On the day of his Capitol Hill testimony, Ross Brickley, president of CCRx of NC, Inc. and former president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, founder of the Quality Care Coalition for Patients in Pain (QCCPP), explains how and to what extent DEA rules affect patients in nursing facilities, and focuses on long-term care, and those receiving hospice services. He shares with us a haunting study conducted by the QCCPP, that shows nearly two thirds of physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses and other clinicians say that DEA procedures are resulting in delays in getting pain medication to their patients. In Ohio, where DEA has been most active, 86 percent of respondents indicated that treatment has been delayed. For more information about the report Patients in Pain: How U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Rules Harm Patients in Nursing Facilities, visit http://www.qccpp.org/report.
“The Self-Indulgent Blogger”
Welcome to Focus Washington. With that said, I have officially become a blogger. It is something I have resisted. As a life-long print journalist, I have always understood and quoted the wise words of Samuel […]
Focus Washington: Rich Masters, Democratic Strategisthttp://focuswashingto.wpengine.com/2008/09/29/focus-washington-rich-masters-democratic-strategist/
Rich Masters appears on the premier episode of Focus Washington to discuss the Obama campaign. Focus Washington is an online television series that analyzes complex policy issues in entertaining 2-minute to 5-minute Webisodes. The program […]
Dr. Ron Faucheux, local pollster previews the Presidential Debate
In ths edition I disscuss the first presidential debate with well-known pollster Dr. Ron Faucheux. Dr. Faucheux was a founder of Campaings and Elections magazine and is well respected around the polling community.
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