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Pharmacy Benefit Managers have undoubtedly created barriers 4 patients w #ChronicPain #intractablepain #PalliativeCare #RareDiseases w medical necessity for #opioid analgesics. Citing CDC GLs & going even further. This ex shows 67% decrease in Rxs.…
All PBMs do something of this nature & plans vary. They should look for & prevent abuse & fraud, but as outlined in their own literature on policy, Benecard is absolutely interfering btw Drs & patients by using CDC GLs & unilateral decisions on what is appropriate for a patient.
Per CDC, based on their clarification of intent of #opioid guidelines; these policies meet definition of misapplication & misinterpretation. Being as @CDCgov @CDCInjury neglects to intervene in official capacity; PBMs, #healthcare insurance companies will continue this practice.
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#Ayurveda #Herbal #real #Tales
Saw 64y old #patient with #jaundice and severe #itching all over #body (called #cholestatic #hepatitis) in OPD. Went to 3 other #hospitals prior, always evaluated for #liver and #bileduct #Cancer. Always cancer tests #Negative. Liverbiopsy👇 Image
Biopsy shows severe #bile stagnation (#cholestasis) in liver #cells and bile-ducts with #inflammation and #swelling of livercells (#hepatocyte) - classical picture of cholestatichepatitis. CT of liver normal, #MRCP (to see bile ducts) - normal #livertwitter #pathology
CAUSE👇 Image
Patient has #diabetes. Tired of #insulin #diet control. #Ayurvedic #physician advises - stop insulin, start #natural side effect free #treatment. Gives these #CAPSULE . After 6 months on #tablet - liver injury and symptoms start. #nutrition deprived, sugar controlled. #MedEd
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for those who missed my @aberdeen_ucu talk today on #sugar, #breakfast, #health & #appetite, a wee thread on the fascinating properties of sugar...
full talk (poor sound qual) can be found here:

#sugar is demonised in the media, literally described as "evil". myths include: its addictive, causes cravings, makes you hungry, makes you overeat, makes you gain weight.

current #publichealth guidelines target reducing sugar
#breakfast is touted the "most important" meal of the day. what does "important" mean?

breakfast is the highest #sugar meal of the day so a good meal to target to reduce total sugar.

breakfast = complex to define, but broadly breaks the overnight fast (break-fast) 3/21
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Hormonal Harmony HB-5 Review Detailed Analysis Of Weight Loss Supplement.

Hormones play a significant role in human physiology. They control all aspects of how our bodies function, which can be quite complicated. #hormonalharmony #hb5 #hormoneimbalance #weightloss
For instance, we can experience depression or anxiety due to our moods being out of whack. We can experience high levels of hormones, which result in bloating or indigestion. Hormonal Harmony HB-5 Balances them and helps with a healthy lifestyle.…
Hormonal Harmony HB-5 Review How Does It Help With Healthy Life Style?

When it comes to living a happier and healthier life, having a healthy lifestyle is always a priority and having a hormone balance on our body is a must for everyone.
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For those of you who could not attend the #ENDO2020 sessions this am, due to scheduling or technical challenges, a summary thread #Diabetes #COVID19
We enter the #COVID19 era with an unprecedented set of pharmacological tools that can be used wisely to achieve personalized goals for #T2D
How should we think about the complex interactions between ACE2, DPP4, cardiometabolic inflammation, and the management of #T2D Normally, enhanced ACE2 and reduced DPP4 activity are favorable in PPL with #diabetes
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50 low- and middle-income countries will soon receive a donation of insulin for people with #diabetes, thanks to a first-of-its-kind gift valued at USD1.3 million from global health-care company, @novonordisk #HealthForAll
Insulin is a life-saving treatment for people with #diabetes.

During #COVID19, many people with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes are finding it difficult to access life-saving treatment
To meet the long-term needs of people with #diabetes, it will be vital to assure a sustainable supply of insulin, provided at prices that countries can afford. #BeatNCDs

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I’m a virologist & I learned from this analysis. Our team is transitioning to working from home for foreseeable future. Least we can do- lucky our jobs permit it. Thank you doctors/nurses for showing up. “Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now” by @tomaspueyo
Critical that US recognizes how heartless its insurance system’s been for decades & fixes it. They deflected blame to drug companies but really insurance just didn’t want to do its job. Not covering #insulin hurts a diabetic. That sucks. Not covering #coronavirus hurts everyone.
While you’re social distancing, if you end up dwelling on who to blame & what to fix about healthcare so patients can afford their medicine, I’ve got the book for you. The Great American Drug Deal: A New Prescription for Innovative and Affordable Medicines…
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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#Tweetorial time! Today's topic: insulin!

We all know that insulin release is stimulated by glucose. So, let's start with a question.

You give a patient the same amount of glucose, either orally or via IV. Does one method cause a more robust insulin response than the other?
The insulin response is much greater to the oral glucose, even though both cause the same increase in blood sugar (Lindgren et al., 2011)! To understand why, we need to explore the wild world of incretins. But first, let's circle back to insulin!
#highyield review: Insulin is a peptide with an alpha and beta chain connected by three disulfide bonds. The most important insulin-dependent glucose transporter is GLUT-4, expressed on adipose tissue and striated muscle. But, many tissues don't need insulin to uptake glucose!
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"People are dying."

Elizabeth has witnessed the difference between the UK and US health systems. She knows the human cost of high prices. Don’t allow the US to sabotage access to meds on the #NHS.

