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

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I have had 5 back surgeries and I was diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome. I have been prescribed Hydrocodone 10 milligrams 180 quantity for over 5 years and I have been seeing my "new" doctor for almost 2 years and the first few months he was giving my 180 quantity and then 160 and then 140 and now 130 quantity. I am starting to suffer because the pain is starting to set in on the count that the meds wear off. The dr first said that the DEA is "cracking" down on med abusers. And then he said that he was being audited so then he brought my quantity down to 130. How is that my fault??? I need my 180 quantity back. I do not know what to do. And its funny that I only received 140 on the 14th of June but on the bottle it says to take 1 pill every 4 hours and that is what I am doing and I am about to run out. My next appointment is on the 14th of August. Can someone please give me some advice???
I do not have a primary Doctor yet due to not being able to afford one. However I believe it is unfair treatment of Doctors by the DEA. Advancements in medicine are meant to help the people and Doctors go through so many years of schooling to help patients to the best of their ability. They should not be restricted simply because someone can get dependent on something that works.
iVE BEEN SEIN THE SAME DOCTOR FOR 17 YARS , MY DOCTOR HAD LEFT AND HE TREATED MY BACK PAIN WELL . RECNLY MY DOCTOR HAS CHANGED AND I WAS TAKEN OFF ALL NY PRIMARY MEDICINE . NOW IVE BEEN IN ALOT OF PAIN & ITS ONLY BEEN A MONTH & 1/2 . I NEED HELP WITH THIS ISSUE REALLY BAD
Husband told by doctor that he has to suffer through the pain for the rest of his life and will not give pain medication to help him
Im a former ulcerative colitis patient who's first surgery was botched and wasn't discovered as cause for my abdominal pain until the second surgeon actually saw the errors first hand when he cut me open. Even after being found a legitimate chronic pain sufferer, instead of being glad to know and treat, drs seemingly where more reluctant to help me because i was right and they were wrong. Ive never shown anything but gratitude to any dr treating me and certainly didn't seek restitution for the incorrect surgery. But the ones who are paid and I must rely on to treat my pain now refuse due to my incorrect medical history and ongoing need for new drs. Im 36 and considered suicide, assisted living facilities, (nursing home), and wish the cancer im guaranteed to have due to radiation to my abdomen would hurry so I could have a few years with a little less agony perhaps. Treat me, the human in your office, for the issues perfectly obvious to all, not the person fabricated by incorrect medical records and grudge holding physicians that would rather tarnish someone s reputation than accept an incorrect diagnosis and face the truth after two years of insults and premature spreading of devastating rumors about my "Drug abuse" thanks.
KAISER is the DEVIL. I cannot believe they have taken away my meds after the last 4 years of giving me 3 30 mg. Morphine ER, & 1 or 2 10/325 oxycodone every 6 hours. I have debilitating pain from degenerative disc disease and sciatica, and fibromyalgia. I'm at a loss. What do I do now?
I was given pain meds for a 20 year old severe crush injury. I have 7 screws, 3 steel plates and a cadaver bone in my right foot with a lot of arthritis. My knee was replaced two years ago and I have bulging disks. I cannot take anti-inflamatories because my stomach bleeds fom 20 years of taking them. Now, at 57 years old, I can't have quality of life because doctors fear the DEA. It's a good thin I'm allowed anti-depressants because I don't want to live like this, constant pain like an abscess tooth in my foot. Just who are these idiots saving? Nobody, that's who. Kids who want to get high will find it somewhere. It's like gun control, the criminals don't obey those rules either. Other countries don't have these issues. Our country makes too much money with their puritanical laws and ideas. Money from courts, lawyers, fines, probation fees, so it's going to take we, the people, to change these laws. We need to take back our liberty before we forget what it was like.
I was given pain meds for a 20 year old severe crush injury. I have 7 screws, 3 steel plates and a cadaver bone in my right foot with a lot of arthritis. My knee was replaced two years ago and I have bulging disks. I cannot take anti-inflamatories because my stomach bleeds fom 20 years of taking them. Now, at 57 years old, I can't have quality of life because doctors fear the DEA. It's a good thin I'm allowed anti-depressants because I don't want to live like this, constant pain like an abscess tooth in my foot. Just who are these idiots saving? Nobody, that's who. Kids who want to get high will find it somewhere. It's like gun control, the criminals don't obey those rules either. Other countries don't have these issues. Our country makes too much money with their puritanical laws and ideas. Money from courts, lawyers, fines, probation fees, so it's going to take we, the people, to change these laws. We need to take back our liberty before we forget what it was like.
