http://www.jimplagakis.com/?p=6359

This is a blog from my friend Jim Plagakis… it describes a independent Pharmacist that is being targeted by the DEA… why ?.. because this Pharmacist had the audacity to build a very legit chronic pain practice.

This Pharmacist’s protocol for accepting – yes accepting a pt into the pharmacy practice – and what the protocol is for a patient to continue to be part of this pharmacy’s practice…  is published on this blog… personally … I was extremely IMPRESSED .. with what this RPH was doing… I would be very surprised if this RPH had a single bogus pt in the pharmacy’s patient list… If one slipped in.. I don’t think that they would hang around for long..

Imagine that.. a Pharmacist that would DISCHARGE a pt from the pharmacy practice.. if the patient did not follow protocol…

This RPH’s crime?… dared to order more  opiates than the DEA THOUGHT that should be ordered by a pharmacy of its size…

I sensed a few months ago that we were entering a period of rampant indiscriminate  denial of care/service for those who need control meds.. especially chronic pain pts.

IMO… the DEA’s actions … are like … a surgeon trying to do delicate surgery with a CHAIN SAW…

From what I understand and am seeing is that the DEA is only “attacking” those pharmacies that provide meds to pts in the community.. those in hospitals or nursing homes are not a target — at least not for now !  If this is true.. is this some more of our government’s discriminatory application of our laws…. just like the recent disclosure of how the IRS was putting excessive hurdles in the way of conservative groups trying to get non-profit status..

This is all the while that a portion of our society.. does not want terrorists – who are trying to kill us – to be exposed to aggressive interrogation technique .. to get valuable information… calling it torture…

and now another portion of our society has pull “pain” into the abortion argument … as to how old a fetus is when they start “feeling pain”.. as the reason if/when/how abortions should/could be done..

I find it hard to understand how our society can be opposed to inflicting pain/torture on “human beings” … yet at the same time.. has no trouble in denying those in chronic pain,.. the best that our medical system has to offer… to help minimize their pain ..which will improve their quality of life..  how hypocritical…

Or is this the preamble of Obamacare and the so-called “death panels” that could come with it… or is this how premiums are going to be lowered… “cutting off” patients that need “high cost care”?

IMO.. this whole process with the DEA… smells like a rottening body…  and I think that we need to do to the DEA that we would do to a rottening body.. you either bury it.. or cremate it..

I still feel that the mere charge of the DEA … is UNCONSTITUTIONAL .. in that it is interfering with our Constitutional right to pursuit happiness… if you believe that a quality of life and happiness are one and the same.