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

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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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Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 22nd, 2019
Someone from Meridian, MS writes:
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I’ve served 26 years in the military and I’m a Veteran that has deployed many times in service to this country leaving my wife at home alone to raise our kids. Huge sacrifice. I’ve been a firefighter/EMT on the civilian side for 24 years serving others in their time of need. My entire life has been spent serving and caring for others. In 2008 I was in a motor vehicle accident that left me with an Acetabular fracture, femur fracture, lacerated liver, pneumothorax, 4 broke ribs, severe concussion and crushed pelvis. All injuries were on the right side of my body. Acetabular fractures results through 90% of studies lead to long term chronic pain and early death due to severity of injury. I have been treated with opiate pain medicine since the accident which enabled me to work, pay for private insurance, pay taxes and care for disabled wife. I’ve never abused my medicine that enables me to live a quality life and care for my wife. We live off my income and don’t depend on the government for disability. Unfortunately since 2016 my doctors have drastically reduced my medicine from an amount that once treated pain to an amount that has resulted in drastically under treated pain. My daily life now is horrible and I struggle to cope daily with pain. I’m now faced with having to file disability for me and my wife and depend on government medical care to pay for medical care unless these cuts to pain medicines are addressed immediately. Hope the government can find compassion for America’s most vulnerable Americans that are legitimately suffering daily. Some to the point of taking their own lives. We are not addicts. We are humans suffering with pain. Please have compassion for us and make necessary changes and punish for UNDER TREATING PAIN.
Apr 13th, 2019
Someone from Dayton, OH writes:
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I'm a disabled electrician due to spine problems. I loved life and my job. I did it for 20+yrs. I was very outgoing and I couldn't wait to wake up and start the day because I truly enjoyed every aspect of life. Fast forward to 2019 and chronic pain has stolen everything from me. I'm a shell of a man. I am withdrawn and depression has become my best and only friend. I am totally upside down in every aspect of life. I don't eat, sleep or anything else a normal person should do. I seldom leave the house and I dread having to deal with people. I have no friends and I never smile. I can't count the sleepless nights and time I have spent crying and thinking of suicide. They say we are drug seekers and I say you are damn right!!!!! You don't go to the grocery and look for spoiled food do you? Of course not, you buy the best wether it's a house, car ext. I seek the drugs because they WORK!!!!!! I'm not trying to get high I'm trying to get my life back and trying to avoid eating a bullet but apparently it's about my only option. I have even questioned my faith and trust me I have been through a lot in my life and even losing my mom at 17 didn't change my view of God but unfortunately the endless torture of chronic pain has. Nobody wants to help and nobody has an answer. I don't care about the label or anything else for that matter as long as you are going to actually give me something that works. If Motrin worked I wouldn't be in your office right now doc!!! You must be joking, you have my MRI results and all the other documents so why are you pushing physical therapy, Motrin, injections and a bunch of other crap that we both know is a flat waste of time. The doctor has the power to give me a simple little pill that is very cheap and very effective but I can't have it. Cars and alcohol are misused and people die all the time but that doesn't mean that we make everyone start using horses again and take away cars!!!! Again I say this, you say I'm seeking drugs well it's because they WORK so it's common sense and I'm not a criminal because of it. Even if people really are doctor shopping, you are just trying to find what works. You don't shop for cars that don't run, you try to find the best. If you get sick you don't go to the doctor and ask for blood pressure medicine, you need antibiotics!!!! If that doctor only wanted to give you blood pressure medicine you would obviously go to another doctor because you need what works!!!! My heart goes out to everyone dealing with chronic pain, you're all in my prayers. God bless you
Apr 3rd, 2019
Someone from Michigan City, IN writes:
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Pain is crippling. And we try to live. Look at the addicts not those who are trying to live
Apr 2nd, 2019
Someone from Coker, AL writes:
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I am a patient who cannot take NSAIDS due to kidney disease. My kidneys function ok until I take an NSAID, then it goes down the drain fast. I also have hospital documentation of this. I am also a Tyoe 1 Diabetic, so maybe that has a bearing on it.
