Restore Patient Rights to Treatment for Pain

https://www.change.org/savepainmanagement

Because of years of government intrusions into the medical profession’s legal opioid prescribing for patients suffering pain, these are our concerns and the dire consequences we implore you to bring to an end:

1.  The “Opioid Crisis” is an “Illegal and Illicit Drug Crisis” falsely blamed on legal prescriptions.

2.  Millions of Americans Forcibly Tapered:
Intractable Pain Patients (IPPs), in unceasing pain, are suffering on ineffective low doses of their years-long, even decades-long well-working opioids. Many die prematurely from cardiac and neurologic effects of forced taperings. These tortures and murders must cease Stat!

3.  Millions of Americans Suddenly Cold-Turkeyed:
Intractable Pain Patients, long-stabilized on prescribed opioids, abandoned to never-ending pain, are suffering severely, many committing suicide.

4.  Millions More Sick and Dying Americans Denied Opioids Prescribed Safely for Over a Century in:
a.       Cancer Care . Palliative Care . Hospice Care
b.      End-of-Life Care . Acute Injuries and Illnesses . Postop Pain
c.      Sickle Cell Crisis, causing death

Because of years of government intrusions into the medical profession’s legal opioid prescribing for patients suffering pain, these are our concerns and the dire consequences we implore you to bring to an end:

1.  The “Opioid Crisis” is an “Illegal and Illicit Drug Crisis” falsely blamed on legal prescriptions.

2.  Millions of Americans Forcibly Tapered:
Intractable Pain Patients (IPPs), in unceasing pain, are suffering on ineffective low doses of their years-long, even decades-long well-working opioids. Many die prematurely from cardiac and neurologic effects of forced taperings. These tortures and murders must cease Stat!

3.  Millions of Americans Suddenly Cold-Turkeyed:
Intractable Pain Patients, long-stabilized on prescribed opioids, abandoned to never-ending pain, are suffering severely, many committing suicide.

4.  Millions More Sick and Dying Americans Denied Opioids Prescribed Safely for Over a Century in:
a.       Cancer Care . Palliative Care . Hospice Care
b.      End-of-Life Care . Acute Injuries and Illnesses . Postop Pain
c.      Sickle Cell Crisis, causing death
d.      Acute ER Diagnoses . Dental Pain and Surgeries
e.      Children in Serious Pain .
f.       Even Pets, Postop Cats and Dogs

5.  Countless American Veterans Forcibly Cold-Turkeyed:
Veterans Administration anti-opioid dictates prevent pain relief in amputees, andother battle-injured and retired soldiers leading to almost daily suicides the VA falsely attributed to PTSD.

6.  The Horrendous Suffering and Even Death of Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia:
The denial of National Institute of Health (NIH) standard of care treatment guidelines by emergency room and hospital providers, using CDC guidelines to excuse “medical manslaughter” and “black genocide”

7.  Hundreds of Innocent Clinicians Imprisoned for high-quality care of patients in pain:
Clueless DEA police and DOJ prosecutors presume to prescribe, either blanket denial of essential opioids or one-size-fits-all MMEs (Morphine Milligram Equivalents) so low they wouldn’t relieve the pain of a flea. And they scare, raid, and imprison physicians.

8.  The Disproportionate and Discriminatory Prosecution of ethnic minority and independent physicians by the DOJ, DEA, Criminal Justice System, and State Medical Boards:
Minority physicians are brought into the US for slave labor in medical schools and residencies, then the hospitals are in collusion with the government to attack these doctors once in practice in order to fill prison cells for money and repeat the revolving door.

9.  49 State Medical Boards Collude with the DEA and DOJ by Intimidating Opioid Prescribers:
Except for brave Washington State’s Washington Medical Commission supporting its pain patients and physician opioid prescribers, shame on all other state medical boards for colluding with DOJ and DEA renegades, non-MDs practicing medicine unlicensed, deciding MMEs, forcing abandonment of pain patients to zero analgesic help, forcing good doctors to retire.

State Boards Must Support Physicians Stat!

10.Violation of Medical Providers’ Constitutional Rights:
a.       4th amendment through illegal search and seizure, use of warrants without just cause.
b.      5th amendment through lack of due process
c.      6th amendment rights of a speedy and public trial, an impartial jury, the right to be informed of the charges, the right to confront and call witnesses, and the right to an attorney.
d.      14th amendment through loss of property. A provider’s profession is his property.

11.Misuse of the Forfeiture Statute:
Everything a provider owns is confiscated by the government, sometimes even without a trial or charges placed.

Demands:

1.      We demand EXONERATION for medical providers in prison, including insurance fraud as that is just a door-opener.  IMMUNITY from prosecution for all opioid prescribers Stat!

2.      Medical providers have their licenses and DEA certificates immediately restored.

3.      The investigation of the DOJ/DEA by the U.S. Congress for the prosecution of physicians through the illegal application of the Controlled Substances Act.

4.      Prosecution of government prosecutors/agents who used illegal means to convict innocent medical providers.

5.      Compensation of medical providers who have been attacked or denied DEA certification without cause as remuneration for their loss of their 14th amendment rights.

6.      Stop asset forfeitures in any case prior to conviction.

7.      Investigate National Data Banks for publishing false allegations against medical professionals.  Information should not be public until proven

We will be watching for your positive actions toward restoring legal opioid treatments to pain patients nationwide without CDC, VA, DOJ, or DEA interferences. We are 60 million American patients deprived of the opioids medically known to best treat our pain. Others of us are pain management physicians. We are watching your legislative and related actions on these pain-related prescription opioid issues. We intend to vote out of office anyone who won’t help restore ours and our doctors’ rights to utilize legal opioids according to medical exigencies.

3 Responses

  1. This is the body of the Petition we are sending to Congress to end the War on Patients and Doctors. Everyone needs to go to the site, sign it, and share on FB, etc. The link is https://www.change.org/savepainmanagement

    Steve, if you could put that link on your article, I would appreciate it.

  2. I would like to sincerely thank you for fighting for all of us and telling the truth. Your wording is commanding and eloquent and certainly states this horror inflicted upon us jn a thoughtful and clear manner. I pray they will listen to you. Intractable pain patients and all who need these lifesaving and necessary medications have been suffering in a way that is reminiscent of a third world country and not the United States of America, where I have been taught to believe in truth and fairness my entire life. Instead, I have been treated as a drug seeker and a drug addict and judged on a regular basis for a malady for which I have zero control. I have gone from a strong, self reliant , hard working head of household to barely being able to get out of my bed, and in severe pain every second I am awake. I simply want to thank you for speaking for me, for trying to give all of us hope in this madness. May God bless you

    • The majority of this petition is copied with permission from Helen Borel’s book American Agony: The Opioid Crisis on Pain Patients. It is a MUST READ, and also be read by all of our legislators. They have to start listening to us or be fired. Right now, all incumbents need to be fired. Join us with our communication campaign on DoctorsofCourage.
      Sign the petition at https://www.change.org/savepainmanagement.

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