Petition2Congress logo

Share:

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

Messages Sent So Far
There are many Doctors who label their patients unfairly, demean these patients and degrade them because they are victims of chronic life long pain.
This is archaic medicine and does more harm than one can imagine. Physicans are afraid to treat patients who are victims of pain. The DEA targets them and instills fear in how they choose to treat their patients and what they prescribe. More and more, Doctors are refusing to treat their patients who have chronic pain. Patients are far too often considered "Malingering" or "Doctor Shopping".

Doctors far too often refuse to even communicate with these sufferers and label them as a LTDU ( Long Term Drug User) This is unfair, harmful medicine, and and causes llife long damage, both physically and mentally. It has effects on family, friends, co-workers and often causes the sufferer to withdraw from society. Through no fault of the patient, they withdraw from daily activities with their spouses, family and friends.

Much like the Abortion issue, you force these victims of pain into back door alleyways, store front pain clinics and worse. They receive no counseling on how to take their medication and often don't know what they are taking. Like in the past, by treating victims of pain this way, you force them into seeking help and relief outside of the Law. It is one issue to target illegal clinics but another issue entirely to target Physicians who should be allowed and should be treating their patients who have pain. Instead, Physicians are forced, out of fear of prescribing pain medication, to send their patients off to some "Unknown" pain clinic where they suffer yet more humiliating labels and discrimination. Pharmacists often feel the need to "interfere" and embarass the patient when they pick up their medications. They are treated like second or third class human beings.

Why is it that Doctors are no longer treating the 'Whole Patient?" Not addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain? There are many instances when there is NO clear cause for pain but that is not to say it doesn't exist. Pain receptors malfunction. Injuries can cause pain years later.
Elderly patients who suffer every remaining day of their lives are told by their Doctors' that "They are concerned about a possible addiction". What happened to the quality of their life? Their right to live their life to live without debilitating pain? Their only option may be to consider suicide?
The damage caused is a horror. Elderly commit suicide rather than live with this pain.
Physicians are taught (since the very beginning of medical school) that any patient requesting pain medication is to be Scrutinized" and to be "Wary" of them especially if they tell you they can't take anti-inflammatory drugs, that is a sure "SIGN" of addiction.
I was told this by my own Doctor. "What to watch out for when a patient requests help with their pain." They actually have a class for new Doctors on how NOT to treat patients.

Post Public Comments

14,765 Public Comments So Far

View More Comments:
5 hours ago
??cheap under armour shoes australlia ?. writes:
Quotation mark icon
"I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!"
6 hours ago
wholesale replica oakleys w. writes:
Quotation mark icon
"Hi. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I?ve been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up a ton of good information as well as enjoyed the way you?ve structured your site. I am attempting to run my own blog but I think its too general and I want to focus more on smaller topics. Being all things to all people is not all that its cracked up to be."
6 hours ago
Joe from Whitman, MA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Why is DEA targeting doctors? They intercept 4% of the illegal drugs coming into this country in spite of a budget that should be making deficit hawks choke to death. They are trying to reduce demand but they are insinuating themselves into the doctor/ patient relationship. Why? What right do they have to arbitrarily decide to just screw people in pain and decide what course of treatment doctors should take? And why aren't the oversight committees doing a better job?
1 day ago
Someone from Hamden, CT writes:
Quotation mark icon
I live in severe chronic pain. These politicians, DEA, and even pain doctors themselves today claim pain isn't real, that it's all in our heads...umm excuse me but f*ck all of you, sorry for harsh language but in some cases it's deserved and this is one of those cases. All these doctors, the DEA, Congress, etc. they all think its in "our heads" that is until , if they ever, end up in chronic pain themselves. Its only real when it happens to them, when it happens to us its "in our heads". I think about suicide everyday because the pain is so bad, its real pain whether its in my brain or not I can still feel it everyday you idiots, and I can't sleep its so bad.
just now
John R. from Spotswood, NJ signed.
1 day ago
John R. from Spotswood, NJ writes:
Quotation mark icon
Being my doctor is network he refused to except my insurance. After 7 year's being on my meds I had to go cold turkey. I was a hit and run victim at 17. I'm permanent disabled and didn't start taking the meds until my late 40's. I'm 53 and suffering greatly. I've been through all the shots, electrodes, nerve blocks that don't work and I suffer more just to please doctor's. I had no withdrawal symptoms at all. But finding a honest doctor that except's medicare is hard. They all want cash. I don't smoke or drink. Now I'm stuck on the couch or chair. The meds I was on worked. I was able to function enough not to be house bound
1 day ago
Someone from Marysville, WA signed.
1 day ago
Someone from Marysville, WA signed.
1 day ago
Someone from Napa, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
I fear my Doctor. The pain Meds got my life on track I was able to go to work everyday life is so much better . I can support my family and now I life in fear and hear horror stories , I personaly know a guy who hung himself another lost his job and homeless. DEA should stay from Doctors they should let Doctors do their job and not work in fear.
just now
nike air max fashion men n. writes:
Quotation mark icon
Saturday counted as Harvin's first action since Week 11. nike air max fashion men http://ritualexpressions.com/re/rituals.php?tag=nike-air-max-fashion-men