There has been a lot of debate on the impact of a #tradedeal with #Trump on #NHS medicine prices. Here’s a thread detailing why people are right to be worried… 1/
Firstly, the US has history. #Bigpharma spends more influencing politicians in Washington than any other industry. So the US has repeatedly used #trade agreements to force changes on countries that will boost the industry’s profits. 2/
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#WHOPrequalification verifies that a health product meets international quality standards.
WHO prequalification covers:
💉 vaccines
🧫 in vitro diagnostics
🦟 vector control products…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA By guaranteeing quality, #WHOPrequalification helps ensure that procurement agencies like @UNICEF, @GlobalFund, @UNFPA and @UNITAID - buy quality-assured products and do not have to carry out quality assurance themselves, thereby saving time and money…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA @GlobalFund @UNITAID Many low- and middle-income countries also use #WHOPrequalification lists of products to guide national procurement of medical products…
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WHO launches first-ever #insulin prequalification programme to expand access to life-saving treatment for #diabetes in low- and middle-income countries. #BeatNCDs
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO About 65M people with type 2 diabetes need insulin, but only half of them are able to access it, largely due to high prices 📈.
All people with type 1 diabetes need insulin to survive. #BeatNCDs
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO WHO prequalification of #insulin is expected to boost access by increasing the flow of quality-assured products on the international market, providing countries with greater choice and patients with lower prices. #BeatNCDs
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I wanted to ask a few questions. I want you to think about each answer. Your life is in your hands.
1. Do you understand the magnitude of food addiction? Do you think it’s worse or better than say alcohol? Do you think it’s a real addiction?
Sugar addiction is very accepted and you can even feed that addiction all day at work. It would be frowned upon to drink your vodka at work, but not to eat your sugar. In fact, many bosses and places of employment even go so far as to supply you with your addiction.
Then everyone, including you, cannot figure out why productivity goes down in the afternoon. Why you need a nap in the afternoon. Is it something really serious or is it just a simple phenomenon of your blood sugar falling back down?
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This @businessinsider article addresses the astronomical costs of insulin. We deserve better. We must do better. @KamalaHarris recognizes the burden Americans carry and the choices they must make to survive. #healthcare #UnitedForKamala
1/ The number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes is projected to increase 165%, from 11 million in 2000 (prevalence of 4.0%) to 29 million in 2050 (prevalence of 7.2%).
(Source: Projections Of Diabetes Burden Through 2050.
#KamalaCare #UnitedForKamala
2/ The largest percent increase in diagnosed diabetes will be among those aged 75 years (271 % in women, 437% in men).
#KamalaCare #UnitedForKamala #healthcare #diabetes #insulin
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01. #BlackoutInfo
Was für Folgen hat ein landes- oder noch schlimmer, europaweiter, länger als 72 Stunden dauernder #Blackout, also #Stromausfall, in unserer zu 100% von #Strom abhängigen Gesellschaft? Wie ist der #Staat darauf vorbereitet? Wie engagiert sich unsere #Politik?
02. #BlackoutInfo
Innerhalb weniger Stunden nach einem landesweiten #Blackout wird bei 90% der Haushalte kein Wasser mehr aus der Leitung kommen. Auch die Toilettenspülung funktioniert nicht mehr, so daß in Ballungsräumen sehr schnell massive Probleme & Seuchengefahren entstehen.
03. #BlackoutInfo
In der Folge eines landesweiten #Blackout ist die Lebensmittelproduktion nicht mehr möglich. Noch vorhandene Vorräte zu verteilen wird immer schwieriger bis unmöglich. Logistikfirmen stellen Lieferungen sofort ein, da die automatisierten Lager offline sind.
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#BlackoutInfo What might be consequences of a national or even european #Blackout, lasting more than 72 hours in our electricity addicted society? How is our country prepared for? And how much our politicians engage for this catastrophic case?
#BlackoutInfo Within hours after a national #Blackout for 90% of all homes no more drinking water will flow out of the tap. Flushing the WC will work only one last time. Therefore risk of diseases is growing fast. No human can stand more than 3 days without water supply...
#BlackoutInfo As a follow of a national #Blackout production of food isn’t possible anymore. Distributing still available stockpiles is becoming difficult & very quick impossible. Automated warehouses can’t deliver anymore, because all is offline. Supermarkets run out of stocks.
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#BlackoutInfo Was für Folgen hat ein landes- oder noch schlimmer, europaweiter, länger als 72 Stunden dauernder #Blackout, also #Stromausfall, in unserer zu 100% von Strom abhängigen Gesellschaft? Wie ist unser Staat darauf vorbereitet? Und wie engagieren sich unserer #Politiker?
#BlackoutInfo Innerhalb weniger Stunden nach einem landesweiten #Blackout wird bei 90% der Haushalte kein Wasser mehr aus der Leitung kommen. Auch die Toilettenspülung funktioniert nicht mehr, so daß in Ballungsräumen massive Probleme und Seuchengefahren entstehen.
#BlackoutInfo In der Folge eines landesweiten #Blackout ist die Lebensmittelproduktion nicht mehr möglich. Noch vorhandene Vorräte zu verteilen wird immer schwieriger bis unmöglich. Logistikfirmen stellen Lieferungen sofort ein, da die automatisierten Lager offline sind.
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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
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The hearing begins now. Tune in
Chairman Grassley calls for transparency in drug pricing!
Senator Wyden is disappointed in the pharmaceutical companies who have declined the invitation to attend today’s hearing. He is eager to work with the committee to get something done about the increased drug pricing.
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