Apr 2nd, 2019
Someone from Coker, AL writes:
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I am a patient who cannot take NSAIDS due to kidney disease. My kidneys function ok until I take an NSAID, then it goes down the drain fast. I also have hospital documentation of this. I am also a Tyoe 1 Diabetic, so maybe that has a bearing on it.
Apr 2nd, 2019
Someone from Coker, AL writes:
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I am a patient who cannot take NSAIDS due to kidney disease. My kidneys function ok until I take an NSAID, then it goes down the drain fast. I also have hospital documentation of this. I am also a Tyoe 1 Diabetic, so maybe that has a bearing on it.
Apr 2nd, 2019
Someone from Coker, AL writes:
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I am a patient who cannot take NSAIDS due to kidney disease. My kidneys function ok until I take an NSAID, then it goes down the drain fast. I also have hospital documentation of this. I am also a Tyoe 1 Diabetic, so maybe that has a bearing on it.
Mar 31st, 2019
Someone from Utica, MI signed.
Mar 31st, 2019
Maria H. from Vaughn, WA writes:
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Patients who suffer from rare incurable painful diseases and medical conditions did not choose to become riddled with diseases and to suffer intractable chronic pain. We do our best to maintain our quality of life, to be participants in our community, to care for our families. We depend on our physicians to treat us and now the government has removed the sanctity of the doctor patient relationship. How are doctors supposed to treat us when the State medical board, the DEA and others quantify the war on drugs by imposing guidelines that DO HARM! We have written our representatives, our legislators our governor our senators and are ignored. We received “canned” responses on “were fighting the opioid crisis, thanks for your interest” We deserve quality of life, a life where we aren’t forced to become bedridden from lack of appropriate pain treatment. Most often prior to being placed on opioids we have tried every treatment modality available to us, we’ve been on long term pain medication for years without adverse events and have signed pain contracts, submitted to US’s , we’ve been treated like addicts when we’re sick and diseased. We need protection and exemptions for chronic intractable pain patients and the physicians who treat us.
Mar 31st, 2019
Someone from Plum Branch, SC writes:
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This abuse of intrackable pain patients has got to be stopped,exposed to mass media,abuse of the elderly,abuse of veterans who fought for our freedom,we are the ones who have paid all the taxes to pay your salaries and keep this country running,we should be treated like top priority like all societies always have take care of your elderly,veterans,disabled and down trodden,not hate,tourture,persucation this mentality has to be switched back to right not wrong,this affects all American in this country,we are all in this situation at some time in all of our lives,wake up and protect your brothers+sisters stand up to the terrible wrong. And make it right we are Americans not communist or natzis if you want to keep your freedom you have to resist and fight for what is right for a free pain care for Americans period!?
Mar 30th, 2019
Sheryl H. from Elma, WA writes:
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Forcibly tapered off my pain medicine after 24 years Took opioids with no side effects or increases in dosage for the last 9 years. Opioids work! They push back the pain enough so that we can function. Now we are forced into our, beds in hideous pain and can barely function. Doesn't the gov't realize besides torturing the elderly & disabled, it will cost them more in Medicare & Medicaid to take care of these people who would've been able to take care of themselves if they had their opioid meds? People are committing suicide because of no pain relief & no quality of life. Feels like genocide! The gov't has stolen the rest of our lives! We are not the addicts! Call off the DEA who are terrifying our doctors so that most of them are afraid to prescribe for us. This whole thing is based on wrong & unscientific info from the CDC, PROP (who are an extreme group of fanatics against opioids) & Andrew Kolodny who has a large financial interest in addiction clinics & suboxone. The CDC should not be the ones setting guidelines. Please help educate your fellow senators & legislators & reverse this miscarriage of justice before we all die of heart attacks & strokes from the pain or commit suicide because our lives are unbearable.
