First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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These polices are going to make the whole situation worse. Why don't' you instead try to make our medical system better?
I've been hurt by many doctors who are in rush to make their fees ( because of privatization) and don't treat me properly and cause me pain which I then have to get meds for.
I think you all like torturing people, esp the sick, old and poor.
Your "fix" isn't going to work for anybody
Tired of being denied proper treatment because our doctors are too afraid to prescribe medications for chronic pain?

If you are like me and the answer is YES!
Then we have to find a way to have our voices heard. Write your states elected officials and get anyone involved you can to have this cruel treatment of legitimate chronic pain patients addressed.
You can go to www.whitehouse.gov and find several links to voice your opinion.
I am a long term sufferer of pain. I have had 6 spinal surgeries, taken 4 pain management classes, have a 30+ year life with fibromyalgia, had 3 knee replacements, leaving my rt. knee with a chronic staph infection and other diseases destroying my joints and in my 30 years with Vicodin and after 25 years, the slightly stronger Norco. I have never 'abused, overdosed, sold or requested more and stonger pills and I have been treated as a junkie by doctors, nurses, pain managers, drug store pill counters, hospital workers and just plain ignorant, cruel and nasty people. I have also gone the herbal route.I am now facing 69 years of age. with the knowledge that I will never have to live through another day of misery because I am in the twilight of my life and not young, with a life of pain in front of me. Please,U.S. government, state and local governments GET OUT OF MY HEALTH CARE and let my doctor do his job!
i would love to know why a Dr. MD would send a person to someone that has less Education, most at the bottom of their class. to treat a person that has real pain, they take an oth to do no harm and then they do this. to me it is another way to rip the people off. if you have money you do not have to put up with this BLANK, if you do not have money you have to live in pain and no one gives a BLANK.
Everyone must bring this issue to the for front of the public media, social media, and to all political leaders to get your patient rights back that have been taken away!!!
Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REFAarpMWo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isOlT5yujAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsGIRDaoEis

We Oppose Any Ban of Vicodin (Hydrocodone HCl)






We, the People of the United States, feel we have the right to have access to medications that have, as their primary effect, relieving of acute or chronic pain. Vicodin (Hydrocodone Hydrochloride) has a proven track record of being a reliable medication for relieving pain enough that those afflicted with disabling pain, may function day to day. It appears that an administrative panel of the FDA have voted to ban Vicodin from use by patients, at the same time as they have moved to try to decrease dosage of certain over the counter pain products containing "Acetaminophen" (Tylenol). We see these actions as ultimately causing millions of people to suffer needlessly with intractable pain, simply because allegedly SOME people abuse these substances. Some people abuse and intake too much food, but it would be folly to ban all people from having access to food, in the same sense that it will cause needless suffering to millions, to remove one of the staples of pain management. Thus, we petition the government for redress of our grievances against this wrongheaded and ultimately, dangerous path which the Food and Drug Administration has embarked upon. We believe this vote was an over-reaction and a knee jerk response to a phantom problem. At the very least, before any hasty actions are undertaken, this should be put to a popular referendum to the people that will ultimately be harmed by this foolish proposed ban.
See this video, copy and paste it to find out the truth of the new law and actions already taken place and the facts that supports why prescription pain medications are safer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isOlT5yujAs
See this very good video from an actual doctor on this new law:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BR__-N54Ck

Second video on what the illegal drug war has resulted in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMGsOVfQMQ

