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

Quality of Life. Victims of chronic pain are targeted unfairly, labeled as addicts and Doctors who are afraid to treat pain patients often do more harm than good.

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.

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Public Comments (15,301)
Apr 17th, 2018
Someone from Prairieville, LA writes:
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A civilized society is judged by the treatment of their most vulnerable ie: the chronically ill & now cancer pts & hospitals are impacted by distribution cuts & cdc guidelines (complements of PROP legislation)Reports are now being heard from across the country. How about sharing some of the sympathy & compassion HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY for Americas chronically ill: BUT instead we wage war on behalf of other countries in the name of COMPASSION!!! WAKE up America- “we could be YOU, someday!” We are in the millions & will be heard at voting time! Stop the torture NOW!!
Apr 15th, 2018
DENNIS l. from Owensboro, KY writes:
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REAL CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT BEING TORTURED,BY MEDICAL PERSONAL ,PATIENT IN VERY GREAT PAIN.THEIR'S A TRUTH COMING AND THE CDC REPORT IS A LIE,PATIENT WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN TREATED WITH EVERY TREATMENT ARE NOT GETTING THE RX OPIOID MEDICINE THEY NEED TO LIVE,INSIDE PERSON ABOUT TO GO TO NEWS SAID WE PAIN PATIENT'S HAVE BEEN TORTURED,MURDERED THIS IS A CRIME AND NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED,I BELIEVE IT WILL BE FOR WHEN THE OVER 200,OOO,OOO REAL CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT HEAR THIS ITS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD ALREADY GET READY TO MARCH ON WASHINGTON THE MOVEMENT IS CALLED,STOP THE PAIN NAZI'S FROM TORTURING,MURDERING REAL CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT'S WHO HAVE STOPPED THE ONLY MEDICATION THAT WORKED,RX PAIN MEDICATION,WHEN YOU TREAT A PERSON WHO'S BEEN VERY GREAT PAIN FOR YEARS LIKE A DRUG ADDICT,WHY FOR LIE'S,MONEYIN WHAT NON- OPIOID TREATMENTS,THAT DO NOTHING FOR THIS KIND OF GREAT PAIN,YOU HAVE TORTURED ,MURDERED THEM,YOUR GOING TO ANSWER TO GOD,AND WHEN AMERICA HEAR'S THE TRUTH YOUR GOING TO ANSWER TO AMERICA,TORTURING,MURDERING,AMERICA'S IS NOT MAKING AMERICA GREAT.
Apr 11th, 2018
Anna S. from Star City, AR signed.
Apr 5th, 2018
Stanley S. from Woodland Hills, CA writes:
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SO LET US SUFFER IN PAIN AND DIE..........THE WAY I SEE IT. TY.....STAN
Apr 3rd, 2018
Someone from Winona, MN writes:
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My Dr ignored neglected and then sent certified letttwill no longer see me immediately after prescribing benzodiazepines to me. I have been suffering from the BENZODIAZEPINES ever since. All Drs since will not prescribe medications. Denying pain patients is HORRIBLE!! You are CAUSING the opioid epidemic to get worse!!
Mar 27th, 2018
Someone from Vanceboro, NC writes:
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This situation is only creating a chain reaction that will end up costing the Government millions more dollars. Patient in chronic pain has to stop working and get on disability. Patients get sick from withdrawals and land in emergency room usually with no insurance. Pain patient gets desperate and breaks into pharmacies or robs and steals to get the money to buy street drugs. The drug dealers are the happiest of all. Business is booming for them. Patients in pain are committing suicide adding to the death rate . There are going to be more shootings robberies and killings than ever. Now Please tell me what problems are being solved by these new laws? None and things will only get worse. Somebody better reverse these laws before it's too late for some of us who are afraid to walk in a store for fear of being robbed or killed.
Mar 25th, 2018
Someone from Eaton, OH writes:
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Hello my name is Stephanie. I'm 2 months off my pain medicine that I've been on since 2005. I have spinal stinosis, degenerative bone disease, anklizing spondylosis and a broken trimalor (left leg broken with fixtures) no medical treatment until they amputate, just to get started. I have been trying to take alternative medicine from the doctor gabapentin (makes me lethargic) mobic ( Jack's my guts and doesn't work) and as always a muscle relaxer which I take as needed. To live in this kind of pain again makes me go backwards to when this all began and I wanted to kill myself. I can't believe that knowing all this information about me that a doctor would inflict this kind of torture on me again. My doctor is afraid he will be sued just for treating me with the same medicine he's had me on for years. It makes no sense to me that here in Ohio our gov John Kasich is pushing pot onto our streets after we voted against it, but I can't have the medicine that I need. This is a war on all sick people in our country and for the doctors to go along...puts a new meaning on the phrase "do no harm"
Mar 19th, 2018
Angela S. from Dearborn, MI writes:
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Please. Do something to help those of us who have to live with chronic pain, which often is debilatating. I have lived in pain since high school. I am about to turn 52...count those years and imagine pain so bad it makes you vomit for days, until you go to e.r. because you have puked up everything in you system including bile. I have tried every treatment out there including holistic options. Oxicodine does nothing for my pain. The only treatment that works is morphine through an I.v. after having been created like a drug addict by Drs in e.r. is very demeaning, I had my Dr. Write a letter (rx) on how to treat and they still refuse. What are we to do??? I understand you want to stop people from overdosing but it should not come at the expense of those who need this medication. Our lives are ruined due to constant pain. I have lost jobs or not been hired due to pain. I have lost close bonds with friends and family and its heartbreaking. I don't live life...I exist from day to day hoping the pain doesn't make me throw up, hoping I can make it to a family gathering. Please don't ignore this whole other side of the coin. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Mar 19th, 2018
Angela S. from Dearborn, MI writes:
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Please. Do something to help those of us who have to live with chronic pain, which often is debilatating. I have lived in pain since high school. I am about to turn 52...count those years and imagine pain so bad it makes you vomit for days, until you go to e.r. because you have puked up everything in you system including bile. I have tried every treatment out there including holistic options. Oxicodine does nothing for my pain. The only treatment that works is morphine through an I.v. after having been created like a drug addict by Drs in e.r. is very demeaning, I had my Dr. Write a letter (rx) on how to treat and they still refuse. What are we to do??? I understand you want to stop people from overdosing but it should not come at the expense of those who need this medication. Our lives are ruined due to constant pain. I have lost jobs or not been hired due to pain. I have lost close bonds with friends and family and its heartbreaking. I don't live life...I exist from day to day hoping the pain doesn't make me throw up, hoping I can make it to a family gathering. Please don't ignore this whole other side of the coin. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Mar 19th, 2018
Angela S. from Dearborn, MI writes:
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Please. Do something to help those of us who have to live with chronic pain, which often is debilatating. I have lived in pain since high school. I am about to turn 52...count those years and imagine pain so bad it makes you vomit for days, until you go to e.r. because you have puked up everything in you system including bile. I have tried every treatment out there including holistic options. Oxicodine does nothing for my pain. The only treatment that works is morphine through an I.v. after having been created like a drug addict by Drs in e.r. is very demeaning, I had my Dr. Write a letter (rx) on how to treat and they still refuse. What are we to do??? I understand you want to stop people from overdosing but it should not come at the expense of those who need this medication. Our lives are ruined due to constant pain. I have lost jobs or not been hired due to pain. I have lost close bonds with friends and family and its heartbreaking. I don't live life...I exist from day to day hoping the pain doesn't make me throw up, hoping I can make it to a family gathering. Please don't ignore this whole other side of the coin. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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