Posts Tagged
Addiction

  • Opioid Abuse & The Missing Information

    n any given morning I can open up my laptop and find probably half a dozen articles on our opioid abuse problem going on in the U.S.  The words in the headlines change, but the content and message are sadly always the same: Opioid and heroin addiction are rampant. Sometimes the article is simply reporting...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Why Hydrocodone Rescheduling Won’t Work

    Those who keep a close eye on the pharmaceutical news know that our country has a drug trafficking, abuse, addiction and overdose problem of epidemic proportions.  Now, I have been very outspoken about how misleading these statistics are sometimes presented.  For example, we call it an...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The U.S. Drug Addiction Problem is OUR Problem – My TEN Ideas

    Pharmacy news, I have found, often reflects much more than scientific and medical innovations – it gives us a glimpse into what is going on in a culture in terms of their values, emotions, pains and problems.  Right now all the pharma news and medical media are screaming one message very loudly: ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Denying the shot like an early refill…

    Sometimes I play street hockey.  Well, actually it is more like driveway hockey.  And I only play goalie.  That’s because my 10 year old son loves to shoot and score on his old man. adsenseyu2 But sometimes he misses. And sometimes I make an awesome save.  DENIED! As pharmacists we sometimes have...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Only as Sick as Your Secrets: Addiction Help for Pharmacists (and others)

    Our local newspaper, out here in the middle of nowhere, recently reported on a visit by Chris Herren to a nearby High School to share his story of drug addiction and recovery. Chris, as some may know, is a Massachusetts native and former NBA Denver Nuggets & Boston Celtic player. In his 2 season NBA...

    Author : Jason Poquette