribed for the mother and by mistake the drug was given to the newborn baby.  This is an odd one as I think it’s very rare that a newborn would be given morphine but it must have been busy on the floor that day.  According to the article the baby was given the shot while being held by the mother. The corrective action ... Read on »
Morphine Overdoses Lead to Adverse Effects and Deaths-FDA Issues Safety Alert and Issues Label Change by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 10:04pm Labels again, somewhat takes me back to the Dennis Quaid story with labels on blood thinners, and this is even more of safety issue with morphine.  Roxane Labs will be changing the labels so they are more distinct and easier to tell the difference between lower and higher strengths.  In today’s busy world this is important as levels of distrac ... Read on »