A Prescription for Trouble

A Prescription for Trouble

#heart #patients #medications #polypharmacy #AHA Some older Americans are taking a staggering number of Rx medications. For those at risk for heart failure, some of those drugs might be making their problems even worse. A report by the American Heart Association reveals more than 50% of older heart failure patients leave the hospital with at […]

Americans are Being Prescribed Drugs They Do Not Need

Americans are Being Prescribed Drugs They Do Not Need

#Rx #drugs #healthcare #publichealth #patients #doctors #malpractice “When prescribing Rx the risks and benefits must be weighed carefully, as natural remedies are often available“– Paul Ebeling Study: 34% of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not/do not need. In fact, these patients are prescribed 2X as many Rx drugs as needed and are nearly […]

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

President Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan…

#PresidentTrump #AmericaFirst #Healthcare “American seniors are often the 1s accessing our healthcare system the most, and the common-sense reforms outlined in President Trump’s healthcare plan will make it easier for them to get the care they need.”– Paul Ebeling From a $200 card soon to be in the mail to keeping his promise not to […]

Managing Pain Naturally

Managing Pain Naturally

#pain Almost 50% of all Americans over 12 anni take Rx pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives or stimulates, and other similar drugs. Over 19-M people in the US abuse painkillers, which can lead to deadly side effects. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 33% people in the United States have experienced pain in the […]

President Trump, “I am moving to lower Rx Drug Prices, Big Pharma Ads Are Lies”

President Trump, “I am moving to lower Rx Drug Prices, Big Pharma Ads Are Lies”

President Trump has gone to war with big pharma over ad accusing him of raising prescription drug prices calling it a ‘lie’ amid stand-off over executive order he claims will cut costs. President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of running ads that lied about his new executive order to lower prescription drug cost  Top […]

Branded Rx Drug Prices are a Heavy Tax on the American People

Branded Rx Drug Prices are a Heavy Tax on the American People

#PresidentTrump #Rx #prescription #drug #cost #executiveorders #WhiteHouse #FDA #Medicare #tax By Bruce WD Barren “According to the Health Policy Institute, more than 131 million people, 66 % of all adults in the United States use prescription drugs or some 40% of our population. Utilization is particularly high for older people and those with chronic conditions. For them, prescription […]

President Trump Moves to Lower Cost of Rx Drugs for Americans

President Trump Moves to  Lower Cost of Rx Drugs for Americans

#PresidentTrump #Rx #prescription #drug #cost #executiveorders #WhiteHouse #FDA #Medicare In an effort to “completely restructure the prescription drug market in terms of pricing,” President Trump announced he will sign several executive orders geared toward lowering the cost of prescription drugs Friday. The ERs, which are subject to regulatory review, are meant to bring US drug […]

Rx Drug Prices Up 3X Faster Than Inflation

Rx Drug Prices Up 3X Faster Than Inflation

Over the course of the past 10 yrs, the net cost of Rx drugs in the United States rose more than 3X faster than the rate of inflation, a new study finds. The increase affects all Americans. The net cost of a drug refers to the sticker price minus manufacturer discounts. Researchers in the University […]

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

The NY-T’s reports that the average person in their mid to late 60’s today is taking 15 Rx drugs a year, and that does not count the number of over-the-counter products they may be taking. That is a lot of medications, especially when you consider that a survey released by the American Association of Retired Persons […]

CBD Oil is Not a Dietary Supplement, Fed Cracks Down

CBD Oil is Not a Dietary Supplement, Fed Cracks Down

CBD Excluded From FDA’s Dietary Supplement Definition According to the FDA’s consumer update, dated 25 November 2019, there is a lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food, stressing that:“It is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.” In short, CBD […]

New Year’s Resolution: Eat REAL Food

New Year’s Resolution: Eat REAL Food

More Than Half of All Americans Are Chronically Ill The cost of health care in the US has increased over the past year accounting for 17% of GDP. But even though the US spends more than $3-T on health care each year, it is the worst performing system ranked by multiple aspects of healthcare. The […]

“America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist”Says…

“America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist”Says…

Industry experts predict that spending on Rx medicines in the United States will reach $610-B by Y 2021. Americans often rush or get rushed into taking drugs too quickly, say physicians who believe in trying lifestyle changes 1st in many health situations. Very often, doctors diagnose their patients in “pre-disease” stages of a condition like […]

Chronic Pain, Relieve it Naturally

Chronic Pain, Relieve it Naturally

Millions of Americans and millions more worldwide suffer from chronic pain. According to statistics pain affects more people in the United States than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The National Institutes of Health says that 25.3-M American adults suffer from daily pain, while 23.4-M report that they are in a lot of pain. “Pain […]

Your Liver, Your Health

Your Liver, Your Health

Fact: The human liver weighs about 3 lbs, filters all of the body’s blood daily, and when healthy is the only organ capable of regenerating; the liver performs nearly 500 functions, including regulating cholesterol levels. Our liver weighs about 3 lbs and is located on the right side of of the abdomen. Reddish brown in […]

Fight Bacteria Without Rx Drugs

Fight Bacteria Without Rx Drugs

Although antibiotics are a wonder of modern science, the over-use of antibiotic pharmaceuticals has reached its limit and seems to be at a breaking point. In the past several years we have seen an unprecedented rise in ‘super bugs’ and drug resident bacterial strains that doctors and scientists just do not know how to deal […]

The Key to Better Health is in Your Hand

The Key to Better Health is in Your Hand

The Key to Better Health is in Your Hand Your keys to better health are in your hand, and change is as simple as where you do most of your food shopping opens the path to a better foods, better diet and again better health. A San Diego State University study looked at the food […]

