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Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Fill a Legitimate Prescription?

The Pharmacist Refuses to Fill My Prescription…
Can They Do That???
Pharmacists are coming under increased pressure from regulatory agencies to decrease the number of controlled substances they dispense.  Does this mean they can refuse to fill a prescription written for a legitimate medical reason by a physician in good standing? […]

By |December 19th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Fill a Legitimate Prescription?

Michigan Marijuana Forms!

Denali Healthcare has been working with the people that brought you the caregiver/patient matching service GrassMatch.com to beta test a new web based clinic software program called MichiganMarijuanaForms.com.
What Michigan Marijuana Forms Does
After working with certification for over 5 years, we have helped michiganmarijuanaforms.com identify common problems with the application […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Medical Marijuana|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Michigan Marijuana Forms!

Pass a Drug Screen

 
Dealing with a Urine Drug Screen
Dr. Jana Burson
Drug screens are essential to detect ongoing drug use or relapse to drug use. It’s kind of like using X-rays to detect growth of cancer. The earlier it’s detected, the better.

Addiction is a disease that convinces its sufferers to lie so that the […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pass a Drug Screen

Chronic Pain Syndromes- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable bowel Syndrome?
Tens of millions of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an enigmatic problem with no known cause and no effective remedy. Sometimes referred to as spastic colon, it affects 10% to 20% of otherwise healthy adults, most of them women. In the United States […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Syndromes- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Chronic Pain Syndromes- Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple tender points, and fatigue. ―Tender points refers to tenderness that is found in precise areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.

A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if they have widespread pain […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Syndromes- Fibromyalgia

Dare Propaganda and School Drug Education

This was written in response to an article in the St. Ignance News.
Dr. Bob Townsend Discusses Drug Education in Schools
The article on drug education promotes what amounts to little more than anti-drug propaganda being taught in our schools. I actually have a daughter that, laughing her 14 year old […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dare Propaganda and School Drug Education

Marijuana Enforcement is far more Lucrative than Marijuana Certification

I am Dr. ‘Bob’ Townsend and I run Denali Healthcare, a regional pain management clinic. I’m an advocate of medical marijuana and was one of many involved in the drafting of the ‘Bonafide Dr/Pt Relationship’ law that set the standards for medical marijuana certification in Michigan. While I have […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana|Tags: |Comments Off on Marijuana Enforcement is far more Lucrative than Marijuana Certification

What is Causing My Pain?

The Classification of Pain:
Key to treating pain properly is understanding what is causing the pain in the first place.  Several pain classification systems have appeared, and the one we prefer at Denali involves a rather simple classification based on source of pain, location of pain, and duration of pain. […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: , |Comments Off on What is Causing My Pain?

The Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum

New Forum for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients!
The Michigan Cannabis Patient Forum was started back in 2010 by a group of activists in the UP for the purpose of providing solid information for Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients without the drama and bickering so common with other forums.  It ran for […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Medical Marijuana|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Michigan Cannabis Patients Forum

Federal Cannabis Patients

The Federal Cannabis Patients
Compassionate Investigational New Drug program

The Compassionate Investigational New Drug program, or Compassionate IND, is a United States Federal Government-run Investigational New Drug program that allows a limited number of patients to usemedical marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi. It is administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Closed to new entrants, there […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana|Tags: , |Comments Off on Federal Cannabis Patients