When the Government gets in the middle of the Doctor and Patient, the result is the patient becomes the victim. See how our brave troops and veterans are treated by Government Healthcare, what we are seeing is just the beginning of the Obamacare law that elected leaders read before signing it. Freedom is just an illusion.
This new law will cause an increase in suicide rates nationwide thanks to the government bureaucrats thinking they know better than doctors. People living in pain have now had any small chance of quality of life ripped from them. Those who are in chronic pain like cancer patients have to have this medication just to bare with pain day to day that is disabling. I guarantee not one of those who voted this law in has ever dealt with severe chronic pain themselves or with their loved ones. This is inhuman, uncompassionate, non-caring, heartless, neglect. Oh and thanks for creating a larger border drug problem now as the DEA and Government has created a entirely new market for illegal drug smugglers, they have given them everything but a store front to sell out of and this law will do nothing to stop the abusers, it only harms the honest patients that they have made victims. The government has only done one thing right consistently and that is screw things up for everyone. Did they do any real research and real studies of real patients, NO!!! They assumed based off the illegal abusers who will always get their hands on illegal drugs which the government wastes hundreds of billions of dollars on their losing drug war, they can't even secure the border allowing drugs and criminals to enter the U.S. everyday. PUT THIS TO A NATIONAL BALLOT VOTE AND LEAVE THE POLICITIANS OUT OF IT. YOU ARE JUST SEEING THE BEGINING OF THE NEW HEALTHCARE DISASTER, THEY CAN'T EVEN GET A SIMPLE WEBSITE MADE CORRECTLY ON ROLLING OUT OBAMACARE. ALSO THOSE LOOK AT THE FACTS AND THE FACTS WILL SHOW IT IS NOT THE PATIENTS ABUSING OR OVERDOSING ON THE DRUGS, IT IS THE ILLEGAL DRUG ABUSERS THAT WILL NOW HAVE GREATER ACCESS ON THE STREETS BECAUSE OTHER COUNTRIES WITH LARGE DRUG CARTELS NOW HAVE A NEW U.S. MARKET THAT IN REALITY MAKING IT EASIER TO GET DRUGS ON U.S. STREETS. IF THE GOVERNMENT KEEPS THIS BAN ON OPIATE PAIN MEDICATIONS, THEN THE U.S. STANDARD FOR TO OUT LAW THE HIGHEST THREE ABUSED DRUGS SHOULD BE FULLY OUTLAWED BEING 1) ALCOHOL THAT KILL MILLIONS PER YEAR INCLUDING CAUSING DOMESTIC VIOLANCE AND DWI DEATHS, 2) TOBACCO THAT KILLS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR AND THOSE EXPOSED TO SECOND HAND SMOKE FROM THE OVER 4000 THOUSAND CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS ADDED TO THE TOBACCO THAT COST THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS 3) ALL OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS FROM COUGH SYRUP, COLD MEDICINE, TO HEADACHE PILLS (also mouth wash that alcoholics drink) THAT CAUSE MORE ORGAN DAMAGE, ABUSE, DEATHS, AND USED TO MAKE ILLEGAL METH. IF THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL THE POLITICIANS TRULY CARE THEN BAN ALL THESE 3 ACROSS THE NATION, OH, BUT THAT MEANS A LOSS IN LOBBY MONEY OR AS WE CALL BRIBES BUYING VOTES WHERE OPIATES ARE GENERIC WITH NO PATENT MEANING VERY LITTLE PROFIT, SO WHY NO SCHEDULE II RESTRICTIONS ON THE MUCH STRONGER FULLY SYNTHETIC PATENT PAIN MEDICATION LIKE TRAMADOL THAT PHARMACUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE BILLION DOLLAR PATENTS MEANING HUGE PROFITS WHERE THEY PAY POLITICIANS THROUGH
I work in healthcare & see everyday the difference in a patient's participatoom for rehabilitation that are receiving pain meds. Everyone who is living with chronic pain knows there is a much more significant increase in quality of life with pain meds when NEEDED. Chronic pain wears you down not only physically but emotionally as well.
First I'd like 2 say it is WRONG WRONG WRONG . Not helping us that are severely living in chronic pain and living with a deadly disease as I am and other uncurable diseases.. I got sick at 32 years old while I was working as a temp at the state workers compensation office and going to school .. I was diagnosed with chromic myofasical pain syndrome that was so severe and no cure that the dr told me I'd be crippled in 2-3 years. I didn't no what to think and how hurtful it was. Then I got Chronic fatigue immune deficiency and myalgic encephalomyoltis which is worse than MS, AIDS, and CANCER COMBINED. It is deadly it affects every single thing in your entire body till it kills u . I've lived in bed for over 9 years and been on SSI . I have also RA, Degenerative disk disease, aneuopathy, Osteoarthritis, IBS, Cervical neuritis, land lumbar neuritis spondylitis, my heart is enlarged due to my disease, ligt stroke , vascular disease, u name it I got it . I've suffered severely in pain , I go months without bathing , my mommy took care of me and I found her dead in sept on the couch . I'm not no addict never was m dying and can't get the help I need for my pain. I have 2 pay cash for me meds because of the laws of pharmacys not getting enough meds to help ppl. THIS IS WRONG WRONG and in human ine the way ppl that r truly suffering that can't get help . Why can't u check ppl medical history since u can do everything else and see who really needs pain management and the ones who don't . JUST BECAUSE OTHERS R ADDICTS AND OVERDOSING DOESNT MEAN THAT WE SHOULD SUFFER BECAUSE OF THEM . Everyone is not a addict in this country . I'm suffering so bad I can't take it no more. I'm dying I'm dying from my disease . Ppl choose there path to becom addicted and live like that that's not our fault .. Please help the ones that r suffering and dying !!! Pkease.. I have medical records from east west both and south from drs that my parents went broke and used there life savings trying to get even more diagnoises on my diseases to see what else was wrong . I'm on medacaid and pharmacys not taking my insurance. Ppl r dying everyday over the disease I have and so many have tak n there own life because they couldn't get the pain mag agent they needed. What if your child or family member or even yourself was going through this and u couldn't get help for them and had to watch them suffer 24/7 .i was 32 when I got sick I'm 43 now . I had dreams , I wanted children a family , to finish school . To live . That's been taking from me I have noth ng but suffering and wonder when it's my last day on earth . In bed 9 years not even able now to go to a dr hardly or even walk outside or bath . Please please help me help us ppl that need help . Don't make us suffer over others that abuse pain meds . Thank u , God bless u all .
First I'd like 2 say it is WRONG WRONG WRONG . Not helping us that are severely living in chronic pain and living with a deadly disease as I am and other uncurable diseases.. I got sick at 32 years old while I was working as a temp at the state workers compensation office and going to school .. I was diagnosed with chromic myofasical pain syndrome that was so severe and no cure that the dr told me I'd be crippled in 2-3 years. I didn't no what to think and how hurtful it was. Then I got Chronic fatigue immune deficiency and myalgic encephalomyoltis which is worse than MS, AIDS, and CANCER COMBINED. It is deadly it affects every single thing in your entire body till it kills u . I've lived in bed for over 9 years and been on SSI . I have also RA, Degenerative disk disease, aneuopathy, Osteoarthritis, IBS, Cervical neuritis, land lumbar neuritis spondylitis, my heart is enlarged due to my disease, ligt stroke , vascular disease, u name it I got it . I've suffered severely in pain , I go months without bathing , my mommy took care of me and I found her dead in sept on the couch . I'm not no addict never was m dying and can't get the help I need for my pain. I have 2 pay cash for me meds because of the laws of pharmacys not getting enough meds to help ppl. THIS IS WRONG WRONG and in human ine the way ppl that r truly suffering that can't get help . Why can't u check ppl medical history since u can do everything else and see who really needs pain management and the ones who don't . JUST BECAUSE OTHERS R ADDICTS AND OVERDOSING DOESNT MEAN THAT WE SHOULD SUFFER BECAUSE OF THEM . Everyone is not a addict in this country . I'm suffering so bad I can't take it no more. I'm dying I'm dying from my disease . Ppl choose there path to becom addicted and live like that that's not our fault .. Please help the ones that r suffering and dying !!! Pkease.. I have medical records from east west both and south from drs that my parents went broke and used there life savings trying to get even more diagnoises on my diseases to see what else was wrong . I'm on medacaid and pharmacys not taking my insurance. Ppl r dying everyday over the disease I have and so many have tak n there own life because they couldn't get the pain mag agent they needed. What if your child or family member or even yourself was going through this and u couldn't get help for them and had to watch them suffer 24/7 .i was 32 when I got sick I'm 43 now . I had dreams , I wanted children a family , to finish school . To live . That's been taking from me I have noth ng but suffering and wonder when it's my last day on earth . In bed 9 years not even able now to go to a dr hardly or even walk outside or bath . Please please help me help us ppl that need help . Don't make us suffer over others that abuse pain meds . Thank u , God bless u all .
People that use these drugs responsibly for conditions that would otherwise keep them from getting out of bed because of extreme pain should not be mad to suffer because of those that use them irresponsibly.
I AM NOT A JUNKIE, I AM A HUMAN BEING
IN CRONIC PAIN. I'VE HAD 2 SURGERIES AND
HAVE METAL SCREWS AND BARS IN MY BACK.

MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO GO ON DISABILITY AND SHE IS NOT GIVING ME ANYTHING. I AM
SO SCARED FOR MY FELLOW CRONIC PAIN
PATIENTS AS I FEAR MANY WILL CHOOSE DEATH THEN LIVING LIKE THIS. THE DEA IS NOT
A DOCTOR! I HAVE LOST MY FAITH IN THIS COUNTRY. I PRAY THAT THE DOCTORS OUT
THERE STAND UP AND MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD FOR THEIR PATIENTS. WHY THEY ARE
LETTING THE GOVERNMENT DO THIS TO US IS
VERY UNSETTLING.
Thank God I do not have to take any prescriptions, but having family members that are severely disabled that do and friends, I fear that this law is going to result in a large amount of suicides of people who are being forced to live in pain with no support. They have been disgraced thrown in a pool from good law honoring citizens to be treated like criminal drug addicts. The DEA says it is to stop overdoses of people getting into patients medicine cabinets, how does the DEA have any control over that by any law of someone stealing out of grandmas medicine cabinet. The pharmacies are saying it will add wait times and cost to the patients and the DEA says this will stop the illegal sales on the streets and black market when these sales are not even obtained through legitimate means, in reality odds are there will be an increase of illegal sales on the streets turning the patients to any means necessary to get the medication they need and created a huge surge in growth of illegal sales making an entire new drug trade market and where there is a demand, the dealers will provide a supply and make lots of money. The drug dealers and cartels from other countries and probably celebrating the DEA making this law, because the DEA just created a new market bigger than any illegal drug on the streets. Drug laws video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMGsOVfQMQ
See this very good video from an actual doctor on this new law:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BR__-N54Ck

