Archive for April, 2012
Here is the list of drugs that now have extra warnings:
Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information Identified by AERS, October to December 2011
|Product Name: Active Ingredient (Trade) or Product Class||Potential Signal of a Serious Risk/New Safety Information||Additional Information (as of February 15, 2012)*|
|Bortezomib (Velcade, Takeda)||Death from intrathecal administration (medication error)||The Dosage and Administration and Contraindications sections of the labeling for bortezomib were updated January 2012 to include fatal events with intrathecal administration.|
|Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris, Seattle Genetics)||Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)||The Boxed Warning and Warnings and Precautions sections of the labeling for brentuximab were updated January 2012 to include PML.|
|Fluoroquinolone products||Peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy||FDA is continuing to evaluate this issue to determine whether the current labeling, which contains information about peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy, is adequate.|
|Gabapentin HCl (Neurontin, Pfizer)||Increase in blood creatine phosphokinase levels and rhabdomyolysis|
|Gadolinium-based contrast agents products||Acute kidney injury||FDA is continuing to evaluate this issue to determine whether the current labeling, which contains information about kidney injury, is adequate.|
|Iloprost inhalation solution (Ventavis, Actelion Pharmaceuticals)||Hemoptysis|
|Loperamide HCl–containing products (Imodium, McNeal Consumer Healthcare)||Pancreatitis|
|Magnesium sulfate for injection||Fetal skeletal demineralization, hypermagnesemia, and other bone abnormalities with continuous long-term use in pregnant women|
|Milnacipran HCl (Savella, Forest Pharmaceuticals)||Homicidal ideation|
|Pegloticase (Krystexxa, Savient Pharmaceuticals)||Anaphylaxis and infusion reactions|
|Phenytoin (Dilantin, Pfizer) and nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents||Drug interactions resulting in decreased effectiveness of the nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent|
|Polyethylene glycol 3350 over-the-counter oral laxative (Miralax, MSD Consumer Care)||Neuropsychiatric events||FDA decided that no action is necessary at this time on the basis of available information.|
|Proton-pump inhibitor over-the-counter (OTC) products||Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea|
|Rubidium Rb82 generator (CardioGen-82, Bracco Diagnostics)||Unintended radiation exposure to strontium isotopes after myocardial imaging||Rubidium Rb82 generator was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer in July 2011; a return to the US market is planned. The Boxed Warning, Dosage and Administration, and Warnings and Precautions sections of the labeling for rubidium Rb82 generator were updated February 2012 to include information about unintended radiation exposure.|
|Sorafenib tosylate (Nexavar, Onyx Pharmaceuticals)||Osteonecrosis of the jaw|
|Telaprevir (Incivek, Vertex Pharmaceuticals)||Serious skin reactions, including drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)|
*Unless otherwise noted, the FDA is continuing to evaluate these issues to determine the need for any regulatory action.
Hitler was right. When you have people in authority and you can brainwash them into believing your lies, watch out! Here is a Letter to the Editor of the NY Times by a prosecuting attorney in New York City:
To the Editor:
Overuse of narcotic prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions here in New York City. Over the last four years, the number of oxycodone prescriptions filled by residents grew 124 percent, reaching to more than 1.2 million in 2011.
Robberies, burglaries and homicides have been committed by those seeking addictive pills. Traditional narcotics trafficking organizations are peddling them, and as addicts switch to heroin from prescription medication, heroin production has surged.
This drug epidemic is fueled by the medical profession. Institutional practices will not change without government intervention. At the very least, we must mandate updated training for doctors who prescribe narcotics. Regulators must also build systems to reliably monitor the prescribing and distribution of addictive drugs and intervene before a problem spirals out of control.
A small number of doctors willingly prescribe potentially lethal doses of narcotic drugs for no medical reason. Their motive is financial. Doctors who prescribe in bad faith are drug dealers with a medical license. A vigorous law enforcement response is essential.
BRIDGET G. BRENNAN
Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York
New York, April 9, 2012
What garbage!!! They have been brainwashed to think that doctors that prescribe opiates are fueling the addiction problem. And so they attack us. The prosecutor attacking me used the phrase at our meeting “A practice such as yours”, referring to the fact that I prescribe opiates. She was speaking derogatorily about my practice. She has no clue. By attacking me they lost the best practice in the area for pain management. But they have blinders on.
I can’t go into why they made a mistake with me because they will be confronted with that during my trial, but suffice it to say, they bit off more than they can chew. I’m out to show them for the liars and evildoers that they are. They are the ones causing drug abuse, not the doctors.
