Mylan apparently doesn’t know when to quit. The Epipen isn’t “preventative medicine” and therefore doesn’t seem to fit these rules. But that won’t stop the lobbyists from trying to get on the list.
Kratom is an herb that has helped some people get off of opioids. It is a drug but one can buy it legally. However this will soon change due to a DEA classification of kratom as a Schedule 1 substance. (Which means it’s totally banned even from research.)
The herb appears to have helped people. Why ban it, even from research, in the face of increasing prescription opioid addiction?
This my friends is about protecting bureaucratic turf and the flow of taxpayer dollars to his agency. He’s not going to come out and say, “Oh yeah legalizing marijuana is not the end of the world.” Why? Because pot is the DEA’s cash cow.
Of course cannabis has medical uses. In some cases it can be a profoundly useful therapy. For some, CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in pot, has curtailed horrible seizure disorders. There are (many) lives which are better because of this plant.
They arrest people for feeding homeless people in some cities. And God forbid you are a doctor in Mississippi with an excellent reputation who wants to treat people for free. Can’t have that.
Many of Dr. Landrum’s patients can’t afford to drive to a doctor’s office. So he comes and sees them. I thought that was called a “house call.”
Why do the busybodies have to regulate EVERYTHING?
“Bought off” is perhaps too strong a phrase. Influenced in a big way? Yeah, that might be fair.
Why is no one in the mainstream media covering this? Could it be that pharma doesn’t want it covered? Possible.
Managers “managing” the population.
It’s offered by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Seriously, this is just getting ridiculous. Your betters (what they honestly think) want nothing to do with this law, even though they are the ones who will enforce it and administer it.
Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.
Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.
It’s nearly free too! Or was.
Does AARP really speak for the elderly? Or the AMA for doctors?
John Goodman of Southern Methodist University in Dallas is the best healthcare analyst in the US. Here is something he posted recently about the deplorable medical system that cronyism has given us:
“If banking were like health care, automated teller machine (ATM) transactions would take not seconds but perhaps days or longer as a result of unavailable or misplaced records.
“If home building were like health care, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers each would work with different blueprints,
An article in the Washington Times by Dr. Richard Armstrong (2/6/12, P 36) explains that the AMA as recently as the 1960’s represented 70% of American doctors, but now only represents 15%. In the 1960’s, it opposed the creation of Medicare. The government decided to win the AMA over by granting it a monopoly in 1983 on the treatment coding system to be used in Medicare. The same CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) system is now used by private insurers as well and brings in an estimated $50-80 million to the AMA each year,