Thursday, December 26, 2013

Woman Prescribed 19,000 Oxycodone Pills, Sues Doctor and Pharmacy For $1.5 Million

By Aimee Green, The Oregonian, December 18, 2013

A woman who was prescribed 19,000 oxycodone pills in two years is suing her former Milwaukie doctor for $1.5 million, claiming she became addicted to the massive doses of painkiller and endured an excruciating withdrawal.

Ann Raffaele filed suit this week against osteopathic doctor Edward Goering and Assured Pharmacy in Gresham, which the suit states dispensed the 19,000 pills without questioning whether it was medically justified.

Raffaele, who is now 49, suffered from chronic pain and diabetic thoracic radiculopathy, which is a compression or an irritation near the spine. From 2010 to 2012, Goering prescribed Raffaele an average of 26 oxycodone pills a day, ranging from 15mg to 30mg.

The suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court by Portland attorney John Devlin, stands out because rarely do patients sue medical providers claiming they were irresponsibly prescribed drugs. Attorneys from the Portland firm of Kafoury & McDougal have handled at least 20 cases, including some that faulted a Vancouver pain clinic and Assured Pharmacy for allegedly over-prescribing and dispensing thousands of pills to patients.

You can read the full article at The Oregonian.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I'll Be On HuffPostLive Tomorrow! "Behind The Comment Wall"

As a frequent HuffPostLive commenter, I've been invited to the 1st "Behind The Comment Wall" segment. I'll be joined by Kringle, a fellow HuffPostLive commenter. We'll be answering questions, as well as speaking about our favorite segments.

It will be airing live, tomorrow, at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST. But, if you can watch it LIVE it will be available on HuffPostLive, just clicking on the frame above.

Monday, December 23, 2013

This segment Santa impersonators share some of their worst experiences, including getting peed on or having their beards pulled. Yikes!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Community ~ December 22, 2013

We wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed Merry Christmas.

Sunday Community

Sunday Social ~ December 22, 2013

1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?
I love to bake cookies, give them as gifts, and sneak a couple cookies for taste tasting purposes.

2. Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?
I don't have one holiday movie that I watch. But I do watch a few Lifetime Channel's holiday movies each year.

3. Show us your favorite decoration or pinterest decoration you wish you could have.

This pin inspires me. I love that it's 3-D and on the wall. It's something I'll try, next year!

4. What is your favorite holiday song? That would be the amazing Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby! Nobody does it better!

5. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Sugar Cookies with Frosting rock! I really enjoy them, this time of the year.

6. What is on your wish list this year?
That would be a kiss from Santa! Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday Dinner: Mommy's Kitchen: Chicken and Dumplings

This is the second time I've made Mommy's Kitchen's Chicken and Dumplings. I love that the chicken is roasted in the oven, slowly, leaving you with juicy delicious chicken.

Click here for the recipe. Enjoy!

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