Dennis Wichern

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dennis-wichern" rel="tag">Dennis Wichern
Date registered: July 12, 2018
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. Telemedicine should be easy. Here’s why it’s not. — October 12, 2018
  2. How to avoid negative press and fines during the opioid crisis — October 5, 2018
  3. Kratom: harmless herbal supplement or dangerous drug? — August 17, 2018
  4. The other side of Suboxone — July 28, 2018
  5. 10 ways to stay out of the DEA’s crosshairs — July 12, 2018

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Telemedicine should be easy. Here’s why it’s not.

Who was Ryan Haight? Ryan Haight was an 18-year-old honor student from La Mesa, California who died on February 12, 2001, from an overdose of hydrocodone ordered from an online doctor he never saw — and shipped to his home from a rogue online pharmacy during the beginning of the opioid epidemic. The pharmacist, Clayton […]

How to avoid negative press and fines during the opioid crisis

No news is good news. Especially for hospitals in the middle of the opioid epidemic. Recently, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) agreed to a civil penalty in the amount of $4.3 million for failing to prevent opioid drug diversion and federal recordkeeping violations as a result of a DEA investigation. The headline from […]

Kratom: harmless herbal supplement or dangerous drug?

What is it? Kratom is a powdered herbal supplement derived from the leaves of a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Southeast Asia and is usually taken orally but can also be brewed into teas. It is commonly used by consumers as an alternative medicine to self-treat opioid addiction and chronic pain.  The leaves […]

The other side of Suboxone

A lot has been written about Suboxone, the buprenorphine treatment drug. For many, Suboxone acts as an effective medication to treat opioid addiction. For others, it’s a highly-valued street drug that is commonly diverted and misused. To understand and acknowledge the darker side of Suboxone we have to look back at its history over the […]

10 ways to stay out of the DEA’s crosshairs

No news attracts attention like a physician who’s in trouble with DEA or their state medical board. So, how does it happen, what are the common issues and what can a physician do to safeguard themselves? First, let’s look at what the numbers and the research tell us. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) […]

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