Monthly Archives: November 2012

I’m Fine, Thanks


I am getting increasing requests asking how I am.  Since I’ve only written one blog in the past two weeks—which is unprecedented—it’s understandable. After leaving Rome Center rehab against medical advice—well, hell, I hadn’t seen a doctor so there really … Continue reading

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Who Needs Able?


ANNE C WOODLEN                                                  ___  ribs2007@yahoo.com November 23, 2012 Gregory S. Allen, Director Division of Program Development & Management Office of Health Insurance Programs New York State Department of Health Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Albany, NY 12237 Re:  DOT … Continue reading

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Antidepressants don’t kill; doctors prescribing them do


“Joe Mazella . . . killed himself three years ago under the effects of antidepressants.” The doctor did not see the patient for ten years, nevertheless he doubled the patient’s prescription for Paxil.  The state Health Dept. has put him … Continue reading

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Deaths Linked to Prescription Drugs


Heartburn pills that cause heart attacks, antidepressants that lead to suicide by Anne Kingston on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:10am On Oct. 17, 2012, Terence Young’s tireless 12-year crusade took him before a Senate committee looking into the safety and … Continue reading

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Waste Not, What Not


One of the things that bothered me in the hospital was the amount of waste. Anything that hit the floor in a patient’s room immediately had to be thrown away.  Why?  Is this an irrational policy or are there actually … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday


I got nuthin’ to say today except that it’s really, really good to be back home in my own bed.  Hope you are all well and grateful for the blessings in your life.

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Rome Center a/k/a Stonehedge (Part II)


Rome Center is now under investigation by the NYS Dept. of Health.  The case number is NY00122617.  Please forward this to anyone you know who might want to contribute information to the investigation.  Also, please forward it to anyone you know who might … Continue reading

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