Patients need to start contacting every elected official, every news network, signing petitions, and if this is anything to with Obama Care, then this alone is cause to repeal the entire bill. Our leaders signed Obama Care without even reading it. If you did this in your job, then you would be fired, but it shows our leaders have forgotten who they work for and that they are not above the law, this is America not a Communist Country or is that where America is heading where the people have no voice, no power, no rights, and the Constitution has no meaning and the people are ordered to bow in silence in full control of the politicians that write most bills that are pushed by lobbyist and super pack special interest groups who give them millions of dollars to force legislations upon the people. The Obama Care Bill we were told spoke of death panels, is taking away the ability to needed medications and the power of trained Doctor away the beginning of this?
The Government did not fix a problem with this new law, they created a much larger problem. As the late great President Ronald Reagan said, "Government is not the solution, it is the problems" and what we have seen since the last Great President Ronald Reagan's departure from office is an out of control scary Government that just like the book 1984 of a Government that fully controls everyone is becoming a reality. I truly fear where our nation is heading for many of the same actions Hitler did when first gaining power are following out o
agree with 100% of this petition. I have yet to have my pain controlled after falling sustaining burst fracture L1. 3 back surgeries, torn shoulder repair, Sjogrens, ... No pain clinic would take me after my physician released me. He called 5 area pain clinics who ALL said do not take patients who need chronic pain medication! I was accepted after a lot of work but they have me down to 6 Norco a day which leaves me with no life.
I think the way doctors treat people who are in chronic pain are wrong. We deserve respect just like any other patient that walks through them doors. We need pain meds. in order to some what live our lives and some how try to have a life. Making us feeling like we are junkies is not the answer. These people should walk in our shoes for a week I can assure you there would be no question of the pain that we go through.
START CONTACTING EVERY MEDIA OUTLET AND NEWS STATION ON ISSUES AND BRING ATTENTION TO THE FOR FRONT OF THE GOVERNMENT INSTEAD OF THE DOCTOR DECIDING THE TREATMENT FOR THE PATIENT. START BLASTING THIS PETITION NATION WIDE THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS NETWORKS. THE PATIENTS VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD.
START CONTACTING EVERY MEDIA OUTLET AND NEWS STATION ON ISSUES AND BRING ATTENTION TO THE FOR FRONT OF THE GOVERNMENT INSTEAD OF THE DOCTOR DECIDING THE TREATMENT FOR THE PATIENT. START BLASTING THIS PETITION NATION WIDE THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS NETWORKS. THE PATIENTS VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD.
American healthcare system is now the Government Healthcare system. Just the beginning of Obama care turning patients into victims. Look at how our Veterans have been treated!!!
My wife has M.S. and needs this medication that she has been on for over 20 years and now she is left to suffer even further thanks to the Government and this law actually cost us more money and time to get the same prescription with the money actually going to the state in a state script fee. No matter what their will be people that abuse anything, but the law abiding citizen is the one penalized. See they restrict this medication because it is generic meaning the drug companies don't have a patent which goes back to a low profit margin, it is not about protecting anyone, it is all about making more money at the cost of the victim who is the patient. What about our injured veterans, our seniors, our cancer patients, our chronic pain suffers? Those are the people who pay the price and the reason no one trusts their political leaders. Instead of protecting our borders and stopping the illegal drug trafficking, they reward the actual law breakers who cross our borders that openly carry drugs into this country and target the law abiding American Citizen.
I have been a responsible patient of having to use prescription pain medication for the past 10 years after a serious spinal cord injury from being hit by a car where I have metal plates in my neck, herniated disk in back, permanent nerve damage, arthritis, and live in pain daily. I have had several surgeries from this car wreck and the medication to my body is the same a Tylenol, it only dulls the pain a bit allowing me to function in having some kind of a life. The Government has no business issuing this law, where now it cost me $60-$150 per month more including a state fee just to get the same medication refilled that I have to go to the doctor each month now because they are not allowed to issue refills through the pharmacy. So this is really a money making scheme for more revenue for the state and government at the cost of the patient. A study found that only 1% of the population abuses this mediation, that were also found to abuse over the counter medications, as well as alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, inhalants and the abusers will get their high regardless. What this has created is the same thing that prohibition did which is creating a "black market" that will make criminals wealthy, it will increase the suicide rate of patients who can't take living in daily pain with no pain management, and this is just the start of Obama Care making the cost to the patient so expensive on his way to financially break America. It is true, control ones health and you control the person. I say what about the poor cancer patients and terminally ill who now because of politician crooks in the pockets of insurance companies that are intentionally making people suffer in daily pain. See they ban and restrict medications that help people, yet support and promote tobacco being grown and sold in every store in America that kills people, it is all about the money like the big tobacco lobby lining their pockets.
I have been a responsible patient of having to use prescription pain medication for the past 10 years after a serious spinal cord injury from being hit by a car where I have metal plates in my neck, herniated disk in back, permanent nerve damage, arthritis, and live in pain daily. I have had several surgeries from this car wreck and the medication to my body is the same a Tylenol, it only dulls the pain a bit allowing me to function in having some kind of a life. The Government has no business issuing this law, where now it cost me $60-$150 per month more including a state fee just to get the same medication refilled that I have to go to the doctor each month now because they are not allowed to issue refills through the pharmacy. So this is really a money making scheme for more revenue for the state and government at the cost of the patient. A study found that only 1% of the population abuses this mediation, that were also found to abuse over the counter medications, as well as alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, inhalants and the abusers will get their high regardless. What this has created is the same thing that prohibition did which is creating a "black market" that will make criminals wealthy, it will increase the suicide rate of patients who can't take living in daily pain with no pain management, and this is just the start of Obama Care making the cost to the patient so expensive on his way to financially break America. It is true, control ones health and you control the person. I say what about the poor cancer patients and terminally ill who now because of politician crooks in the pockets of insurance companies that are intentionally making people suffer in daily pain. See they ban and restrict medications that help people, yet support and promote tobacco being grown and sold in every store in America that kills people, it is all about the money like the big tobacco lobby lining their pockets.
I have been a responsible patient of having to use prescription pain medication for the past 10 years after a serious spinal cord injury from being hit by a car where I have metal plates in my neck, herniated disk in back, permanent nerve damage, arthritis, and live in pain daily. I have had several surgeries from this car wreck and the medication to my body is the same a Tylenol, it only dulls the pain a bit allowing me to function in having some kind of a life. The Government has no business issuing this law, where now it cost me $60-$150 per month more including a state fee just to get the same medication refilled that I have to go to the doctor each month now because they are not allowed to issue refills through the pharmacy. So this is really a money making scheme for more revenue for the state and government at the cost of the patient. A study found that only 1% of the population abuses this mediation, that were also found to abuse over the counter medications, as well as alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, inhalants and the abusers will get their high regardless. What this has created is the same thing that prohibition did which is creating a "black market" that will make criminals wealthy, it will increase the suicide rate of patients who can't take living in daily pain with no pain management, and this is just the start of Obama Care making the cost to the patient so expensive on his way to financially break America. It is true, control ones health and you control the person. I say what about the poor cancer patients and terminally ill who now because of politician crooks in the pockets of insurance companies that are intentionally making people suffer in daily pain. See they ban and restrict medications that help people, yet support and promote tobacco being grown and sold in every store in America that kills people, it is all about the money like the big tobacco lobby lining their pockets.
I have had surgery after surgery trying to eliminate or at lessen pain I have been dealing with for 32 years. It hasn't worked. It actually put me out of work and on SSD. I would rather not wake up than to deal with this pain every day.
I have always used my pain medication with respect and don't abuse the use of it. But I can honestly say if I did not have access to it, I would not be here right now. I have had severe pain from degenerative disc , and stenosis in all levels, also fused at 7 cervical levels, and permanent Nerve damage. I developed RSD/CRPS at the time of the cervical fusion surgery I have an pain pump in my abdomen and I take opioids and gabapentin on a daily basis just to get through my day.. I can not, will not have the government tell me what my body needs to live semi pain free. I have had the same doctor for my pain managing since this all started 7yrs ago and he keeps telling me how things are getting harder for him to do his job. The Doctors need to be able to help us. We a humans suffering, we need to be treated with respect .