You just don't know
I'm in pain right now with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy.and hep c

and in Iowa the doctor have weaken all the med i been on for 10 years,so I'm in pain 24/7,only We the people can

change this by voting.
Pain Patients are NOT criminals by operation of seeking,help for chronic pain. Doctors and patients should be FREE in USA to CHOOSE the modality they feel fits them without fear of reprisal or being labeled simply because they are prescribed or the prescriber of narcotic pain relief.
I vote and this issue is on the forefront of my concerns when selecting candidates.
I pray with all my heart that you will die a SLOW and LONG painful death. Who are you to decide how we should die.
It seems as though drug addicts are the only clientele getting any medication to try to "HELP" them get over their addiction, meanwhile it's just another "COCKTAIL" to ease the pain of all the other crap their taking,!!!!, my brother was in recovery about (30) years and said it best," YOU TAKE METHODONE TO GET OFF HEROIN, BUT YOU CAN'T BE ON THAT FOR (20) YEARS",!!!!, Any substance can be abused, if you're a kid on a sugar high, you'll crash and be cranky when you come down, when you drink alcohol, you feel no pain, happy, euphoric, but the next day, hung-over, listless, tired, depressed and any street drug you add to that cocktail prolongs both feelings, the "UP" and "DOWN" that's why we get addicted, we don't want that "UP" feeling to end. I am a strong believer that the body has the natural ability to heal itself, but when diagnosed with a massive blood clot, complicated by back pain, "CHRONIC OR NOT", it hurts, I can barely get out of bed, without pain meds, I can't get out of bed, nor do I want to,!!!, Doctors study medicine and practice on patients but "EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT" and there are tests that can help prove how much pain can be tolerated,!!!, and I am a personality that can tolerate pain, but I am depleted at this point, until there is proper treatment, I need the proper medication, plain and simple....and if you want to get well, you will,!!!, is a good mantra, "ABUSE, ADDICTION, CORRUPTION, and the "FEEL GOOD" factor are all human conditions that have always and will always exist, the trick is how to handle it. I don't do anything anymore that may alter or prolong my "RECOVERY" I'm F'IN Parochial at this point as my pain is consuming me ,!!!, and I need all the "MEDICAL" help I can get otherwise I might jump on that band wagon of "BS" and not care anymore,!!!!!
I am a victim of this absurd concept. Education of healers in America must be OVERHAULED, and reconstructed to relflect world wide facts, treatments and diagnosis. America now stands way behind the ENTIRE WORLD, having suffered from years of arrogance, and lack of or no research to support most currently held medical "facts" ( which change daily as real research slowly trickles in)
Compassion is the key here, over regluation for the sake of GREED on the part of ALL MEDICAL providers involved, MUST BE STOPPED.,
Pain control, ancient effective medications, homeopathy (now considered much more realistic and effective that the slash and dash medical treatment we now "enjoy", and deregulation and legalizing medications. must start NOW. Government, pharmas, huge corps are causing untold suffering and premature deaths, directly and indirectly, most victims dont have the energy left to complain or inform you of this torture. Illegal drug abuse, and illegal prescription use will continue to run rampant until TRUTH, and TRUST are restored to the people you represent.
Quit the infighting in congress, get off your butts and get to work. At this point, you will be historically known as the most ineffective, careless, selfish government in history. Unless changes are made, you will be remembered as murders, not heros.
I can't get any pain meds I been requesting since I need it for chronic pain and to get to sleep. I can't take Aleve or NSAIDS and regular tylenol doesn't help. I been taking someone elses pain meds which they don't want me to do but they wont prescribe me anything to help me. What happened to treating the patient ?
I've been suffering from debilitating pain caused by calcification of the Achilles tendons in both feet for two years. The strongest medication that anyone will prescribe to me is Relafen, which is only effective on the infrequent days that my pain is only at a 5 or 6 instead of the usual 8 or 9. My workplace would cover a surgical procedure. But surgery would mean not having a paycheck for six to twelve months. Since AFLAC calls this calcification a preexisting condition they will not cover any bills (mortgage, car, utilities, etc.) so I must work in order to keep a roof over my head. I stand during my job, which means that the pain is severe most of the day. I can no longer exercise. As a result the fifty extra pounds I've gained in the process is only worsening the issue. I'm not a criminal and I'm not an addict. I deserve to be treated with dignity. I AM IN PAIN AND IT IS RUINING MY LIFE. Please help me.
