7 Responses

  1. SO SAD, so un necessary. All because of the paranoia in this country now about pain management with a MEDICATION that does work and for millions of us……it is still the LAST resort. My DEEPEST sympathy to the her family!

  2. It’s just not right to take medicine away from someone in pain. Nothing works as well as Opiod pain medicine people are suffering and taking their own lives. I’m glad that their blood is not on my hands. May God have mercy on your soul.

  3. Me too

  4. Oh thank you Pharmacist Steve for this Information.
    Let’s pray to God that these folks leaving comments here on your blog,
    that they MOST importantly email the judge as well.
    This judge needs to be Bombarded with tons of responses !
    Don’t DELAY Folks ! Let’s hurry up and get these stories sent to him ASAP!

  5. Hi, my name is Rachel Beals and I’ve had chronic pain for 17yrs. I’d be more than glad to help any questions I can for you. Please email me and I’ll send you my phone number. As with everyone I’ve met who suffers with pain, my story is tragic and gets harder every day. But I want to contribute anything I can please. Thank You for your interest in hearing our voices. We always appreciate that from another person;)

    Rachel Beals
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  6. To who ever it concerns thank you so much. please feel free to publicly post and use this my story and grief of this horrible malady and the the Hell the now uninformed Public and some of the Media are putting us legitimate Chronic Pain Sufferers through! It is no more than local emotional Abuse ( and border line Domestic Emotional Terrorism )!on a scale with only Biblical proportions!To the Editor and Associates I have taken this opportunity to share my heartbreaking story in hopes these witch hunting Opiate ill informed skeptics will read and understand that we as Millions Of Legitimate Chronic Pain Sufferers would have no life without Medically prescribed Opiates by a physicians care and strictly monitored monthly urine and blood test. Please remember that An Opinion Before A Thorough Investigation Is The Epitome Of Ignorance! And that a little more compassion from the Medical Field and its representatives could have saved my beautiful Stepdaughters life. Let me say this! A person who has a addictive personality will abuse anything that helps them feel better. I have taken Oxycontin for 12 years , I have had 20 major surgery’s in 9 years. I have so much physical pain I can not even get out of bed with out pain meds and when I run out I run out and just lay in bed praying the Lord relieve me of this horrible condition and I pray God you pain med skeptics never go through what I go through everyday of my life when the only thing you have to do is threaten what help I get, Shame on them! There will always be drug abuse and as the so called war on drugs has failed all this will! All you do is stoke and aid the drug pushers business to knew heights in the Black Market of Heroin while trying to deprive folks as me to this horrible movement! My Stepdaughter committed suicide 4 years ago because of being treated like a drug addict by her family and doctors when all along she suffered from Lupus and Fibromyalgia which I believe was brought on by a deadly car crash at 18 , she told me between that which I was being put through and what they were putting her through she was not going to be able to live her life in such a hell brought on by people like the Biased Uniformed Skeptics that are on a witch hunt to out law Opiates and pain meds that give us some sort of a life . As a retired Police officer and worked indirectly close to the DEA, you people do not have a clue how thrilled you are making the illegal opiate trade and think of my Late Stepdaughter as you continue on with this 2017 Version of the ( 1940s Propaganda Film named REEFER MADNESS )movement to outlaw opiates! Just like the slaughter of children at Sandy Hook if there would have just been gun laws , my God they were Gun Laws , the guns that murdered all those 20 children were all registered and owned by a school teacher! You fight Drug Addiction in Elementary education by teaching all children the dangers of Booze and Tobacco which if these witch hunters want for us to know the real truth but they do not. I miss my Stepdaughter so much and some of us will continue on the fight to protect our right to feel better and function without fear of these witch hunters trying to convince us to commit suicide . And they are trying to do exactly THAT and are now being successful in this under the table practice of Human Genocide!
    The under line real truth it seems THESE witch hunters would rather us Chronic Pain sufferers commit suicide are and DRINK all the BOOZE we can drink! The Federals legalized it ( ALCOHOL) knowing its a more deadly drug than Strychnine. And just because the DEA has miserably failed with their witch hunt type movement on drugs why do they continuous fully deprive us sick people of our Constitutional Rights to be Happy in that pursuit of with Professional Physicians to take meds that give us relief of this horrible malady of Chronic Pain ! May God have mercy on their miserable souls they that seek to destroy us Chronic Pain Sufferers only and little hope of temporary relief of this horrible sickness.
    Wayne S. Swanson II

    • God bless you Wayne from a fellow sufferer. Recently my Pain Management Dr, I use the term loosely, and my Neurologist said a) that they foresee in a few years that only terminally ill cancer patients will be able to get these meds and (b) the new drugs, non-addictive that a couple pharmaceutical companies have ready to go to the DEA will never see the light of day due to the Big Pharma lobby. I wish they had been overrun. Also that now I and others will have to have a psychiatrist validate the need for certain medications. I guess they don’t think their MD or DO status will be challenged, duh. My PT and OT said they had others who have had to go to one. So easy to get an appointment with good insurance and throw in a pandemic that maybe in two to four months you might find one. By then you have gone through withdrawal after years of being on a medication. They also validated our tolerance of drugs as well as super documented need the DEA and DOJ consider us the same as junkies and drug dealers. Isn’t that comforting. Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s called oppression. I’m an RN and when I did my Master’s degree we discussed how we as Nurses banded together and went to our states and the federal government to make things better and safer (except for the 12 hour shifts) but the doctors have never been united! Can’t imagine a Radiologist or Dermatologist wanting to protest, can you? People need to wake up and send the message loud and clear to all your Representatives that WE elected to hear us and change the system! Throw in a dose of “at your age” and you want to shake them. If it was them or their loved one or neighbor you would hear them but we don’t. While Virginia is a screwed up Commonwealth legally, I’m from NJ, we have two amazing Congressman who do listen and respond. Looking at the past week in Washington DC and the last 4 years under a bully we can see why we’re not working towards the common good. Again, thank you for your eloquence.

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