Well, today might be the day. They keep these things secret, but when we met with the US Attorney a few weeks ago the plan was to have me indicted by the grand jury today. Now for those of you who have never been through this process (and hopefully you won’t ever), only the US Attorney presents evidence. It doesn’t matter if it is real or not. They simply show they have just cause to charge the person with something. No defense is allowed (otherwise it would be a trial). So as one lawyer put it, “The grand jury would indict a ham sandwich.” But as for the charges they are putting forth against me, King David says it best in Psalm 35:
Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise up to help me! Draw the spear and javelin agains my pursuers; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”
Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life. Let them be turned back and confounded who devise evil against me. Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them on. Let their way be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my life. Let ruin come on them unawares. And let the net that they hid ensnare them; let them fall in it–to their ruin.
Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord, exulting in his deliverance. All my bones shall say, ” O Lord, who is like you? You deliver the weak from those too strong for them, the weak and needy from those who despoil them.”
Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me about things I do not know. They repay me evil for good; my soul is forlorn. But as for me, when they were sick, I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting. I prayed with head bowed on my bosom, as though I grieved for a friend or a brother; I went about as one who laments for a mother, bowed down and in mourning.
But at my stumbling they gathered in glee, they gathered together against me; ruffians whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing; they impiously mocked more and more, gnashing at me with their teeth.
How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my life from the lions! Then I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.
Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me, or those who hate me without cause wink the eye. For they do not speak peace, but they conceive deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. They open wide their mouths against me; they say, “Aha, Aha, our eyes have seen it.”
You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent! O Lord, do not be far from me! Wake up! Bestir yourself for my defense, for my cause, my God and my Lord! Vindicate me, O Lord, my God, according to your righeousness, and do not let them rejoice over me. Do not let them say to themselves, “Aha, we have our heart’s desire.” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed you up.”
Let all those who rejoice at my calamity be put to shame and confusion; let those who exalt themselves against me be clothed with shame and dishonor.
Let those who desire my vindication show for joy and be glad, and say evermore, “Great is the Lord, who delights in the welfare of his servant.” Then my tongue shall tell of your righeousness and of your praise all day long.
David, God’s servant and chosen one, was an enemy of the government (Saul) for years. He had to live in the wilderness. But he never gave up faith. And eventually he became King. God strengthened him and put him to the test in the wilderness. For his faithfulness, David is now with God the Father in heaven. That’s where I’ll be someday. With God’s help I will stand the test.
It is an 18 minute interview of me explaining the situation with government attacks on pain doctors, how I help people heal, what my plan is to publicize the current situation with the attack against me. Please support my book launch on May 15, 2012 by going on Amazon.com and purchasing a book.
Here is a link to an article about the possibility of teenage drug use being the cause of future drug abuse as an adult.
The cause of drug abuse is anxiety, toxicity and living conditions. Children are becoming more and more toxic due to diet and lifestyle. Acidity causes overall anxiety. It’s no wonder kids are becoming drug users. But the biggest concern is what they are doing to their future children. What conventional doctors don’t know that those of us in alternative medicine do is that what we expose our bodies to changes our genes. A study in Sweden has shown that. Time magazine did an article about the formation of epimeres on genes because of environmental exposure. So by using drugs as a teen, it is possible these kids are putting epimeres on their genes that will cause their unborn children to want drugs. The reason the kids today want drugs might be due to their parents experimentation with drugs as a teen. It would be interesting to do a study of the parents of children doing drugs and see what percentage used drugs as a teen themselves. But the point is, we should avoid giving our children anything, including regular pharmaceuticals, because of the passing on of the need for those drugs to future generations.
I’m trying to empty my house out so that I can either sell it or use it for a center for detox. As I’m going through the boxes stored in the basement, I ran across a doll rocking chair, about 9 inches tall, the size of the old Ginny dolls of yesteryear. It brought tears to my eyes.
The time was in the 1950’s. We would have to travel to Grandmother’s house from Falls Church, VA to Troutman, NC by going down Rt. 29. We didn’t have Interstates then. When we got south of Danville, into the mountains, there were country stores with chenille robes, rugs, and all kinds of nickknacks. Once in a while something would catch Mother’s eye and we would stop. The doll rocking chair was purchased at one such stop.
I didn’t play dolls much when I was young, so I can’t say the chair was ever even used. I was more of the cowboy and Indian kind of kid. But just the memories of the trips to Grandma’s house, the 1955 Mercury loaded to the gills. Bren (my sister) and I cramped in the back seat with our stuff. It took 12 hours to make the trip.
I know when I die my things won’t mean much to my kids. But this is one of those things that I would have liked to pass on. Maybe just because it is 60 years old and almost brand new. Maybe because it represents the handcrafts long disappeared from our roadsides. Maybe because I would just like a part of me remembered by my grandchildren. I’ll never know why I kept this particular part of my past.
I might keep it for Abby. She’s only one now, but she might like playing dolls later. My older granddaughter, Cassidy, hasn’t had much of a relationship with me up till now, and probably won’t in the future. But that’s not the reason for this post. As with all of my things, I’ll just have to leave it to God where it should go. I don’t think I’ll sell it for now, though. I’ll hold on to it a little longer.