Category: OCTOBER 2019

‘Things Went Too Far’: Minnesota Doctors Keeping Closer Eye On Opioid Prescriptions By Liz Collin September 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota doctors are keeping a closer eye on drugs they prescribe patients during the opioid crisis. Physicians checked the state’s prescription monitoring program more than 240,000 times last month. That’s an 80%…

Do Doctor’s Care?

September 18, 2019 By Katie Burge, Guest Columnist Tell me… exactly when did it become acceptable for physicians to not only harm, but to actually contribute to a patient’s demise by denying adequate, necessary medical care?  I’m referring to the rising death rate among chronic pain patients, whose doctors have yielded to political pressure and…

The Power of the Pen

September 30, 2019 By Michael Emelio, Guest Columnist It’s my hope that this column can serve as a powerful example of the harm that can be caused when people are denied adequate pain management. And in so, I pray that it also serves as a lesson to doctors and is something that our lawmakers, CDC…