To all Lyme patients and advocates, and those who wish the CDC would abide by the stipulations of the Administrative Services Act,
I encourage you to read this petitiion and become a signer. - kb ... See MoreSee Less
Citizen Petition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bacterial Diseases Branch Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 USC § 552, the Patient Centered Care Advocacy Group, a patient advocacy organization with members and supporters throughout the United States, and the undersi…
PBMs STEAL FROM THE POOR, GIVE TO THEMSELVES
The business model of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) corporations is predicated on exploiting and profiting from an environment lacking transparency and regulatory oversight. Unfortunately, while PBMs gleefully tout their clout in negotiating drug discounts, they aren't required to disclose how the process plays out or whether they pass on those discounts to patients. As a result, PBM corporations can actually raise prices for the patients using the health plans they administer instead of lowering them.
AND NO ONE IS WILLING OR ABLE TO STOP THEM!
Click and read this brief tale of rampant exploitation of the needy. ... See MoreSee Less
This blog is an extension of the National Community Pharmacists Association’s role as The Voice of the Community Pharmacist. Visitors can expect to find updates and information on the value of, challenges to, and opportunities for independent community pharmacy today and in the future. Common topics…
Time again for my Thanksgiving Day Prayer...
Let us pray. We are gathered here today to give thanks for the blessings - past and present - that grace our lives.
We know that long ago, a mysterious creative force set matter and energy on an evolutionary path. Our minds sense that this path has a purpose, and that we can help fulfill this purpose by virtue of the choices we make.
We feel called to a good life, to care for ourselves and for each other, and to protect the living systems upon whose integrity so much depends, We know our path is difficult but worth the sacrifice because of the blessings we experience along the way.
In search of wisdom we turn to God and nature - to something greater than ourselves. When we take wrong turns, we are fortunate to have our loved ones to hold our hearts and set us right.
When we focus on the people and the things that we are thankful for, and we count the blessings we've had in the course of our lives, we walk a path of wisdom and purpose with renewed grace, determined to become better stewards of each other, and of life on Earth.
And so may we remember what we have to be thankful for not just on this day, but every day, so long as we shall live.
PS. I am thankful to be a source of help to people in need. Thank you, my patients, for your ongoing patience with me. ... See MoreSee Less
Mary DeBoerAmen! Thank you for being the kind of doctor that never gives up on his patients. You are a true blessing and we are so grateful for your service to others and their well being. God bless! <31 · 1 year ago
Visit the link to register for the live stream version of this week's upcoming conference on State of the Art in Mold, Wet Buildings, and CIRS. The cost is $99.
There will be talks on genomics, NeuroQuant, testing and remediation, zonulin, autonomic dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, neuroinflammation (brain on fire), mold litigation, mold activism, patient stories, and much more.
I will be out of the office from Wednesday Nov. 11 through Sunday Nov. 15 to be at the meeting. I present on Nanoparticle Biotoxicity on Friday morning and on Mast Cells and CIRS on Saturday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
Lymedisease.org is preparing to launch a major effort to collect data from persons with Lyme disease and those who've been through the Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment experience with good or bad things to say about it.
If you fit this description, I encourage you to visit the link, register, and be part of this important project. Once registered, you'll be notified when they are ready to launch.
This will be your chance to describe your ups and downs with your medical and health care Lyme-related encounters. This is also an opportunity to compare how people are doing on specific protocols such as those used by Horowitz, Buhner, Cowden, Berndtson, Jemsek, and so on, or on hybrids of multiple protocols. We need many thousands of participants to figure out if ongoing analyses of your pooled "Big Data" can point us in a direction that leads to more effective Lyme diagnosis and treatment for all.
If I have treated you for Lyme, I would appreciate your sharing what you can about the approach I take to preventing Lyme bacteria from playing hide an seek with the human immune system. I'm not the only doctor out there who thinks that a relatively simple regimen of pulsed tinidazole combined with daily use of cefuroxime, doxycycline, or clarithromycin can drive a treatment strategy that leads to remission for many.
Kudos to Lymedisease.org, Lorraine Johnson, and Dr. Raphael Stricker for getting this "Big Data is a Big Deal" project off the ground. ... See MoreSee Less