Andrew Wolfson Louisville Courier Journal Published 1:21 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Dr. Bates' license could be restricted or suspended in addition to being revoked if the board decides to take action against her. Its ads are slapped over every urinal in the KFC Yum Center, and inside the stalls of every women’s restroom. Its commercials on sports talk radio promise you'll “Look younger, become healthier and feel 25 Again." The pitch has been so successful that Body Shapes Medical, which has eight locations serving as many as 4,000 patients in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati and Southern Indiana, has changed its name to just that — “25 Again.” Patients swear by it — and by its medical director, Dr. Elizabeth Veeneman Bates. Gina Helms in a written statement said she was "nearly suicidal” before she enrolled as a member and now “feels human again.” … [Read more...] about ’25 Again’ doctor’s license on the line in attack on hormone therapy
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Officials are close to limiting doses of the painkillers, but doctors say doing so could put older patients into withdrawal or lead them to buy deadly street drugs. By JAN HOFFMANMARCH 27, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Medicare officials thought they had finally figured out how to do their part to fix the troubling problem of opioids being overprescribed to the old and disabled: In 2016, a staggering one in three of 43.6 million beneficiaries of the federal health insurance program had been prescribed the painkillers.Medicare, they decided, would now refuse to pay for long-term, high-dose prescriptions; a rule to that effect is expected to be approved on April 2. Some medical experts have praised the regulation as a check on addiction.But the proposal has also drawn a broad and clamorous blowback from many people who would be directly affected by it, including patients with chronic pain, primary care doctors and experts … [Read more...] about Medicare Is Cracking Down on Opioids. Doctors Fear Pain Patients Will Suffer.
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Feb. 28, 2018 Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state to state, staying ahead of regulators. Instead of snake oil, some peddle opioids. Others have sex with patients, bungle surgeries, misdiagnose conditions or are implicated in patient deaths. Even after being caught in one state, they can practice free and clear in another; many hold a fistful of medical licenses. Stories about individual doctors avoiding discipline in a second state have been reported before. An investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today shows how widespread the problem is: At least 500 physicians who have been publicly disciplined, chastised or barred from practicing by one state medical board have been allowed to practice elsewhere with a clean license. And their patients are kept in the dark — even as more become victims — thanks to an antiquated system shrouded in secrecy. In Colorado, Gary Weiss’ … [Read more...] about Is your doctor banned from practicing in other states? State licensing systems keep patients in the dark
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Doctor says panic played a role in Oconomowoc High School carbon monoxide incident An emergency room doctor said the air quality issue at Oconomowoc High School was overblown, and panic played a role. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jordyn Noennig, Now News Group Published 2:13 p.m. CT March 23, 2018 | Updated 4:10 p.m. CT March 23, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Air quality continued to be a concern at Oconomowoc High School on Friday afternoon, March 23, after equipment detected slightly … [Read more...] about Doctor says panic played a role in Oconomowoc High School carbon monoxide incident