Before we begin let me get a few things out of the way. First, I am a healthcare professional. Yes, a pharmacist is a healthcare professional. Second, Iâ€™ve spent a large portion of my adult life working in the healthcare industry, both inpatient and out. This includes more than a decade working in a hospital as either a â€œstaffâ€ pharmacist or a â€œclinicalâ€ pharmacist. Third, the average person has no idea what goes on in a hospital or their physicianâ€™s office. A majority of people that are misdiagnosed, receive unnecessary labs, get the wrong drug, etc. will never know because they have no reason to think theyâ€™re getting anything but the best of care. And finally, Iâ€™ve been called a pessimist. I donâ€™t see it that way, but Iâ€™m simply giving you all the data I have.
WSJ: â€œThe Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require some painkiller manufacturers to produce new educational tools in an effort to quell prescription-drug abuse. The requirements will affect makers of long-acting and extended-release opioids, which include oxycodone, morphine and methadone. Letters have been sent to manufacturers of the drugs describing the medication … Read more