29
Jun 16

Government Health Care Incompetence on Display (Again)

Washington State has been persecuting  Stormans, a family owned pharmacy business, whose employees oppose dispensing the morning after pill on the grounds that it can kill humans early in development.  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a hearing of their case, leaving them with the option of complying with Washington’s coercive, totalitarian stance towards those who try to practice health care, or run a business in accordance with their consciences, or losing their livelihood.

Since 2011, when the research was published showing that Plan B doesn’t work for average sized American women (due to their size), more states have been trying to coerce the dispensing of this bogus drug. This underscores government incompetence in the field of health care. When Plan B does work, it can operate by post fertilization mechanisms – killing the early embryo, and killing is killing, ‘no matter how small’. Research shows that it doesn’t work to delay or stop ovulation during the women’s most fertile day of the cycle, (after the luteal peak). Yes, if you’re small enough for Plan B (levonorgestrel)  to work, it can be an embryo killer (abortive).

Silver lining: The supremes at least didn’t rule that pharmacists in all 50 states have to dispense Plan B, which could have happened with this nutty court.  The Stormans could close down and bring up a business elsewhere, if they haven’t already been drained of the financial means to do so, by the onerous, and unjust state.   Unfortunately the state of Illinois, as well as the  federal government are currently  attempting to legislate that pharmacists must practice incompetently with respect to the dispensing of birth control to patients.

Here’s a related commentary, as well as the research pinpointing why Plan B is such a huge fail in America.

 


21
Sep 15

A Health Care Professional Response to Killing and Selling Babies

 

Help yourself to this letter, health care professionals. The author likes to share.  Use it, sign it, send it to your congress critter, pass it on.

 
The video series currently being released by the Center for Medical Progress graphically depicts the depths to which medicine has fallen after it became legal and accepted to kill humans prior to, during, and shortly after birth. 
At this point, referring for abortions of supposedly ‘defective’ humans, or those resulting from sexual assault,  has become standard medical  practice.  Health care providers are considered negligent (and may even be successfully be sued) if they do not at least mention this option of killing unwanted offspring to patients.
Selling the body parts of killed humans naturally flows from accepting the inhumane processes by which their lives are snuffed.  Abortion providers and related personnel have joined the sex traffickers and slavers in the heinous practice of selling humans.
We hope that seeing the videos which expose Planned Parenthood and the various distributors of baby body parts will awaken the hearts of Americans and people around the globe, and allow them to understand the following:
We, the undersigned  health care professionals, would rather give up our practices than be forced to participate in the inhumane, and often tortuous killing of very young humans, and the sale of their body parts.   We pledge our assistance in replacing the government officials who appropriate  tax money and public resources in support of these profoundly immoral practices.

Karen L. Brauer MS, RPh

Use the form below  if you wish to have your name added here.


26
Jul 15

Bowl of Hygeia Award Goes to Pro-Life Pharmacist

Louisiana Pharmacist’s Association nominated Lloyd DuPlantis for the Bowl of Hygeia award given out by the American Pharmacist’s Association for outstanding community service, and so he is appropriately recognized this 2015 year.

Lloyd DuPlantis

Lloyd DuPlantis

Yes, this longstanding pro-life pharmacist, author and philanthropist, does it all.  In addition to his pharmacy practice, family life, writing, and a number of local and international charitable outreaches, he’s an ordained Catholic Deacon.

Pharmer sez: if you met Lloyd, you would never forget him, and is glad that her eldest offspring also had that opportunity before he headed off into healthcare.

Would you like to add health IQ points ???   Read Lloyd’s Remedies and his book on The Pill: America’s Sacred Cow, (no offense to bovines).


21
Jul 15

Planned Parenthood whines about harassment from Pro-lifers

Call a WAAAAAMBULANCE!

Call a WAAAAAMBULANCE!

Your friendly Pharmer is highly amused that Planned Parenthood management is so upset by the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress. Today’s second video, featuring the “less crunchy” Dr. Mary Gatter, has PP’s top brass in a tailspin. They’re crying foul, and are claiming that pro-lifers have been attacking them in an effort to shut down their killing business.

Let the public be reminded that Planned Parenthood has been harassing pharmacists for 15 years or more, in an attempt to force the pro-lifers to dispense abortifacient drugs, with their efforts leading to success in a number of states. In fact, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Ohio intervened directly in the employment lawsuit between this pharmacist and K Mart way back in 2001, in order to delay  the inevitable outcome.