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs

Reduce Anxiety and Depression Without Rx Drugs Anxiety disorders and depressive disorders are 2 of the most common mental disorders of our time. These kind of disorders affect the mood and feelings of the person, and need to be differentiated from usual mood fluctuations. For instance, feelings of sadness or fear are normal reactions to stress. Symptoms of anxiety and […]

President Trump Plans to Combat Rising Rx Drug Costs

President Trump Plans to Combat Rising Rx Drug Costs

President Trump Plans to Combat Rising Rx Drug Costs Friday, US President Donald Trump unveiled a multi-pronged plan to help lower the price of prescription drugs, saying it’s time to bring down the cost because Americans are being priced out. “The drug lobby is making an absolute fortune at the expense of American consumers,” President […]

Subdue Stress Without Rx Drugs

Subdue Stress Without Rx Drugs

Subdue Stress Without Rx Drugs Try them, they work, and with the money you save at the drug store, you can buy Real food and have lots of money to spare. Most of us are keenly aware of the opioid epidemic in the US, but now as the opioid prescriptions decline physicians are Rx’ing benzos […]

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure

Rx Medications, Not the Only Answer to Relieving High Blood Pressure The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 30% of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, and only 50% of them have their blood pressure under control. Now, under controversial new guidelines released in November 2017, which advised that […]

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication

Americans are Taking Too Much Medication From children to seniors, every American age group is at risk for being diagnosed with a condition they may not actually have, and being prescribed medications they do not need. Americans live in a very a very litigious environment Attorneys advertise for clients who may have had a missed […]

Opioid Addicts Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds

Opioid Addicts Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds

Opioid Addicts  Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds Opioid addicts are taking their pets’ Rx (prescription) painkillers, veterinarians say. The problem has become so profound that some states are taking action to prevent pill-popping pet-owners from using their dog and cat companions as enablers. Veterinarians do not usually prescribe common narcotic opioids, like oxycodone and fentanyl. […]

CDC: Daily 91 Americans Die from an Opioid Overdose

CDC: Daily 91 Americans Die from an Opioid Overdose

CDC: Daily 91 Americans Die from an Opioid Overdose More than 33,000 Americans were killed by opioids in Y 2015, and nearly 50%  of them involved a Rx (prescription) for the drugs. Drug companies made more than 375,000 non-research opioid-related payments to more than 68,000 physicians, totaling more than $46-M This amounts to 1 in […]

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths $POTN Now more and more patients are Opting for CBD instead of Rx pain medications. A growing number of Americans are needing IC (intensive care) for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a US study revealed Wednesday. Opioid-related overdose deaths […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers One in 3 (33%) Americans take Rx (prescription) painkillers, a new survey showed Monday, this is a startling statistic unveiled the same day a Presidential Opioid Commission called for the declaration of a “National Emergency.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 91.8-M Americans used […]

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History Expert scientists says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for […]

Opioid Drug Epidemic Takes Toll on America’s Economy

Opioid Drug Epidemic Takes Toll on America’s Economy

Opioid Drug Epidemic Takes Toll on America’s Economy $GS In a note to clients last Wednesday, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. economists say America’s opioid epidemic is sidelining people in their prime working years and contributing to the low rate of men and women who are either employed or looking for jobs. “Use of both legal […]

About 10-M American Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

About 10-M American Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

About 10-M American Adults Suffer From Mental Illness A new US government report reveals that about 10-M American adults have a serious mental illness, and a similar number have considered suicide during the past year, according the report the nation’s behavioral ills. The report also said that 15.7-M Americans abuse alcohol and 7.7-M abuse illicit […]

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer Mixing opioid painkillers with Rx anxiety and sleep medications is “music” for a “dance with death” aka overdose, a new US study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic meds, nearly 30% also involved benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin and Valium, the researchers said. “It’s not […]

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33% in the past 5 years across the USA, with some states seeing spikes of almost 200%. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 states saw increases in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of heroin […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs Sleep deprivation significantly affects our daily routine, and can signafically impair performance, health, even safety. Fatigue/Energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MS, says getting less sleep is associated with an array of serious health risks, including pain, fatigue, weight gain, and fibromyalgia. His research bears this out. Dr. Teitelbaum’s […]

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, lied to doctors and patients, convincing them that OxyContin, a narcotic pain killer was safe and non-addictive […]

Pain Relief Naturally Without Rx Drugs

Pain Relief Naturally Without Rx Drugs

Pain Relief Naturally Without Rx Drugs If you are in severe pain or struggling with chronic pain, it can quickly sideline your life. A new US government report shows that more than 54% of US adults had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in Y 2012, the latest […]

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix “I’m often asked whether it’s safe to mix alcohol with Rx (prescription) drugs and my answer is that you have to use common sense,” says Dr. Gregory Smith, said a noted pain management specialist. “No one should ever drink large amounts of alcohol when taking prescription medications […]

Eat Healthy, Your Diet May Be Killing You

Eat Healthy, Your Diet May Be Killing You

Eat Healthy, Your Diet May Be Killing You Americans are more likely to be sick than well now, as about 70% of adults in the US take at least 1 Rx drug for a chronic or other medical condition, with antibiotics, antidepressants and narcotic painkillers on top of the list. I take none! 20% of […]

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction Many of us believe that Big Pharma must be held accountable for this dangerous opioid trend, especially since several have been caught lying about the benefits and risks of their drugs. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the drug industry has “fostered the opioid addiction epidemic” in several […]

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]