This is the most absurd law made. Dr.'s go to many years of schooling to TREAT their paient, (their entire medical care, not just for flu, colds and cholesterol...) A patient shouldn't have to pay expensive "specialist" copays EVERY MONTH just to be PAIN FREE OR IN LESS PAIN.... IT'S WRONG! I have a "high deductible insurance AS it is" and will not be able to afford paying for a visit to the Dr. Every month. I have never abused any medication, asked for more than what has been prescribed or asked for a higher dosage! However, I need what I am prescribed and by my family Dr. Who has managed my pain for the past several years!
I am on disability due to severe neck pain result from broken neck...The only meds that touch the pain are opiods, however even still has requires high doses, of which I have reduced my own dosage and meds from 100 mg a day of methadone to most recently only 10mg qid, however I was unable on a few occassions been unable to fill rx for over one week because of shortages resulting from DEA restrictions etc.. in self defense of surviving I turned to other siuces and failed drug screen. Makes me feel better off if dead...
Placing coached nurse practitioners instead of real doctors is a degradation of healthcare in this country. It also allows people who don't understand medicine to dictate less than appropriate diagnoses and care, especially for pain management. Labeling patients is discrimination and providing replacement medical care through nurse practitioners instead of medical doctors is a mistake in healthcare causing great suffering for patients who need expert quality medical care.
Placing coached nurse practitioners instead of real doctors is a degradation of healthcare in this country. It also allows people who don't understand medicine to dictate less than appropriate diagnoses and care, especially for pain management.
I am an unwilling "victim" of the D.E.A. and the Governments violation of my right to be, if not pain free, at least in less pain.
WHEN did our Government get it's medical degree?
Funny, but I don't recall seeing one of them with MY physician at MY appointments, and looking at my charts, my X-Rays.
HOW, tell me PLEASE, they can generalize and categorize EACH and EVERY person that is prescribed pain medication?
I DO have chronic pain, 24/7 365. Yes, some days (thank God) are not as bad as others, but it's ALWAYS there. I'm not going to go into what caused it, and what I go through every day,simply because it would take me too long to go into.
Suffice to say, I've got it.
Would I prefer to NOT take medication? Of course.
But I have to to be able to function. Not because I am "dependent" or "addicted" to them, it's so I can stand up, walk, sit, eat. Not be any more depressed than I already am, and BELIEVE THIS, living with actual, physical, chronic pain IS VERY,VERY, DEPRESSING!
the dea government needs to stay out of health care. let doctors treat their patients with dignity.
we all need to protest and uproar. god knew we would suffer pain so he gave men the knowledge and plants to treat it. to let people suffer and be humiliated is not human and ungodly.
your laws on hydrocodone that took effect in oct of this year have hurt only the people who suffer from chronic pain. it will not stop drug users from obtaining it illegally. my wife has been suffering for15 years with chronic pain. her hydrocodone based med is the only thing that saved her from a wheelchair or stuck in bed suffering. it helped her raise our 3 babies and live a somewhar normal life. now she is having a hard time getting her meds that she has never abused. she gets treated like a drug addict. told ti just go home and suffer or find another doc who may give it to you. docs are not accepting new pain patients they are scared or overloaded with now having to see patients every month. wait times can be 2-5hours just to get your monthly script sitting in a dic office
the dea government needs to stay out of health care. let doctors treat their patients with dignity.
we all need to protest and uproar. god knew we would suffer pain so he gave men the knowledge and plants to treat it. to let people suffer and be humiliated is not human and ungodly.
My wife suffers from Crohns Disease and can't take NSAIDs for pain. These new regulations are causing her ability to function to decline week by week.
flagging someone who says they cannot take NSAIDs is in sane. I suffer from five autoimmune conditions, one of which is Crohn's. Taking NSAIDs is not allowed in leads to internal bleeding. My new pharmacist has flagged me because I am "too young" to have so many issues and with the new law, my long term doctor thought it prudent to move me to a pain management doctor. That, combined with having two surgeries this year and several visits to the ER for cranial flares (per my neurologist, when meds do not work, I go to ER with script for steroids and pain meds), made my pharmacist decide I'm a drug abuser. He sent letters to ALL of my doctors, and the pain management one, as the newest, fired me as a patient, even though I have not violated the contract with them. They fired me for being "too complex" for their statistics. I had a specialized surgery coming up and the surgeon I was referred to sent a certified letter today, noticing me that he could not do the surgery because he was notified by pharmacist of "extreme narcotic use." I have never even been prescribed narcotics by this surgeon and now have to try to find another specialist to do the surgery this year.
I think it is horrific that the Goverment feels it must take away our individual rights to freedom. Gradually more and more interference with peoples lives. You say for the good of the people. Let people and their doctors decide what is best for who, not the DEA. Against targeting doctors unless they are writing out prescriptions for stupid amounts of pain medications. Against interference in our lives by more and more government regulations. Sure post warning, articles but stay our of the rights of the U.S.A. citizens.
My fiancÚ is a chronic pain sufferer who broke his back many years ago. Being young and not knowing any better, he laid in bed instead of going to the Doctor. As a consequence his broken back healed incorrectly. Now he suffers with debilitating pain that leaves him struggling to walk most days. He goes to a pain clinic that was NOT shut down with the recent crackdown on unscrupulous pain Doctors, so they obviously weren't breaking the law. He passes every drug test the clinic gives him and he IS NOT A DRUG ADDICT. He takes his medication exactly as directed. He has never really had a problem filling his prescription until a few months ago and now it is almost impossible for him to get his opioid analgesic medicine. He went to the Doctor 5 days ago and still has no medication. The Pharmacist at Publix told him that his Doctor is on some sort of DEA watch list (and he even showed him the DEA list) so that's why he is having a problem getting his medication. The thing I don't understand about that, is the Florida Department Of Health has issued this doctor a state licensure.This means that the state of Florida is saying the Doctor has passed all requirements to practice medicine and write prescriptions in this state. So how can the DEA act like he is doing something wrong. Are they saying the Florida Department of Health doesn't know what they are doing? He has also been told by a Pharmacist that he is having a problem getting his medication because his Doctor writes so many opioid analgesic prescriptions. Based on this Doctors field of practice, he would be negligent if he didn't write more prescriptions for opioid analgesics than a General Practitioner. HE IS A PAIN DOCTOR. People don't go to Doctors specializing in pain for a bruise or a scratch. They go there because they have uncontrolled pain. It is not the type of pain that can be controlled with over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It is pain that is severe enough for patients to continue going to a Doctor specializing in this field month after month even after being labeled drug abusers and ridiculed when trying to fill their prescription. Other fields that would write more opioid pain prescriptions then a General Practitioner are Surgeons and Orthopedists just because of the nature of their practice. As a Registered Nurse I was taught throughout Nursing school that a patient's level of pain should be assessed with every overall assessment and that pain levels are to be kept under a certain number on a scale of 0-10. So why has that changed? OR HAS IT? The answer is, not to my knowledge! So why are my fiancÚ and thousands of others being treated like criminals when they are law abiding members of the community, just for having a condition causing them excruciating pain. It's the definition of adding "INSULT TO INJURY". What has this nation become when citizens just like you and me are being treated second rate based on their medical history and the medicati
My fiancÚ is a chronic pain sufferer who broke his back many years ago. Being young and not knowing any better, he laid in bed instead of going to the Doctor. As a consequence his broken back healed incorrectly. Now he suffers with debilitating pain that leaves him struggling to walk most days. He goes to a pain clinic that was NOT shut down with the recent crackdown on unscrupulous pain Doctors, so they obviously weren't breaking the law. He passes every drug test the clinic gives him and he IS NOT A DRUG ADDICT. He takes his medication exactly as directed. He has never really had a problem filling his prescription until a few months ago and now it is almost impossible for him to get his opioid analgesic medicine. He went to the Doctor 5 days ago and still has no medication. The Pharmacist at Publix told him that his Doctor is on some sort of DEA watch list (and he even showed him the DEA list) so that's why he is having a problem getting his medication. The thing I don't understand about that, is the Florida Department Of Health has issued this doctor a state licensure.This means that the state of Florida is saying the Doctor has passed all requirements to practice medicine and write prescriptions in this state. So how can the DEA act like he is doing something wrong. Are they saying the Florida Department of Health doesn't know what they are doing? He has also been told by a Pharmacist that he is having a problem getting his medication because his Doctor writes so many opioid analgesic prescriptions. Based on this Doctors field of practice, he would be negligent if he didn't write more prescriptions for opioid analgesics than a General Practitioner. HE IS A PAIN DOCTOR. People don't go to Doctors specializing in pain for a bruise or a scratch. They go there because they have uncontrolled pain. It is not the type of pain that can be controlled with over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It is pain that is severe enough for patients to continue going to a Doctor specializing in this field month after month even after being labeled drug abusers and ridiculed when trying to fill their prescription. Other fields that would write more opioid pain prescriptions then a General Practitioner are Surgeons and Orthopedists just because of the nature of their practice. As a Registered Nurse I was taught throughout Nursing school that a patient's level of pain should be assessed with every overall assessment and that pain levels are to be kept under a certain number on a scale of 0-10. So why has that changed? OR HAS IT? The answer is, not to my knowledge! So why are my fiancÚ and thousands of others being treated like criminals when they are law abiding members of the community, just for having a condition causing them excruciating pain. It's the definition of adding "INSULT TO INJURY". What has this great nation become when everyday citizens just like you and me are being treated second rate based on their medical history a
