Re: Wichita Witch Hunt
- From: "Smokie Darling (Annie)" <Barnabus1993@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 08:00:41 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 3, 8:43 am, "Kris Baker" <parallelcoo...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Poe" <haun...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I recall discussing the problem of pain management on this group a few
months back. Came across this article today and thought I'd pass it along.
If all this is true, DEA and the "war on drugs" are WAY out of control. I
feel sorry for anyone with chronic pain.
Wichita Witch Hunt
Harvey A. Silverglate, 09.01.09, 04:15 PM EDT
The Justice Department wages war on pain relief.
No good deed goes unpunished when a private citizen is up against the
federal drug warriors--those members of the Department of Justice who have
been seeking, with increasing success in recent decades, to effectively
control the practice of pain relief medicine.
Ya know....what's the purpose of it?
It justifies the budget they have, and their reason for being.
LET people get their
pain meds legally, and you won't have the trafficking.
They like to insist that the pain patients are selling their drugs to
their friends or associates. They don't care about doctors trying to
care for patients.
We're so out of control on this but until the public gets
educated. They don't care if the sufferer dies of pain or
even an "OD".....they just want the "war on (whatever)" to
Do you know anyone on Oxycontin, Oxycodone, MS-Contin? Most won't
admit to anyone that they are taking the medication. See, if we take
those drugs, we *must* be addicts, and we must be avoided.
They even have commercials on television about how to spot a "drug
addict" here. The bigger problem in my county is Meth, but it's
*alot* easier to go after those who get the prescriptions filled
legally (and the doctors who write them).
Here's a snippet of how it is in Colorado. We legalized medical
marijuana. Someone at state level decided to do a study of doctors
prescribing. They were *shocked* that of the (number out of my head)
500 patients on medical marijuana, more than 1/3 were written by one
of 5 doctors (I don't actually remember the numbers used, but it was
1/3 of patients went to a very small group of doctors - less than
They are going to investigate that group of doctors, because "that's
just not right". Forget that patients in pain tend to go to a smaller
group of physicians (because of laws that have made it very hard for a
GP to prescribe appropriate medication), forget that some of these
patients suffer from cancer and use the marijuana to help them get
through chemo (maybe all of them, they didn't say). Let's go after
the people who are doing what they need to do, *legally*.
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