A Blog by a Pharmacist

The opioid crackdown is making life untenable for chronic pain patients like me http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-sanders-opioid-crisis-national-emergency-20171025-story.html President Trump recently said that he intends to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. If he makes good on that promise, it will be the country’s first official state of emergency for a drug epidemic. That designation would make more […] […]

New Drug for Opioid Withdrawal

Originally posted on Janaburson's Blog:
? ? ? Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lofexidine for the treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms, under the brand name Lucemyra. This medication is an alpha 2a adrenergic receptor agonist, which means it acts on the same receptors as epinephrine and norepinephrine. However, when the…

The Miss Illinois Pageant

Originally posted on Stick With Jesus:
I have been told that I have some of the STRANGEST stories around…well…here you go! When my oldest son was about 8 years old, I had the pleasure (?) of serving as the “warm up act” for the Miss Illinois Pageant. (Don’t ask…it’s a LONG and rather dull story!)…