My fiancÚ is a chronic pain sufferer who broke his back many years ago. Being young and not knowing any better, he laid in bed instead of going to the Doctor. As a consequence his broken back healed incorrectly. Now he suffers with debilitating pain that leaves him struggling to walk most days. He goes to a pain clinic that was NOT shut down with the recent crackdown on unscrupulous pain Doctors, so they obviously weren't breaking the law. He passes every drug test the clinic gives him and he IS NOT A DRUG ADDICT. He takes his medication exactly as directed. He has never really had a problem filling his prescription until a few months ago and now it is almost impossible for him to get his opioid analgesic medicine. He went to the Doctor 5 days ago and still has no medication. The Pharmacist at Publix told him that his Doctor is on some sort of DEA watch list (and he even showed him the DEA list) so that's why he is having a problem getting his medication. The thing I don't understand about that, is the Florida Department Of Health has issued this doctor a state licensure.This means that the state of Florida is saying the Doctor has passed all requirements to practice medicine and write prescriptions in this state. So how can the DEA act like he is doing something wrong. Are they saying the Florida Department of Health doesn't know what they are doing? He has also been told by a Pharmacist that he is having a problem getting his medication because his Doctor writes so many opioid analgesic prescriptions. Based on this Doctors field of practice, he would be negligent if he didn't write more prescriptions for opioid analgesics than a General Practitioner. HE IS A PAIN DOCTOR. People don't go to Doctors specializing in pain for a bruise or a scratch. They go there because they have uncontrolled pain. It is not the type of pain that can be controlled with over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It is pain that is severe enough for patients to continue going to a Doctor specializing in this field month after month even after being labeled drug abusers and ridiculed when trying to fill their prescription. Other fields that would write more opioid pain prescriptions then a General Practitioner are Surgeons and Orthopedists just because of the nature of their practice. As a Registered Nurse I was taught throughout Nursing school that a patient's level of pain should be assessed with every overall assessment and that pain levels are to be kept under a certain number on a scale of 0-10. So why has that changed? OR HAS IT? The answer is, not to my knowledge! So why are my fiancÚ and thousands of others being treated like criminals when they are law abiding members of the community, just for having a condition causing them excruciating pain. It's the definition of adding "INSULT TO INJURY". What has this great nation become when everyday citizens just like you and me are being treated second rate based on their medical history a
Everything I read is correct. My wife filed for disablity from an accident 14 years ago and it took 8 years to win her case because we didnt have her in Pain Management.. As soon as she went to Pain Management she won her case in a Federal Court. So by making her do this it helped her pain but is always having problems getting meds that they wanted her on.So we did what they told us too and it helps her pain when she gets them. But they forced her to go to these Pain places and now all she can do is hope and pray she can get her meds. Did they not force her? And now they r sterotyping people of who can get them or not. Just because someone doesnt look like they r in pain does not mean they r not. The courts forced her to get on them before she could even win her case. This is a terrible thing they did to her and now she needs her meds or she is yet another one to die from not getting them. How can this be allowed? This is wrong for the judges and courts to do. She was trying to handle her pain but the court wanted it their way. So she suffers all the time and worries about the next month. Dea should be stopped. They r not Doctors. And doctors take oathes to provide what that patient needs. Dea lies and says Its not them but we know from imformation that it is them and their scare tactics when there is no laws backing them up. If something happens to her than I will spend everything I have to press charges against the biggest liars on this planet. Something has to be done and quickly. Dea is not fooling anyone. They r scaring the Drs and pharmacys and than millions of people r suffering. Wait till they meet God themselves. Drs r here to help not turn away people that wete made to take their meds.???So yes We need to do something about this problem or we will have a worst problem than we ever had. Maybe than lawsuits will start happening if not now. Its pretty bad someone wants to die just to get out of pain when they were made to get on them to begin with. Ban together and lets go after Dea and Congress. Cause I bet no one in DEA and Congress is in pain and go through what millions go through. But remember our numbers out number theres .Learn your laws and rights so we can stabd tall abd fight for what is right.we r human not lab rats. Thank u.Bless all of u in pain like me. They will have awar on their hands that they will never be able to wun.
I have been living with pain since 1993 and I have fought with my Dr. tooth and nail with nay increase or addition of medication that I eventually broke down and agreed to because my pain just increased as time went by and it will continue to do so. I have come to terms with that. I had a Dr. that had tried other means to control my pain without any success. I then moved to another state and even though I told my new Dr. that I had been told that I was not a candidate for a procedure this new Dr. insisted that I was a perfect candidate and that way "we can start reducing your medicine". The trial was a failure, I didn't even last the full trial period because of the pain and numbness in other areas it was causing. When I asked if this new pain and numbness had anything to do with the procedure I was told "Oh no, nothing at all" and given medication (neurontin) for this new issue. About 20 min.s after I left the Dr.'s office from having the lead removed the numbness started to go away and the pain was nearly gone. I never did take any of the new medication that was prescribed. Bottom line is that I don't feel that the Dr actually spent time going over my medical records from my previous Dr. just saw the medications that I am taking and made a judgement call "Drug Seeker", "Long Term Drug User", etc.
Yes I have taken pain medication for a while now, not because I want to or for the fun of it but because I am in pain every moment of my life and even with the pain medication it just curbs the pain down to a level so that I can at least get some sleep and be human around my family, not screaming like a wild animal in pain.
Frankly I would rather die than feel that much pain or subject my family to that kind of anguish.
i have MS w/out lesions. I suffer horrific muscle and skeletal pain. Today, I was told by my primary care doctor, he will no longer treat me for anything! He was treating my pain. I never took there recommended dosage bc I am afraid of the addiction. This was also my first visit on Medicare.
I have d.d.d along with severe scar tissue and I was seeing a Dr for 3 years and did everything he suggested after these 2 failed surgeries.I even got the implant of the tens unit and ended up falling down 4 steps because my legs gave out. I'm 37 no quality of life on SSI mind you and have a scar from the top of my head to my butt . There really needs to be some exception for people like myself where this issue isn't going to ever ever go away!!!
I have finally got insurance and getting the help I have needed for many years. I suffer from chronic pain and severe anxiety and depression. I am finally getting the medications I need and I would hate for my doctor to be afraid to actually treat my illness. What goes on between patient and doctor should be private. I am not a drug addict. I want to have quality of life, like any other person in this country deserves. Allow doctors to treat the whole patient, not just what you see fit.
I was injured as a VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD MEMBER BACK IN 1985. I have had 12 back surgeries from an accident while going on a call.
I have been going to a pain management physician for many years. I am very much afraid of what the drugs are doing to me as I was a nurse before becoming disabled to work. I know the risks of drugs and know that the side effects can be life threatening. There are many drugs that can affect the liver. I know even Tylenol is as dangerous as some of the narcotic prescriptions. I think that there should be education on the drugs from a pain management Dr., so they understand why the government steps in with pain meds. Laws.
I see both sides as I can no longer do and enjoy the things I once could. I take Tramadol now for sleep but NOT every night, as I know they are not good for the system. Again, education of drugs may help eliminate a lot of drug dependency. I know there are many people who are selling their drugs. I get screened and feel that even though I know once a year, I feel violated, I know that there are many others should be more tested more
often. I really believe the need of more drugs should be left up to the pain doctor and NOT legislatures. They know who needs it, and who don't and the drug abusers and sellers.
I would like Congress to allow the input of the physicians.
You can't have relief from pain because you might get addicted! What a load of sh_t. Nicotine is most certainly a drug and tobacco use will kill 80% or higher more than overdose cases but you can walk in any store and even in some drug stores and buy carton after carton because cigarettes are the number one addicted thing in the world. But hey, that's OK! Big tobacco pays out billions of dollars for underhanded lobbying and let's not forget the millions for campaign distribution.
This is just a made up war to thin out the hurting and the elderly because without the medications a lot of these folks need, they could very easily die or worse commit suicide. America is only free if you get everything you want and get to tell everybody else what to and how to live their lives in Communist America.
The DEA, or Drug Enforcement Administration, is a branch of federal law enforcement that deals with the identification and confiscation of illegal substances as well as the control and elimination of trafficking these substances between United States borders. Duties of a DEA agent include field and office work geared specifically toward minimizing a U.S. citizen's access to illegal substances.