Mar 30th, 2019
Sheryl H. from Elma, WA writes:
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Forcibly tapered off my pain medicine after 24 years Took opioids with no side effects or increases in dosage for the last 9 years. Opioids work! They push back the pain enough so that we can function. Now we are forced into our, beds in hideous pain and can barely function. Doesn't the gov't realize besides torturing the elderly & disabled, it will cost them more in Medicare & Medicaid to take care of these people who would've been able to take care of themselves if they had their opioid meds? People are committing suicide because of no pain relief & no quality of life. Feels like genocide! The gov't has stolen the rest of our lives! We are not the addicts! Call off the DEA who are terrifying our doctors so that most of them are afraid to prescribe for us. This whole thing is based on wrong & unscientific info from the CDC, PROP (who are an extreme group of fanatics against opioids) & Andrew Kolodny who has a large financial interest in addiction clinics & suboxone. The CDC should not be the ones setting guidelines. Please help educate your fellow senators & legislators & reverse this miscarriage of justice before we all die of heart attacks & strokes from the pain or commit suicide because our lives are unbearable.
Mar 30th, 2019
Sheryl H. from Elma, WA writes:
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Forcibly tapered off my pain medicine after 24 years Took opioids with no side effects or increases in dosage for the last 9 years. Opioids work! They push back the pain enough so that we can function. Now we are forced into our, beds in hideous pain and can barely function. Doesn't the gov't realize besides torturing the elderly & disabled, it will cost them more in Medicare & Medicaid to take care of these people who would've been able to take care of themselves if they had their opioid meds? People are committing suicide because of no pain relief & no quality of life. Feels like genocide! The gov't has stolen the rest of our lives! We are not the addicts! Call off the DEA who are terrifying our doctors so that most of them are afraid to prescribe for us. This whole thing is based on wrong & unscientific info from the CDC, PROP (who are an extreme group of fanatics against opioids) & Andrew Kolodny who has a large financial interest in addiction clinics & suboxone. The CDC should not be the ones setting guidelines. Please help educate your fellow senators & legislators & reverse this miscarriage of justice before we all die of heart attacks & strokes from the pain or commit suicide because our lives are unbearable.
Mar 30th, 2019
Sheryl H. from Elma, WA writes:
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Forcibly tapered off my pain medicine after 24 years Took opioids with no side effects or increases in dosage for the last 9 years. Opioids work! They push back the pain enough so that we can function. Now we are forced into our, beds in hideous pain and can barely function. Doesn't the gov't realize besides torturing the elderly & disabled, it will cost them more in Medicare & Medicaid to take care of these people who would've been able to take care of themselves if they had their opioid meds? People are committing suicide because of no pain relief & no quality of life. Feels like genocide! The gov't has stolen the rest of our lives! We are not the addicts! Call off the DEA who are terrifying our doctors so that most of them are afraid to prescribe for us. This whole thing is based on wrong & unscientific info from the CDC, PROP (who are an extreme group of fanatics against opioids) & Andrew Kolodny who has a large financial interest in addiction clinics & suboxone. The CDC should not be the ones setting guidelines. Please help educate your fellow senators & legislators & reverse this miscarriage of justice before we all die of heart attacks & strokes from the pain or commit suicide because our lives are unbearable.
Mar 29th, 2019
Robyn Z. from East Bridgewater, MA writes:
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The war on the opiate stuff isnt coming from pharmacies its fetanyl sonstop seriously stop forcing people to off them selves or have a shitty torture life. This has tonstop and a 3 strike law should be implimented. Junkies are scum they never change either. Waste of taxpayers money when people who didnt do what they did which by the way was and is a choice. Cut the disease bs. Its a cop out.
Mar 29th, 2019
Robyn Z. from East Bridgewater, MA writes:
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The war on the opiate stuff isnt coming from pharmacies its fetanyl sonstop seriously stop forcing people to off them selves or have a shitty torture life. This has tonstop and a 3 strike law should be implimented. Junkies are scum they never change either. Waste of taxpayers money when people who didnt do what they did which by the way was and is a choice. Cut the disease bs. Its a cop out.
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Someone from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
Quotation mark icon
It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
Quotation mark icon
It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!
Mar 27th, 2019
Ilse B. from Sammamish, WA writes:
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It is absolutely unconscionable that in this day and age we fail to appropriately treat pain. We must, if we are to be a civilized society, return to treating pain patients with kindness and allow them to live as full a life as is possible in their condition. We must stop targeting the doctors who prescribe relief for these poor souls!!! Every single suicide of pain patients is blood on the hands of the FDA and the CDC!!!!

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