Archive | May 14, 2016

Opioid Abuse Epidemic — STOP Nurses From Being Able To Prescribe.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access EXCELLENT 90-second summary of this prescription epidemic. However, in New Hampshire, it is NOT just doctors, it is THE NURSES!


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The U.S. “Center for Disease Control and Prevention”, just 2 months ago, released these new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Click image to access original.


Finally, in 2016, at long last, after 30 years of ‘refusing to acknowledge the problem’ there is now realization, led by the likes of the CDC and CNN (sees above), that U.S. doctors have to bear much of the responsibility of today’s prescription opioid crisis.

Though I have never taken opioids (though they have been prescribed to me a couple of times) I have, for the last 4 years (or so), been the SECOND HAND victim of indiscriminate, irresponsible and even cavalier prescription of opioids by doctors and more recently NURSES.

I already reported one to the NH Board of Medicine (and have a list of others that will also be so honored):

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My BIG gripe of late is that in New Hampshire NURSES are allowed to write prescriptions for opioids — willy nilly.

I, coming from a family with many bona fide doctors, do NOT, not for a minute, by the argument that there is no difference between doctors and nurses. Of course there is. IF NOT why do we have different names for them. Let’s call them all ‘nurses’.

Doctors, of course, have, at a minimum, more education and training.

That nurses can prescribe opioids just irks me, especially when it is one whose appearance and demeanor inspires ZERO confidence in their discipline and outlook to life. Sorry, I think that an obese, unshaved nurse who insists on wearing pre-cum stained pants does NOT show adequate judgment to be entrusted with writing prescriptions that KILL and make others life a living hell.

We have to stop nurses from being allowed to prescribe extremely dangerous and addictive drugs — especially when they are in business to do NOTHING else but sell prescriptions.

Just locally here there is a nurse who I am pretty sure writes MORE prescriptions for opioids than any 4 doctors taken at random from a 15-mile radius of him! That is not right.

Let’s please all unite to stop this man-made epidemic. It has made MY life a hell.


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by Anura Guruge


Cameta Camera — Making Ordering A Camera An Absolute Bloody PAIN.

by Anura Guruge


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On Friday, May 13, 2016, I tried to order a Fuji camera kit from Cameta Camera. It turned out to be a terrible ordeal. Took all the pleasure out of buying a new camera. Shame on YOU Cameta Camera.

Until this atrocious, unforgivable experience I have always thought highly of Cameta. Check this post from October 2015 titled “Nothing BUT Kudos, Very High Kudos, For Cameta Camera“.

Well not anymore.

I went to Cameta because they have good kits and because I wanted to show my GRATITUDE for how graciously they had treated me in the past. To be fair, the salesman I deal with, Lou Cohen (ext. 2168), is extremely nice, helpful and professional. The problems are with Cameta’s arrogant, unprofessional (and obviously poorly trained) order processing group.

Well Cameta has a new policy. They call up and check your credentials with your credit card company before they process the order. But it is an all or nothing verification. If Cameta has you on ‘XYZ Road’ and the credit card company has you at ‘XYX Rd’ the verification will fail. If you give Cameta your cell number and the credit card company has your home number the verification will fail.

This is CRAZY. It is NOT Cameta’s job to try and further authenticate a credit card BEYOND name, address, account number, expiration, and ccv code. If the credit card was stolen the credit card company will deal with it. Cameta is trying to be too clever.

Not impressed at all, at all. We finally got the damn order placed — and it was NOT a small order. I don’t buy $300 point-and-shoots (or at least not anymore). Ended up placing the order using my Discover Card. I logged onto Discover pulled up my profile and made sure bloody Cameta had it letter for letter. Though I see a temp. authorization at Discover I have yet to receive an order confirmation from the dastardly Cameta.

I am also NOT going to get the camera till mid next week. Jesus wept. IF I had ordered it with my buddy Ray Messiah at BuyDig I would have had the camera Saturday morning by 10am.

Well lesson well learned. NEVER AGAIN. Screw you Cameta.

Ray I am so, so sorry I did not come to you. I was trying to be nice. That is what happens.

YOU have been WARNED. Stay clear. Shop BuyDig.


by Anura Guruge

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