They've certainly overstepped their boundaries, AGAIN, by getting involved with LEGAL prescription/medication.
A failed 'war on DRUGS" comes to mind.
MDMA a.k.a ecstasy,
DEA scheduling overturn

In 1985 MDMA and its analogues were under review by the American government as a drug for potential of abuse. During this time, several public hearings (NOT JUST ONE HEARING LIKE FOR HYRDOCODONE) on the new drug were held by the DEA. Based on all of the evidence and facts presented at the time, the DEA's administrative law judge did not see MDMA and its analogues as being of large concern and recommended that they be placed in Schedule III. The DEA administrator, expressing concern for abuse potential, overruled the recommendation and ruled that MDMA be put in Schedule I, the Controlled Substances Act's most restrictive category (THEY WILL DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, REGARDLESS OF ONE OR TEN HEARINGS, 537 or 10,237 LETTERS OR COMMENTS)

Legitimate chronic pain sufferers have been defeated!! Sad.
this new law is CRUEL AND UNUSUAL punishment for citizens who have committed NO CRIME!!!
As a chronic pain sufferer, I have been treated worse and with more scrutiny then someone on parole for murder. We could march against someone but most of us hurt too badly to move!
Why are we, responsible people who unfortunately
Suffer debilitating pain made to suffer because
Of those who abuse that which helps us
I am 47 years old and suffer from CRPS... a debilitating chronic pain disease. This new scheduling of hydrocodone is an injustice to all chronic pain patients. I have now been forced to go to another doctor because my PCP cannot prescribe Sch 2 medicine! The only opiate in Sch 3 is Tylenol #3 or #4 and that does not even come close to the hydrocodone pain relief. The new doctor I just went and seen told me upfront that he does not give narcotics on the first visit?! I have been on a combination of pain medicine for years now and this guy is not continuing my PCP request of pain management. The new doc is dead set on giving me a sympathetic block and NSAIDS! I have had 3 epidural injections from a different doctor and they did not work and even made me feel worse! And NO, I cannot take NSAIDS anymore and he prescribed them to me anyway! CRPS is not the only medical issue I have and believe me I cannot even half way function without my medicine! So what am I to do now? I requested a different doctor and now I'm waiting to see if this "jerk" doctor is going to say that I am a drug seeker to the other doctor! Why should I have to worry about this? I just want to live my life with out being in horrible pain! The DEA thinks this will stop all the drug pushers etc. but they will always find a way to be back in business!! And we suffer for something that has nothing to do with us as a pain patient! I thought this is why we have doctors and medicine... to treat people?!! Something has to be done to change this! I hope the DEA and Government realizes that all they have done is created a death warrant for chronic pain sufferers. They need to look up the statistics of suicide among people with chronic pain! That blood will be on their hands. Meanwhile the drug abusers are still walking around doing their thing! I did not choose to have the horrendous disease, I just want to be able to walk to the mail box or go shopping! I can not even leave the couch without my pain medicine and this is my life?! Feel our PAIN! We as Americans should have the right to be able to get our pain management needs met without scrutiny!
REPEAL the DEA ruling on HCPs! This is hurting more people than it's helping. Drug seekers/abusers will FIND a way to continue. Dealers will just raise the price a bit more. Patients WILL find ways too (heroin or blackmarket HCPs) and then these gov't agency will have more blood on their hands, but then all they do is deny, deny, deny.
NFL physicians have been sued because of illegal activity with HCPs, the players who sued knew it was illegal too, PUNISH THEM, not patients with legally confirmed, pathology that causes pain and is something they will have to live with the rest of their lives; which will be shortened because they wont have available, legal, relief). It will affect quality of life, morale, family, they will withdraw from friends and society altogether because of the pain. Many will commit suicide just to not have to deal with their debilitating pain.
The DEA, HHS, FDA should neither interfere nor dictate patient care. That's why we have Medical Boards who monitor doctor's actions. Take care of the know ILLEGAL activity instead of interjecting your "my way or the highway" attitudes into people's lives and medical treatment. REPEAL this ruling. Help chronic pain patients live a productive life because as of now doctors have QUIT prescribing any HCPs due to fear of prosecution from the DEA. Legitimate patients are being physically harmed as we speak because these gov't agencies are failing at there intended purpose and taking it out on innocent people by making asinine decisions they have NO business making. Yes, if illegal activity is occurring DO YOUR JOB, more power to you, but because patients want relief or people are killing themselves by MIXING other drugs with HCPs is not reason enough to interfere with patient nor their doctors. IF people want to harm themselves, WHO THE HELL are you to get in the way. The only reason I see for doing that is because the failures that have occurred with the "war on drugs", DEA can't win it so they target the hundreds of millions of legitimate pain patients and the doctors who CAN treat them but drs fear losing what they've worked so hard for. When was the last time, if ever, anyone at the DEA, HHS or FDA seen and treated a patient? Do you know what living with chronic pain feels like? Do your intended jobs, and realize when you've failed, but leave US alone. DEA has been at this since early 2000's; this "win" has them reveling and celebrating their cruel and unusual punishment they've inflicted on chronic pain sufferers.
REPEAL, REPEAL, REPEAL this absurd ruling handed down by these incompetent agencies.