This has got to stop NOW! Stop adding to people's pain by degrading them and refusing to treat their pain as the problem it is. **** the DEA! What do they know about medicine?
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.
I would never nor have I ever sought for relive of pain outside of my doctor but I can tell you that I have a doctor right now that is questioning that I even have pain after my MRI and CT scans show differently. It is demeaning to be treated the way alot of chronic pain patients are and all because a certain amount of the population wants to get high and those are the ones who have NO trouble getting the stuff. In nursing school they taught us that keeping our patient comfortable and reasonably pain free was a number one priority but it is not what is practiced.
There really is so much wrong here. First, had I not been lol'd upon for the past 20 yrs and told "its very rare to contract 'Lyme' in Oklahoma"... even though the states leading IM physician diagnosed it THEN, well I might not be in such poor physical health today at 41! 20 years of begging to go on a simple antibiotic treatment plan...but noooo. They were just as afraid ofdoxycycline & tetracycline as they are a narcotic. Oh..but its a great thing to legalize such pot and alcohol that render ppl literal zombies. Ugh. I am now partially bald. Hair falling out. I have huge blisters ON my entire eyeball (s) I am so arthritic I can't lift my 2 yr old grandbaby anymore. I could go on...but alas, mind isn't very clear these days and I tire too quickly so I must take a reprieve from any kind of real thought. I will go out of this life knowing I am glorified in His righteousness. Will these docs who took that oath and are failing us...as well as the dictators pushing ppl over the edge just to breathe life into the illegal street transactions like it was a decade ago
There really is so much wrong here. First, had I not been lol'd upon for the past 20 yrs and told "its very rare to contract 'Lyme' in Oklahoma"... even though the states leading IM physician diagnosed it THEN, well I might not be in such poor physical health today at 41! 20 years of begging to go on a simple antibiotic treatment plan...but noooo. They were just as afraid ofdoxycycline & tetracycline as they are a narcotic. Oh..but its a great thing to legalize such pot and alcohol that render ppl literal zombies. Ugh. I am now partially bald. Hair falling out. I have huge blisters ON my entire eyeball (s) I am so arthritic I can't lift my 2 yr old grandbaby anymore. I could go on...but alas, mind isn't very clear these days and I tire too quickly so I must take a reprieve from any kind of real thought. I will go out of this life knowing I am glorified in His righteousness. Will these docs who took that oath and are failing us...as well as the dictators pushing ppl over the edge just to breathe life into the illegal street transactions like it was a decade ago
This BS has to stop and has to stop now!! People have a right to live pain free no matter there age. If it improves the quality of there life. It's better than having to go out and buy street drugs. and it would be legal
I am a physician. My personal and professional life was destroyed by the Oregon Medical Board for simply treating chronic pain patients. I did nothing wrong. I will never treat another patient in this state again regardless of my medical license status in this state. If the citizens of this state do not rise up and support the civil rights of the physicians who do this work then there will only be even less physicians available. There is only persecution from the authorities, specifically the employees of the Oregon Medical Board, including those politically appointed, for doing the much needed humane work of chronic pain management. Chronic pain providers and chronic pain patients are easy political targets for bureaucratic tyrants seeking to further their own power and to justify their useless positions.
Chronic pain is a medical condition that thousands of people suffer from in this country.The definition of chronic pain is pain that is constant and does not go away.Like diabetes or hypertension for the majority of these people there is no cure.There is only medication that can help control the pain.
For alot of people opiate pain medication provides this pain control.
Opiate pain medication has been utilized in this country for a very long time.percocet first hit the market in 1936. As substances that are abused follow trends Within the last few years the drug of choice to abuse has trended to opiate based substances.This has caused a whole group of people who suffer from daily pain to suffer even more.Because of people who do not need opiates but abuse them because they are following the trend.
There are groups of people who are calling on the goverment to "do something" to solve the problem of people abusing opiates.These are mostly parents who have lost children to over dose or addiction and they feel that "doing away" with pain medication or making it hard to obtain will somehow solve this problem. As a result people who "need" and have a right to pain medication are suffering.Everyone who possess an opiate pain medication is now being put in the same catagory no matter what the reason.Even people with legit pain who have been on these medications for years and followed the law are being punished.Patients are in fear of losing their medications.
