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Showing posts from February 23, 2014

CNN: New Pain Pill's Approval: 'Genuinely Frightening'

Stephanie Smith, CNN, Wed February 26, 2014

A potent little painkiller is causing a big stir.

A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro.

The hydrocodone-based drug is the latest in a long line of painkillers called opioid analgesics. The FDA approved the medication last fall to treat chronic pain, and it is set to become available to patients in March.

"In the midst of a severe drug epidemic fueled by overprescribing of opioids, the very last thing the country needs is a new, dangerous, high-dose opioid," the coalition wrote in a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.

"Too many people have already become addicted to similar opioid medications, and too many lives have been lost."

You can read the full article at CNN website.

If You Get The Live Well Network Channel Check Out "Deals"

I like saving money but find myself in a rut most of the time. When we got our Samsung SMART TV we also started receiving The Live Well Network Channel. One of my LWNC favorite shows is Deals.

Kat Cosley, host, got me hooked while doing a Valentine's Day craft segment. She showed how to make a personalized jewelry for just a few dollars. (crafts, gifts, makeup) I just love her perky attitude but also the vast ways she shows us how we can save money!

Another plus, The Live Well Network Channel is Free! You can pick it up via your digital TV and even watch segments online at their website!

Thursday Thoughts ~ February 27, 2014

Did you find yourself clapping and cheering when Amy and Sheldon kissed on Big Bang Theory? I sure did! I just love them as a couple.

Get your spoons ready because Ben & Jerry's has announced 4 new ice cream flavor combinations! The flavors include Hazed & Confused with chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with fudge chips and hazelnut fudge core; That's My Jam with raspberry and chocolate ice creams and a raspberry core; Peanut Butter Fudge with chocolate and peanut butter ice creams with mini peanut butter cups and a peanut butter fudge core; and Salted Caramel with sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salty caramel core. Oh my! Just in time for spring!

Have you heard this one? A store that has a vending machine that sells salads? Yikes! I think I'll continue to make my own thank you.

Happy Birthday Marcus!

Today is our son's 22nd birthday! As he gets older I am reminded that my role, as a mother, my role has changed. It's a welcome change to now have an adult child. Gone are the days of school events, sports, runny noses and occasional tears.

These days, it's a quieter, cleaner house, with texts instead of phone calls."Hello Mom."

But today, I am reminded of the beautiful brown bundle, that the nurse, placed in my arms. Who I swear smiled back at me. "Mom, Don't worry. We're going to be alright".

Happy Birthday Marcus! (Marcus and hubby, Christmas 2012)

Checking Out The Outside Grills At Big Lots!

Hubby and I took a walk over the weekend to Big Lots. When my husband saw that they had the summer items out he decided to see if they had outside grills too. Looks like we weren't disappointed. Stopped by— Rona BerryMorin (@berrymorin) February 24, 2014

@biglots has grills— Rona BerryMorin (@berrymorin) February 24, 2014

Check out this smaller grill— Rona BerryMorin (@berrymorin) February 24, 2014