From EB: Tramadol is widely used in nursing homes, but is it the most dangerous drug in the world?

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This article says yes.

https://blog.iodine.com/tramadol-the-most-dangerous-drug-in-the-world-5500450d6cc6

Tramadol: The most dangerous drug in the world

image (cropped) courtesy of Frankie Leon (Flickr)

Imagine a prescription medication that relieves pain just as well as narcotics like Oxycontin, but isn’t addictive. Too good to be true?

Turns out, yes.

For years, that was the case with Tramadol, a synthetic opioid drug that was released in 1995 under the brand name Ultram to great expectations. This new drug seemed to offer all the benefits of more powerful, more addictive drugs, but with fewer of the downsides of dependency — at least in clinical trials. This was apparently in part because trials examined tramadol use by injection, but it is manufactured — and far more potent — in pill form.

And if the drug was unlikely to make people dependent, it was not likely to be abused, unlike other opioid alternatives like Vicodin (also known as Norco), Percocet — let alone be…

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From AG: It’s women’s herstory month. How much do you really know about women’s legal herstory. How much do your kids know?

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From Alan Greyson, Congressional Rep:

When do women face attacks on equal access to health care? Now.

When have women been denied equal pay? Now.

When have conservatives organized nationally to block the Equal Rights Amendment? Now. Here and now.

And if you’re looking for history (or herstory), look how slowly change has come: The 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, was ratified “only” 129 years after the Bill of Rights, and “only” 50 years after the 15th Amendment gave male ex-slaves the vote. Contraceptives weren’t covered under the Public Health Service Act until 1970, 26 years after the PHSA itself became law. “Female hysteria” was a recognized (albeit fictive) mental illness until 1952. (One of the baneful symptoms of female hysteria was “sexual desire.”) The states have passed more than a thousand anti-abortion laws to try to counter Roe v. Wade since 1973. And, of course, women are paid…

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From EB/NW: Sealed Guardinship cases? How are those even Constitutional?

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https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/sealed-guardianships-cases/

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION

Sealed guardianship cases

An ailing mom, a family feud and a hidden court file

In June 2013, Nassau County Judge Angela Iannacci sealed a legal action brought by Dean Hart, now a candidate for State Assembly, to have a guardian appointed for his 79-year-old mother, whose mental faculties were in decline.

Iannacci’s order failed to provide any substantive justification for sealing the records, as required by the state mental health law. In such cases, concern for the privacy of the vulnerable party typically serves as the basis for sealing.

An examination of partial case records obtained by Newsday, however, raises the question of who actually benefited from the sealing order. It appears to have done little for the welfare of Beatrice…

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From NYP/EB: Why NY pols never end up in prison for bribery

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YOu can see the same twisted psychopathic logic flowing through the minds of dozens of pols in chicago and their cronies on the bench, at the FBI and states attorneys offices:

Why New York pols get away with corruption

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Restauranteur and preferred de Blasio fund-raiser Harendra Singh continues his remarkable testimony in the federal corruption trial of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, giving us a unique window on the operations of the mayor’s money and influence machine.

Singh — who has…

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From EF: Pay to play well alive in Cook County Court System but this is not disclosed to voters or litigants

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chicago summer

4:10 AM (1 hour ago)
to reportcorrupti.Elizabeth_Warr.correspondenceChicago.a
*can be published on all anti-corruption blogs and websites.
 
Dear All,
 
I continue to report rampant corruption and violations of ethics in Illinois Court system, where majority of judges obtained their judicial seats through connections with certain politicians and powerful judges.
 
Alison Conlon, a  relative to a well-connected lawyer William F. Conlon,  (daughter?), was  appointed on  February 2, 2015, as a Circuit Court Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court, at the recommendation of Justice Mary Jane Theis.
 
Alison Conlon has all mandatory merits to be a judge in Cook County Court. Surprisingly, she just got a Municipal Division seat, but I am confident that with her credentials she will be moved to the higher Division promptly.
 
Alison is an insider who knows many secrets in our Court system but will…

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From EB: Missing gship reports plague NM guardianship court system

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Missing reports plague guardianship system

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What’s become of Elizabeth Hamel?

Hamel is among dozens of people placed under a legal guardianship or conservator in southern New Mexico over the past 20 years whose welfare is unknown – at least according to state district court records.

The scant court records available to the public show that Hamel was found to be a person “in need of protection” by state District Judge James T. Martin, of Las Cruces, who assigned a private company as her guardian/conservator in 2010.

Nothing in the online court docket sheet indicates that Hamel’s case has been closed. But since being appointed, Advocate Services of Las Cruces hasn’t filed any annual reports about Hamel’s well-being or finances, the docket sheet shows.

There’s no indication as to whether she is dead…

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From AJP–New forms from Illinois Supreme Court for Paupers Petition/Fee Waiver/298 Petition

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These forms used to be on the Cook County Clerk of Court’s website, but now the Illinois Supreme Court has approved a number of forms which may be used in all counties in Illinois.  That website is here:

Approved Statewide Court Forms:

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/default.asp

Here is a direct link to Paupers Petition/Fee Waiver/298 Petition

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hT1EBQnXSo0syaCR0_oF3jGPI8kH3uDp

and the order form

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AfNvmcjDreiAKmCdW73mnogk43HHzEEm

good luck on your court cases.

joanne

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