The goverment has to take a more common sense appraoch to combat the abuse of opiates.Punishing patients and taking away their medication that works for them is not the answer.Pain patients do exist just like any other patient that suffers any other chronic illness.Yet they are neglected,ignored and even criminalized for having an illness.This has got to change.
I didn't mean to say that Pain medicine should be advertised. I just don't understand why it can't be prescribed that's the word I meant to put in front of "proper medicine" to people that legitimately need it to work. Want to make that clear.
This looks a lot like population control. Why on Earth does the government think that it makes sense to advertise alcohol, but not proper medicine for people just trying to keep their jobs and not have to collect disability. I love my job. For once in my life I am fortunate to have found a job that I love and gets better and better. I am 31 and have trouble doing tasks that are required of me at work. I manage an RV park by myself. I spend most of the day in pain and all night. I have a herniated disc, a cyst on another disc, levoscoliosis, and a rotating pelvis. I saw 5 specialists neuro, pain, chiro, surgeon and everyone of them either offered me me Lyrica or Cymbalta . I have taken a lot of nsaids since my back pain began when I was 14 (17 years). None of these doctors told me what the side effects were going to be to the medicine. When I asked if they would lower my immune system they said no. On the commercials for these medicines though present a lot of serious side effects and "may cause death" just from taking the proper dose. As far as I know from taking pain medicine a few years ago was the only side effects would result from an allergic reaction or overdosing. This is where the government hurts. This law hurts. This government is not looking out for us. We need a leader to emerge for once that has a history of getting s*I# done and isn't out for their own personal interests. Independent and for good reason! God bless America
It is bad when your own long time doctor is afraid to treat your condition (pain) for fear of reprisal from the government, with the threat of taking their licenses. Something has to change in favor of patients being able to be taken care of by their doctor.
I too suffer from chronic lumbar pain. Pain that resulted from a motorcycle accident, an accident at which I was not at fault. I fractured the L2 and herniated L4-S1. I have been told I need vertebrae fusion. I am 34, and have no intention of such an invasive procedure at my age. I moved to Ohio at the end of 2010, and had I known how BROKE and DISGUSTING the health care system is, I would have never moved here...... In Indiana Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants treated their patients with respect and dignity when dealing with chronic pain. Here in Ohio it's a god damned joke! John Kasich can burn in hell after being ran over by a Tarc bus for all I care. As you can tell I'm feeling bad and in pain, maybe I will go find some Heroin, become an addict, then get Medicaid and then get free Methadone treatment...... What a damn joke.
don't wanna wake up in the morning today my bladder feels like a bows and razor blades cutting it. They force you to think of suicide they force you to think I'm hot because you have no other choice
I have had Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome fro 16 years. The DEA should go after the REAL drug addicts & stop hassling doctors & their patients with real chronic pain conditions!
Doctors who demean & belittle these patients because of their chronic pain should be sent for courtesy & respect training! They are so worried about losing their licenses that they have forgotten part of their oath, "physician do NO harm!!! By denying chronic pain patients their access to pain meds, they do tremendous harm both physically, mentally, & emotionally!! Maybe we should make doctors & the DEA experience the kind of pain we live with everyday, then they may not be so quick to deny us our painkillers!!! Not all chronic pain sufferers are drug addicts & yes narcotics DO work for chronic pain!!!!
At 65, I'm feeling the effects of a life of construction work. I have experienced the humiliation and fear that pain patients feel as described above. One of my biggest fears is that my doctor will stop prescribing pain meds altogether.
Sad state of affairs when the Government interferes with Doctor/Patient relationship. Go after the greedy "bad actors" if the DEA has to intercede. Not legitimate patients with real medical needs.
My wife has been descriminated against by the medical establishment for years because of her weight which is not an eating disorder. I have endured the same type of discrimination as I was denied proper medical treatment for a longstanding cognitive impairment. We lived a middle-class lifestyle; but now, middle-aged, nearly live in poverty.
DEA has everyone so paranoid... and rightly so, if you ask me. By making doctors sweat, DEA impedes upon proper treatment of patients and their pain. Very sad, indeed.
** DO AWAY WITH THE DEA **

As a productive member of society and life long Tax Payer I find the recent DEA focus on Pain Management repulsive. It is destroying lives and preventing individuals from being part of the work force and tax base.
The current action of the DEA is putting more people on permanent disability and preventing those in chronic pain from being productive members of society.

I beg those in congress to step up and address this issue!!! Put an end to the DEA involvement in pain management and reverse the terrible damage they have done and continue to do!!!