I called about 10 local doctors' offices this morning and asked, whomever answered the phone, about prescribing hydrocodone if warranted and 6 said the doctor was no longer prescribing hydrocodone. The other 4 referred me to their office manager who said they did not comment on office procedures to the public.

My prayer is that someone capable of guiding us through a class acti
I believe that many years what a person does with their doctor is confidential and should be between them only. I do not think that the government should be involved in telling doctors what to prescribe to their patients. They are doctors and use to be respected, if anything, it will cause there to be less doctor's or incompetent doctors. The doctor's are the one's that can decide who is in pain. Why are they attacking everyone that needs pain medication? This is an insane act to try to treat all the same. Especially when they see the illnesses and also in senior citizens. I believe it is an infringement on human rights and privacy. I do not believe that it is because the government is so concerned with people overdosing because they don't really care about that. They say we are over populated anyway. I don't believe they would let any of their own family suffer for years with pain with no relief. It only makes the whole population of people in need of said medication angry and lose respect for any government. That is a shame. I and so many others think they should be worrying about the bad people, not regular doctor going people and treating them all the same. They are not doctor's and they do not see all patients, therefor I and so many others believe they should keep there nose out of peoples personal health problems, and do the job that was intended for them to do. Not take away human rights and freedom. This is a cruel act of indecency as well as endangerment in human lives. In one last word comes to mind lunacy.
Words can't begin to describe how incredibly heartbreaking and quite frankly, inhumane, it is knowing how people are treated with pain. Why does the FDA even bother approving any narcotic drugs for moderate to severe chronic pain since truly it is just not considered as a viable option.
Google this new petition by name and it takes you to this very site, Petition2Congress; the name is:

Repeal DEA-FDA rules on HCP's

Please go there and sign it too and let it be known there that you want this repealed. Sadly, there's only 20 so far on that one. Please.
This needs to be repealed. It will do nothing for the guy selling or getting high for fun. Folks who need this medicine are forced into withdrawals and worse.

The illegal drug seekers like the war on drugs will stop nothing
I have suffered from severe back pain for over 25 years. I am now 62. I recently fell on my back and re-injured it in addition to break both my radius and ulna bones in my left hand clean in half. I am also dealing with a failed full knee replacement with causes excruciating pain. I cry every day. Some ten years ago; my doctor followed me on Oxycontin for over seven years; but when it stopped working; I weened myself off of it and ended up having two back surgeries. Now that the back pain has returned; all I am able to receive if Vicodin; which is like taking baby asprin to me. I am a living vegetable laying on my sofa every day. I have no life whatsoever. I have never been addicted nor have I doctor shopped for pain meds. I can barely walk and now I am required to go into my doctor's office every 10 days just to pick up a prescription of 50 Vicodin with no refills. Pain is an illness and needs to be treated as such. I am severely depressed with anxiety and now have to take medicine for that. The DEA has ruined pain management for so many who truly need it. If my doctor successfully followed me on oxycontin for 7 years; and eventually 2 back surgeries. Why now can't he follow me on a different pain med other than Vicodin. And, I am only getting the minimum dose of 5/325. I have days where he pain is so severe; I can't even drive to my doctor's office to pick up my prescription; which I now have to take to my pharmacy to get it. To the DEA; As the article above states; suicide is an option and don't think I haven't thought about it. You need to loosen these strict regulations for the people who need it. No wonder Medical Marijuana is now becoming available; because doctor's refuse to treat pain. This is an epidemic crisis in the US and something needs to change. I have been seeing the same doctor for over 13 years now. He knows me well and knows I am not an abuser; yet he is afraid of the DEA; so I have to suffer. The DEA has ruined my life. I will probably die early as all I do is lay around, gain weight and get no type of physical exercise. Shame on you DEA.
My neck was broken and sawing through my spinal cord. For 36 years. I went to a pain clinic for 3 years. I complained and complained. They did nothing.
My low back needed an implant and fusion. I went for the presurgery MRI . It was then that my broken neck was found.
3/4 of my neck is donated deceased people's bones and titanium screws. My spinal cord is permanently damaged.
The screws that are lodged in my hip bones cause constant pain.
I have degenerative disc disease.
Last year I had congestive heart disease, liver failure, lung failure all from pneumonia.
I've had 4 molars pulled because I fractured them grinding my teeth in pain.
I had a stroke that went untreated for more than 4 hours.
The horrific thing is...I was in ICU when it hit.
Not to mention my nurse was standing literally 2 feet from me. I told her several times I was having a stroke. She ignored me and left my room.
The drug addicts will continue to get their drugs.
All this is doing is making the lives of LEGITIMATE chronic pain patients more impossible.
Reverse this "LAW" .

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