Did DEA Create “FAKE” Opioid “Crisis” to Screw doctors and patients?

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/supreme-court-hearing-for-the-doctors-xiulu-ruan-md-and-shakeel-kahn-md/

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/dea-policy-reversal-on-allowed-prescription-annotations-for-schedule-ii-prescriptions/

If you listened to the above video and heard the retired pharmacist/chronic pain pt stating that all of his correspondence with bureaucrats/politicians seems to have “fallen on deft ears”.

Over 5 decades ago,  the feds/DEA declared that marijuana had NO VALID MEDICAL VALUE… yet 40 +/- states have legalized MJ in some form or another and Chuck Schumer (an attorney) is starting a “discussion” within Congress to get MJ taken off of the controlled substance act. https://nypost.com/2021/07/14/schumer-drafts-pot-legalization-bill-despite-biden-opposition/  but – of course – they are going to tax the crap out of every level in MJ distribution system from growing to sales…   but many states that had legalized MJ and taxed the crap out of it, have found that they have created a “good market” for the drug cartels to produce and sell non-approved MJ  https://nypost.com/2022/07/26/chuck-schumers-over-taxed-marijuana-bill-would-only-aid-illegal-dealers

Likewise, decades ago the FEDS/DEA declared that Psychedelic drugs had not valid medical necessity but now there is https://psychedelicspotlight.com/5-psychedelic-clinical-trials-2022-maps-mdma-psilocybin-ketamine-lsd-dmt/      No one has to look far to see how serious a mental health problem our country has.  Has this reality caused the FEDS/DEA to pull back on their “no valid medical use” on psychedelic drugs and remove it from being a C-I on the DEA’s controlled substance list.

Different states have passed and/or proposed some sort of tax on pharma Rx opiates  like NY, NJ, Delaware. & Minnesota.  In some states, as NY , which exempted Morphine, Methadone & buprenorphine from the tax.  Pts are finding pharmacies that no longer stock their opiate medications,  wholesalers not longer shipping opiates into NY and some manufacturers are no long shipping opiates into NY.  https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2020-11-17/patients-struggle-to-find-prescription-opioids-after-new-york-tax-drives-out-suppliers  Senator Manchin has tried on several occasions to get a federal tax law on opiates passed and each time they have failed.

Will opiates eventually go down the same path as alcohol, tobacco, gambling… all having some potential for addiction, will become acceptable when the bureaucrats can find a way to put a excise/sin tax on opiates will make them socially acceptable and everyone will turn a blind eye/deft ear to whatever problems that results within our society ?

When is the chronic pain community figure it out that writing letters/emails and making phone calls to your member of Congress only to get – if you get a response  – that may or may not have anything to do with what you contacted your representative about ?  Lobbying Congress is probably not a viable idea, because collectively the lobbying industry spends 9+ million a day to lobby the 535 member of Congress to something that the businesses that hires lobbyists wants to be done.

If anyone notices, when any of the states are unhappy with what the Feds do, they end up filing a lawsuit. It is claimed that typically 40% of Congress is attorneys and the DEA is part of the DOJ – again with wall to wall attorneys.  If/when the CDC published the final document of their 2022 opiate dosing guidelines and many entities see the 50 MME lists dozens of times in the 211 page document and start implementing that as a new “standard of care and best practices” that all prescribers should follow on all chronic pain pts.  What is the community going to do… more letters/emails/phone calls to their member of Congress ?

Einstein defined insanity years ago… doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome….

 

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  1. psss,,My pain doctors kid,,who is also a pain doctor,,is doing studies exactly on the LSD’s /mushrooms in a lab in Wisconsin,,on dogs,,lovely,,but they are looking at them as a way to ,”cure” chronic pain,,,,idiots,,jmo,,maryw

  2. SIMPLE ANSWER,,YES,YES,YES,YES X 1 MILLION,,,,,THEY NEEDED/WANTED MORE MONEY,,SOO THE PULLED A PLAY BOOK OUT OF THE 1870’S SO CALLED ,HEROIN CRISIS OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS SEVERLY INJURED FOR LIFE ON THE BATTLE FIELD OF THIS COUNTRY,WHO ALSO TRULY NEEDED EFFECTIVE PHYSICAL PAIN CARE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FROM WAR INJURIES.WITH THE HELP OF A ANOTHER FIELD WHO NEEDED $$$,,PSYCHIATRY/FOR ALL THERE CLOSED ASYLUMS/SPECIFICALLY,ANDREW KOLODNY/PROP,,,,IT WAS A PERFECT STORM,,INSURANCE COMPANY WERE ORDER TO PAY FOR PRE-EXISTERS,THAT THEY NEVER WANTED TO PAY FOR,,THE DEA,WAS GETTING KICKED OUT OF $$$$ SOAKED COCAINE COUNTRIES,.,,EVEN SOME DOCTORS SAW THERE WOULD BE VERY LITTLE SUEING FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING ANYMORE W/STANDARD OF CARE ,”GUIDELINES,”’AND OF COURSE,SORRY BUT TRUE,TRUMP SAW A WAY TO GET THAT NEEDED WALL BUILT,,,,,AND BECAUSE NONE OF THEM ARE ,”’IN THE FIELD,” OF PAIN MANAGEMENT,,THEY NEVER EVEN REALIZED/CARED THAT YES THEIR ARE LONG TERM NON-CURABLE DISEASES/CONDITION THAT THEE ESSENTIAL MEDICINE OPIATES WORK WELL FOR…BOTTUM LINE AS MANY OF US KNEW,BUT WERE POO POO’D,,IT WAS ABOUT $$$$$$$$$$$$,,,,AND ALWAYS WAS ABOUT $$$$$$,,,THUS WHY,,,AMERICA’S HEALTHCARE IS RANKED DEAD LAST,,AS A REPORTER STATED,”,AMERICA PUT WEALTH ABOVE THE WELL BEING OF THEIR MEDICALLY ILL PEOPLE,”’,,,,,JMO,,MARYW

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