Let's all say:

** DO AWAY WITH THE DEA **
ive been with the same pain clinic for 24 years now they want to decrease my pain meds that help me get out of my recliner I cant sleep in a bed 2 cervical fusions l4l5s1 surgery and several herniated thoracic disks cant take a bath showers a struggle without my meds I may well just die . they've already took 1 med away cold turkey and reducing another one who do these *******s think they are ive never done heroin and I don't drink or smoke pot so get off my doctors*****and mine.
There's no shortage of drugs on the streets . The only people being hurt are those who are suffering from chronic acute pain. They take away from these people a somewhat liveable life to having absolutely no life at all. It's sickening and I wish all those involved in removing care for all those suffering from acute chronic pain suffer will suffer the same fate!.
I have psoriatic arthritis and fibromialgia. Plus, some degeneration of my lumbar spine. I also have a tear in my spinal column and 2 herniated discs. Along with that I have been trying for 2 years to get treated for the excruciating pain in my left hip. I am being treated like a common drug addict because I am in pain. I just need relief. I have 4 children and work in construction, and because of this I now can't go back to work.
This is such a ridiculous act that out law endorcment have been allowed to do. My doctor in Houston had his license taken away because one of his patience decided to take her pain medications as well as go to other doctors medications as well as drink a bottle(not just a small amount) the entire bottle of alcohol. She does and because of her drug seeking behavior and suicidal tendencies of which a great doctor had not once ounce of control over after leaving his office the DEA raded his office and all. Never finding anything and even commenting while there that the office looked nice and not like a pill mill!! Wow! They proceeded even after the autopsy showed she had more medication than he had prescribed and the alcohol. Months later after many depositions one day they just pulled them. He took insurance and never cash. No checks. He was ligit! Took his license. I'm a patient with lupus and I also have spinal stenosis and many blushing discs. Some are pinching nerves and I have bone spurs. My blood pressure goes up when in pain. My blood has to be checked because my lupus attacks my body and blood when in pain. Do the DEA and government care that I am at risk of being further anemic and even death due to pain? No I don't need it! Why cantni have a good quality of life? Why can't doctors have back their jobs without fear and treat the whole patient allowing the patient to tell them the real problems with their body? It's our right!!!
I have been the unjustified recipient of being treated as though I was one of the criminals that started this whole asinine crusade put on by the DEA. I am an honest person who suffers from a chronic pain disease, and since I moved here to Florida getting pain medication filled, with a prescription written by an honest and certified doctor, has been horrendous! There are only a few pharmacies that supply and fill prescriptions for "controlled substance" medications, but whether or not that pharmacy has them in stock is a crap shoot. They cannot give any information over the phone, so I am expected to keep going in, by taxi nonetheless, with my prescription hoping they will have them. The DEA is COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL and they are wreaking havoc in Florida!! THIS HAS TO STOP... NO ONE WHO IS SICK AND IN PAIN SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH KIND OF STRESS!! I HAVE HAD IT AND IT'S TIME FOR SOME CHANGES... NOW!! *Please share this message & petition with everyone you know or meet! Thank you & God Bless*
Comment the Drs. are now putting you on antidepressants
for pain. It's all in your head,well
of course it's all in your head,your
brain has receptors for you to pick up that this is painful.No matter if your suffered a severe burn or had tripped and fallen and broke your arm. Wow this is
painful!!!! My concerns are how in Gods name are these Drs. Aloud
to administer a antidepressants
when they don't even know your
psyche. There are thousands upon thousands of children that are on ADD or ADHD meds because they are just being normal kids. The schools or teachers push these parents to Drs. Offices for OMG MY CHILD
IS NOT SITTING STILL IN THE
CLASSROOM, he or she has something. wrong with them???
When all they are doing is being a kid!!!! It's not their fault classrooms are over crowded???
The primary care Dr. has NO right prescribing those pills. Your
child should be properly tested,with hours of test for the diagnoses of ADD or ADHD????
