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Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 10:17 AM EST Nov 12, 2018 An Ann Arbor psychiatrist's medical license has been suspended for at least six months after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a patient, according to documents filed with the state. Anthony John Wolf has also been fined $20,000 by the state's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The state's Board of Medicine issued its order to suspend Wolf's license on Oct. 12, according to documents recently released by the licensing department. LARA officials could not be reached for comment Monday because of the federal holiday. The psychiatrist allegedly began a sexual affair with a woman who was referred to him to be treated for medication management in February 2017, according to a complaint filed against him. Shortly after, Wolf also began treating the woman's husband, the document said. Months later and after a couple of attempts at taking her own life, the woman expressed … [Read more...] about State suspends Ann Arbor psychiatrist’s license
President Donald Trump called on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign on Saturday via Twitter, after internal records raised doubts about allegations that led White House physician Ronny Jackson to withdraw as a nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department. Current and former colleagues alleged that Jackson had freewheeling prescribing practices, drank on the job and claimed he “got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle” at a Secret Service going-away party, according to the office of Tester, who represents Montana. 'Tester should resign' Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign. The.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2018 ....great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human … [Read more...] about Trump tweets about Ronny Jackson allegations, North Korea and more
THE PROGNOSIS A blister pack of Erlotinib tablets, a cancer treatment drug manufactured by Roche. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) We're expanding! The Cybersecurity 202 by Derek Hawkins is coming to your inboxes tomorrow. Sign up here for the smartest and scoopiest news and analysis on the politics and policy of cybersecurity. Who’s going to be portrayed as the big, bad wolf when President Trump is expected to deliver a major speech on drug costs later this week? Drugmakers, pharmacy middlemen and insurers are all determined it won’t be them – and in case it is, they’re readying their defenses. Industry insiders say Trump’s twice-delayed speech may take place Friday, although the White House hasn’t confirmed that. When it does happen, get ready for plenty of intra-industry finger-pointing as the president gives his take on the country’s unprecedented spending on prescription drugs and how to make medicines more affordable for Americans. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: No one wants to be the big, bad wolf of drug costs
Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.The company announced on Monday that within 60 days, it will only fill first-time acute opioid prescriptions for seven days or less nationwide, and it will limit the dosage to 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs, per day. The CDC publishes MME conversion guides to help pharmacists figure out the right dosage for each type of prescribed opioid.There are more than 5,300 Walmart and Sam's Club locations in the United States.The new restrictions follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC study found that people who were prescribed at least one day of opioid therapy had a 6% chance of being addicted a year later — but for those prescribed eight or more days of treatment saw that chance spiked to 13.5%. The CDC also notes that patients who are prescribed higher dosages are more likely … [Read more...] about Walmart tighten its opioid prescription policies