Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney Houston Death Attributted to BigPharma Drugs

Coroner reports Whitney Houston died from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol rather than drowning.
Xanax-ALPRAZOLAM (al PRAY zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.
Some side effects of Xanax are allergies (rash, itching, difficulty breathing,swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual behavior changes, blurred vision, burning, numbness, or tingling, chest pain, hallucinations, loss of balance or muscle control, memory or attention problems, menstrual changes, muscle twitching, new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, irritability, anxiety, exaggerated feeling of wellbeing), severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, or light-headedness, and suicidal thoughts or actions. Xanax is made by Pharmacia a company affiated with Pfizer.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Senator Targets Abusive High Prescribing Antipsychotic Medicaid Doctors

Senator Grassley contacted all States to request statistics of top prescribing doctors in 2006. Senator Grassley is an Iowa Republican and he recently sent letters to some thirty states asking what those states have done to investigate over prescribing doctors of antipsychotics. Well some of the states are not doing so well in tackling this problem. Florida has allowed several physicians to continue to subscribe to Medicaid patients. Even though there is at least an appearance of prescription fraud and elder abuse.

According to ProPublica a number of the top-prescribing Medicaid doctors around the country are listed twelve pharmaceutical companies in payments to physicians for speaking and consulting Medicaid. These were jointly funded by the states and federal government, providing health care coverage to about 60 million low income enrollees. Also according to ProPublica Grassley’s letter to Ohio notes that the top prescriber of the anti-psychotic Abilify wrote 13,825 prescriptions in 2009 which is about 54 prescriptions per weekday. Ohio paid $6.7 million for that those prescriptions, state officials reported to Grassley. There are reports of almost 20,000 prescriptions of Seoquel at a Medicaid cost of almost $6 million. This noted by Grassley is nine prescriptions an hour.
Senator Grassley was quoted “If state and federal taxpayers are being cheated because of inappropriate prescriptions,” Grassley said, “the state and federal governments have to get to the bottom of it and stop it.”
We applaud the Senator for attacking this issue head on. Not just for the potential financial gain to these doctors and losses to the US tax payers, but also for the massive drugging of older Americans. These doctors are taking advantage of the most vulnerable of citizens all for money. They are tarnishing their own profession. At least one Senator is making the charge. Now we need the public to contact their local and state representative to push them investigate this grave and disgusting practice. There is a link on our website and here All citizens will be older in time. Do you want this to happen to you or to ones you love?