Planned Parenthood has been attacking pro-life  health care professionals and Crisis Pregnancy Centers for decades.  Is there any reason that people should feel sympathy for the nation’s top abortion conglomerate, which kills babies and sells their body parts?


12
Mar 14

Three Bronx Pharmacists Accused of Paying HIV Patients Not to Take Drugs

………and charging the government for the cost of the prescriptions NOT being filled.  Owner of 184th Street Pharmacy, Ahmed Hamed, and pharmacists Mohamed Hasan Ahmed and Tarek Elsayed were arrested and charged with defrauding the New York Medicaid program, theft, and money laundering.  They allegedly charged Medicaid 9.8 million dollars for prescriptions which were not being filled, and paying indigent AIDS patients a kickback for not taking their meds.

Read more HERE. 


14
Feb 14

Walgreens Fires Another Pharmacist for Refusing to Sell Plan B

Walgreens: Leave your beliefs at the door.

Remember that Plan B has been found to be ineffective in average sized American women of reproductive age.

The manufacturer of this form oflevonorgestrel in Europe has advised that women who are 165 lbs or more NOT rely on this drug for birth control, because it is not sufficiently effective in women of that size or greater. 

Walgreens has seen fit to fire a pharmacist who refuses to sell an ineffective drug.

It remains that Plan B can operate by post-fertilization mechanisms, in smaller than average American women, and so the ethical sensibilities of the pharmacist, Philip Hall, are also a valid reason to refuse to dispense the drug.

Walgreens has already had to settle lawsuits in Illinois for similar firings.  Firing another pharmacist in Tennessee displays an ardent attachment to an agenda of denying the necessary clinical and ethical autonomy that is required for a pharmacist to practice in a competent manner.

Related: Students For Life Reveal How a 15 Year Old Girl Can Buy the Morning After Pill


02
Feb 14

What your Health Care Professional Doesn’t Know about Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

A major source of Continuing Education, which Pharmer utilizes for keeping updated,  and which serves both pharmacists and physicians, had downgraded the concept of linkage between abortion and breast cancer to the status of “rumor”.  This was done in the face of a large body of peer reviewed research, and meta analyses which had produced conflicting results.

Under normal circumstances, a competent educator would conclude that there is a possible link, but that so far the analysis of data is conflicting or inconclusive.  Further study is warranted.  If an educator were not invested  in the ideology that at least one abortion is a necessary female rite of passage into the Pentagonal Order of the Gaia Green Sisterhood, health professionals would be advised to be alert to the possibility of abortion breast cancer linkage and await further results.

Well, a new meta analysis from China is out now, showing a stronger link between abortion and breast cancer, as well as a sort of dose effect (the later the abortion, the bigger the linkage). Click on the image below, or click this link to see the reference.

Pharmer has not paid great attention to the theory of abortion breast cancer linkage, because so many abortion customers likely have such a high risk tolerance, that a 30 or 40 percent increase in the rate of breast cancer would be meaningless to them. It might be more useful to a woman who has been  impregnated against her will, rather than as a result of willingly assuming personal risk. Public policy makers might have more interest in that linkage, as an impetus to control health care costs.  The current crop generally  likes population control and abortion so much that they are unlikely to be swayed.

This example is supplied mostly to inform people that their health care professionals are often being “educated” by ideologues rather than dispassionate purveyors of medical information.   Consequently, the things that your health care professional tells you might be fairly inaccurate, or even opposite of the truth.

In conclusion, abortion (and late child bearing) probably do have a positive association with the increased breast cancer rate, but as always, further study is warranted.  It’s not such a big deal that a person should need Xanax three times a day due to anxiety over breast cancer, but getting the mammograms and being a bit more vigilant would help if either of these life style options applied to you.

Your friendly Pharmer thinks that there are much bigger reasons to avoid abortion.

Related: What your Pharmacist Doesn’t Know about Plan B.

Statistician Patrick Carroll Did the Math analyzing possible breast cancer risk factors in Europe


01
Aug 13

Celebrities Have Access to Vital Nutrients Which Are in Shortage at Hospitals.

