Bureaucracies: insisting on following the science until the science doesn’t conform to their agenda ?

the four articles included in this post is from a legal brief… of a prescriber as a defendant in defending being pursued by a state medical licensing board to revoke the prescriber’s state medical license over some FABRICATED BELIEFS on the prescribing of opiates to treat legit chronic pain pts.

I was thinking today as I watched several “talking heads” on the TV asking the question(s) in regards to the Pandemic… why is Dr Fauci, CDC and other bureaucrats  are NOT FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE… and publish guidelines or recommendations that goes against what THE SCIENCE suggests is just the opposite.  I can’t count the number of times that I have heard/read chronic pain pts make the same statement in regards to the war on drugs and the use of opiates to treat chronic pain – DO NOT FOLLOW THE SCIENCE…  Is there a parallel here with some bureaucrats being the COMMON DENOMINATOR ?

Kaiser Health News, “Patients with Chronic Pain Feel Caught in an Opioid-Prescribing Debate,”
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/clinical-care/patients-chronic-painfeel-caught-opioid-prescribing-debate (Aug. 1, 2018).

Doctors avoid prescribing pain medication for fear of losing their medical license. See Terry DeMio, “Doctors are avoiding chronic pain patients, need more education, survey finds,”

(Cincinnati Enquirer, October 24, 2019). In other words, physicians are under-treating their patients lest they find themselves on the wrong end of a disciplinary action or a DEA investigation.
Authorities in the field, including the Mayo clinic, agree that opioids are appropriate for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. See Mayo Clinic, “Treating Pain: When is Opioid the right Choice?”

Human Rights Watch some years ago decried the “harmful chilling effect, making doctors fear repercussions for prescribing even to patients with severe chronic pain who have a legitimate medical need for prescription opioids.” See HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, “US: Fears of Prescribing Hurt Chronic Pain Patients – Moves to Reduce Opioid Use Limit Treatment Options,”

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/18/us-fears-prescribing-hurt-chronic-pain-patients  (December 18, 2018).

2 Responses

  1. Agree. They aren’t using True Science on either topic. They rather lie to push their Agendas. This is what our country does now. Scientists lie to push the narratives of those who put big money in their pockets.

  2. All of this and a million times more hits an iron border wall when we need a Representative, even a Doctor/Rep, to understand.
    …Unfortunately MAYO is on-board with the false narrative now.

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