As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated.

The Government’s Solution To The Opioid     Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain PatientsBy Art LevineJay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his late 30s, was driving a semitrailer across a bridge when the brakes failed. To avoid plowing into the car in front of him, he swerved sideways and slammed the truck into a …

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s scientific evidence on the presence of opioid compounds in kratom, underscoring its potential for abuse

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 6, 2018SummaryFDA releases adverse events and scientific analysis providing even stronger evidence of kratom compounds’ opioid properties.StatementOver the past several months, there have been many questions raised about the botanical substance known as kratom. Our concerns related to this product, and the actions we’ve taken, are rooted in sound science and are …

Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign as part of Don’t Let Them Die Initiative

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody [email protected] Bevin Launches 'Message of Hope' Campaign as part of Don't Let Them Die Initiative FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2017) - Governor Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky this afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” …

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…ShereeKrider 7/11/2017 7:51:32 PMOn Father’s Day Sunday June 12th, 1983, I had a perfect baby girl. On Father’s Day Sunday June 19th, 2017, I lost my baby girl at 34 years old in a horrible one vehicle accident along north Interstate 65 a few miles outside of …

Pope Francis addresses Vatican conference on human right to water

Pope Francis said the questions concerning the right to water are not marginal, but basic and pressing.  Basic, because where there is water there is life, and pressing, because our common home needs to be protected. Yet we must also realise, he said, that not all water is life-giving, but only water that is safe …

Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At 79

Antonin Gregory Scalia (i/skəˈliːə/; March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016)[1][2][3][4] was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the …

Why Are So Many Veterans on Death Row?

By Jeffrey Toobin The death penalty has always provided a window into the darkest corners of American life. Every pathology that infects the nation as a whole—racism, most notably—also affects our decisions about whom to execute. A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center adds a new twist to this venerable pattern. The subject …

What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital

  What started as a toothache from a lost filling became a raging infection that landed Christopher Smith in the University of Louisville Hospital emergency room, then in intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. "It came on so quickly and violently. I was terrified," said Smith, 41, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, who lacked dental …

RE: Erin Grossman Vu

  Ms. Erin Grossman Vu, a popular activist for medical marijuana in Kentucky passed from this life on April 10th, 2015. She was born May 30th, 1974.  She was 40 years old. She suffered from “congenital heart disease”. She passed at home where she was staying with Henry and Debbie Fox since December 2014. Kentucky …

If you think this is bad you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet…

    If you think this is bad you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet… If there is ONE thing that I have learned from this life it is that you must be able to adapt to CHANGE. Just when you think your life is settled into what it is going to be until you die, something …