“Children are dying,” says Steve Plogsted, a clinical pharmacist who chairs the drug-shortage task force of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). “They’re not getting any calcium or any zinc. Or they’re not getting any phosphorous, and that can lead to heart standstill. I know of a neonate who had seven days without phosphorous, and her little heart stopped.” Click the quote.   This situation of parenteral (administered intravenously)  nutrient shortages, described by Alexandra Robbins in the Washingtonian is absolutely true.   Your friendly Pharmer has been adjusting physician orders, in response to this situation for years now.

At one time, the U.S. could take drastic measures to enhance the supply of  life saving drugs.  Breweries were co-opted during war time to bolster supplies of penicillin, halfway through the last century, for example.   Mired in the inertia of huge government and its regulations,  shortages of relatively easily supplied medications can no longer be managed.  Now it takes years to bring up a new production facility when an older one fails or goes out of business. There are only a few manufacturers  which provide electrolytes and nutrients for parenteral use, for those patients whose digestive tracts are not able to process food.   Very possibly, the new progressive administration, staffed with many who regard humanity as a pestilence upon the earth, is not motivated to address the shortages and mal-distribution of lifesaving drugs.

Most recently Ms. Robbins has exposed the fact that celebrities are using parenteral nutrients for cosmetic reasons, performance enhancement, or hangover treatment  while premature babies are dying for lack of vital nutrition. It seems that the clinics which provide these treatments are not put at the back of the line for products which have been on shortage.

Your friendly Pharmer knows directly that there have been shortages of many electrolytes, soluble vitamins, lipids and trace elements which are needed for parenteral nutrition.  When some shortages subside, other shortages take their place.   There is a constant need to reformulate parenteral nutrition solutions in order to rebalance electrolytes to make up for those which are unavailable.  While older patients can usually  survive for awhile without some nutrients,  the premature babies are out of luck.    It’s not good for health care business for providers to  advertise that vital supplies are missing from their institutions.   It’s not good for the current administration for the media to advertise their incompetence or unwillingness to address this problem.

Please take the time to read Alexandra Robbins two articles linked above.  Her style of writing will adequately convey the nature of this problem and its consequences to those without specific medical training.  Pharmer recommends either to  lower your expectations of health care, or call your legislators and ask them to address this problem, and while they’re thinking about health care, remind them  to defund the “Affordable” Health Care Act  this September.  Links to the Senate and House contacts are on the side bar of this blog ALWAYS.  Monitor drug shortages for yourself.  There’s an app for that!


15
May 13

Is Plan B Worthy of Pharmacy Shelf Space?

Now that whacky Judge Korman has removed the morning after pill, Plan B or Plan B One-Step from pharmacist purview altogether, it might therefore be treated by the pharmacists as an unhealthy thing, not to be sold in pharmacy environments at all. There are various over the counter products which are regarded by us to be ineffective and/or deleterious quack remedies, not worthy of being associated with any health care practice. Tobacco, ma huang (Ephedra sinica), and bitter orange have been deleted from the stock of pharmacies for health reasons. Many pharmacists have relegated homeopathic remedies to the trash heap, on account of the infinitesimal chance that the recipient might be ingesting or applying  an active medicinal ingredient.
The levonorgestrel in Plan B (U.S.)  and Levonelle (U.K),  is likely the least reliable hormonal birth control drug on the market.  It’s less than 60 percent effective per use, and is in a race with ulipristal acetate, or Ella, to the bottom.  Repeated reliance on this drug is likely to soon result in pregnancy, with the embryonic baby clinging to life, awash in an unbalanced mix of hormones.  Might not pharmacists be doing their patients a favor by telling them that this drug is too much of an unreliable, (and unethical)  mess to be used for birth control?


22
Sep 12

Appellate Court Upholds Decision Protecting Pharmacists of Concience in Illinois

Court: Illinois Can't Force Pharmacists to Sell Plan B Drug | LifeNews.com.

The 2005 Blagojevich edict forcing pharmacists to dispense the morning after pill and all other birth control drugs without question or delay, suffered a second defeat, this time in appellate court. In 2011 the trial court had found that the law was invalid because it targeted a specific group, and that Illinois law prohibits discrimination in licensing those who cannot provide a particular service due to religious beliefs.
This lawsuit, which passed its second review, was the one involving pharmacy owners, Luke VanderBleek and Glenn Kosirog. Another lawsuit, which ended in favor of conscientious objectors, involved employee pharmacists in the same state.
The Appellate court opinion is available HERE.
VanderBleek and Kosirog have been represented since 2005 by attorneys of the ACLJ and the Becket Fund.