So who is going to do something
about the anti depressant over
prescribing or helping the innocence of children who are being drugged...WHEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE!!!! All man made chemicals, that they do not know the side affects too. TAKE
OFF ALL THE DRUG COMMERCIALS THAT WEHAVE TO LISTEN TO ON THE
TELEVISION..PLEASE, TAKE A PILL IF YOU MAY HAVE TO URINATE, MORE THE ONCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT..IF YOUR ANTIDEPRESSANT ISN'T WORKING FOR YOU,WELL TAKE ANOTHER ONE THAT YOU WILL GET THE
FULL EFFECT.. IF I HERE ANY
MORE E.D. FOR MEN. PLEASE
STOP THE MADNESS!!!!JUST LIKE THE SELLING OF TOBACCO YEARS AGO???GET
IT OFF T.V. YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THIS BIG MESS!!!!! But you will not let someone or any of us
that has and is suffering with pain with no choice, just because of a
the family DNA that they suffer from arthritis, I will tell you, do you think I want what my mother
suffered with? Or our VETS COME ON. THINK ABOUT WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY??
ADDICTION!!! THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THAT ARE ON PILLS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE? WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM IN THEIR UP AND COMING FUTURE????
PILLS, PILLS, THAT WILL BE THEIR NORM!!!
kevin mccarthy dr ashok m.parmar, no wonder why dr parmar hasnt been investigated dr.parmar donates $500 every now and again, tghe dr parmar needs to be investigated by the dea, no doubt becouse of his political contribuations, otherwise dr parmar should be in prision for getting people hooked on medications then takes them away leaving patients in severe withdrawls with no help
We with chronic pain are only trying to lead a normal life. We suffer day in and day out, having been cursed with this terrible disease and now cannot get the medication we need. Animals would not be left to suffer as us humans are. This is not a free country!
My mother has been on pain meds oxycodone and morphine for more than 13 years. She lives increasingly in fear every day of losing her legal medication and treated wrong by doctors who live in fear of the DEA. Month after month for years now she has been in the state of emergency trying to get her prescriptions filled. She has to drive a 2 hour round trip in an unreliable car to a pharmacy that will not fill her prescription even one day early. They also will not tell her whether they have the medicine in stock for "security reasons." So she makes the trip only to be told it's not in stock. The pharmacy will not call other pharmacies to see if they have the medicine in stock because of the same security reasons. So she drives around town from location to location rolling the dice on whether they have the oxycodone/morphine or not. At least 50% of the time none of the CVS locations have them in stock and nor do they know when they will receive the stock since it is rationed to them. She is unable to try another pharmacy such as Publix because the pharmacists will not generally fill a prescription like that unless they know the person for fear of the DEA. As a result, my mother calls me in fits of nausea and sickness from withdrawing from her medication because the DEA makes it impossible for her to fill her legal prescription. This is the land of the free? That's BS because you can get those same medicines in other countries with no prescription. You tell me which country has more freedom. If you ask me, the DEA is run by narcissists and self-righteous liars who are only trying to protect their inflow of cash and self-importance.
i wish i was dead i live in agony, its been 3 weeks sice ive slept i had been seeing a dr ashok m. parmar in bakersfield for several years due to an auto accident years ago he started me off on oxycodne and morphine, after all this time with oly minimul relief he has cut me off my medication, this dr parmar should be in prison for what he has done to me, i called majority whip kevin mccarthys office with no help, he could care a less what a joke i pray for death for death will finally take away my pain, ive lost all my faith in humanity....
People are being discriminated against because of pain, because they seek to be free from pain. This discrimination is shameful. 4th amendment rights are being infringed upon as well. The victims need to fight back.
I have RA , osteoarthritis, osteoporosis as well as degenerative disc disease. Always take my low dose Norco as prescribed. Same doctor 15 years, now I feel like I'm being treated like a drug addict. Drs assistant claims I will not receive any more rx.
There are 2 sides of this. First is the person who seeks care and compassion. Is not the government forcing physicians to act against the oath they take? I can understand their fear. With that why do they not fight back themselves against this injustice? Then there is the patient. In MOST cases they arrive with a legitimate reason with pain as the factor for their appointment. No one WANTS to have pain or live with it. Those seeking to find the cause and relief from the pain have that right as given to us as human beings and citizens. If procedure after procedure has failed even after surgical intervention then with the option of narcotic based medicine an option which in most cases does impact the pain to a level of continuing their life as being productive does this have to be taken away from us? Who gave the government the RIGHT by law to say NO to our God given decisions of our own body? This needs attention and needs it NOW. There is something very suspicious about this dilemma. If any of this has come about from the top from personal experiences or tragedies or even from lobbying that started in such a manner then that is unfair. Most of us are good people wanting to work with a physician for this relief of unrelenting pain. I never want to say, Walk a mile in our shoes, since most of us would not want that even for those behind these laws that create more pain and havoc in our life's.

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