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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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Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Nancy S. from Orchard Park, NY writes:
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Have been in pain from work related accidents as a registered nurse. Took 20 yrs to get adequate pain relief but now pain management wants to decrease my meds. So depressing and scary. Don't want to live in pain anymore.
Jun 11th, 2018
Someone from Hemet, CA writes:
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RHE DEA IS ITHE LEAST COST EFFECTIVE BEAUREAU. TOO MANY TAKE DRUGS AND MONEY FRO PERSONAL PRIFIT. THE PILL MILLS HAVE BEEN GONE FOR TEARS AS ARE 99% OF THE VAD DRS. HIGH DOSE OPIOID THEREPY WORKS. YOU ARE COPS NOT DRS. STOP BEING PUSSIES AND GO AFTER GANGS AND CARTELLS. I HOPE YOUR FAMILIES ARE IN SEVERE PAIN AND YIU RUN OUT OF YOUR STOLEN STASH. I IHOPE YOU ALL GET SHOT IN THE SPINE AND HAVE TO TAKE TWO BUFFERIN
Jun 10th, 2018
Sarah J. from Priest River, ID writes:
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I see a doctor in Washington State. My doctor knows I was already at too low of a dose to properly treat my pain. Yet, here comes another reduction. And another one is planned for next year, I am told. So those of you signing this petition, be aware that I was told next year MME is planned to drop yet again, to 50MME. At least in Washington State. I can't find a doctor in my own state that will take me, so I guess unless something happens, I'll be cut down again next year. If I'm still around that is. A person can only take so much.
Jun 10th, 2018
James H. from Seattle, WA writes:
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My Doctors Have Told ME That "The DEA Or The WA. State Medical Quality Assurance Commission Will Take Their Licenses If They Do Comply With The New Guidelines. That Is Blackmail!!! The New Guidelines Are Not To Apply To All Patients Who Are Grandfathered IN According TO THE NEW LAW. IF YOU WERE ON OPIOIDS FOR 6MONTHS OR LONGER...BEFORE THE NEW LAW WAS ON THE BOOKS!!!
Jun 10th, 2018
John B. from Hope, AR signed.
Jun 9th, 2018
Someone from Huntsville, AL writes:
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I am investigating a class action lawsuit to just get our rights back to have our pain managed again. A lot of trouble to go through for something so simple. We don't seek any money for our effort from the government. If you want to help us, join the War On Pain (Official) group and volunteer in any way you can to lead meaningful change and help us create the largest civil rights crime since the 1960's. We can find a way to protect our young people from illegal street opiates like heroin and illegally made Chinese Fentanyl that has been found added to boost heroin's effect by the Drug Enforcement Agency. And at the same time protecting the rights of your loved ones or yourself to receive narcotic pain medicine when you are rushed to the ER from a severe car accident, or when your parent in a nursing home falls and breaks their hips and needs some pain medicine to go through physical therapy, or when you have cancer and it invades a tissue that causes severe pain, or when you like me have spinal cord damage and unrelenting intractable severe arm and neck pain and many other ways you can have chronic pain. Our government is not getting the full story and is too focused on the addiction side, and is forgetting about all these real needs of pain relief that give people with severe accidents and severe health issues some relief without resorting to suicide or emigration out of the land of the free and home of the brave. Join the fight for your freedom!
Jun 9th, 2018
Leticia G. from Bryan, OH writes:
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My husband has adhesive arachnids,degenerative disc disease ,chronic kidney disease and more.He had been on same dose for 8yrs no increases. Pain mess were a last resort for him so he could continue working to support our family despite suffering intractable pain.His doctor of 18yrs has exhausted all appeals with insurance company. Our government is allowing insurance companies to play doctors because they are quoting the false inflated numbers by cdc. Its hard enough to find a doctor that knows anything about this rare disease and now we are forced to trust and insurance company to know more than a doctor?Not only insurance companies but not we have to get through pharmacist, and now our own states!How can this be legal that all these entities have the right to tell my doctor what's medically necessary for his rare disease. We had to hire a disability attorney. This was a stable high functioning patient with a rare debilitating incurable disease. He is being forced on to disability before his disease took him out.If addicts are allowed life time meds to promote stability and function then why can't my husband be allowed the same treatment. Both meds have potental for addiction and diversion. My husband has never had addictive behavior.He has had same job for 17yrs.We have been married since 1993 and have kids and grandkids. He supports 2 families.
Jun 9th, 2018
Steven H. from Wichita, KS writes:
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It is shameful that the United States has allowed the DOJ/DEA to Target and Prosecute Healthcare Providers who care for the voters who have elected Congress to office.
Jun 9th, 2018
Michael M. from Bartlesville, OK writes:
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I have severe osteoarthritis and all my vertebrae are crushed with over 100 bone spurs poking into my spinal cord. I’ve been told by roughly 20 Drs that there is no treatment or cure & that my pain will only increase until my condition kills me. No shots or electrical stimulation can relieve any of the pain. My Drs told me when I was diagnosed that I would require pain medication in increasing amounts until I die. Why now are they being forced to reduce my medication and keep me bedridden and screaming in pain? This isn’t right. I should be allowed some dignity in the time I have left.
Jun 9th, 2018
Someone from Hemet, CA writes:
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DEAR DEA. 99.9 % OF PILL MILLS ARE GONE AS ARE THE EVIL DRS. NO YOUR JUST HURTING GIOD PEOPLE. PRESIDENT TRUMP, JEFF SESSIONS IS SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOREVER PAIN AND DRUG ADDICTION ITS AN EMBARASSMENT ON YOU. OPIOIDS AT DRS SUGGESTED DOSE HIGH OR LOW WORK AND OFFER A QUALITY OF LIFE. PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO HOSPITAL AND HAVE SURGERY AND BECOME A DRUG ADDICT . THIS HAS BEEN PROOVEN. .05 % OF ADDICTS BEGAN WITH PRESCRIPTIONS. THOSE PRESCRIPTIONS WERE NOT EVEN THIERS THEY WERE STILEN OR BOUGHT OFF THE STREET. SHOULD 100 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER IN FOREVER PAIN ESPECIALLY VETS BECAUSE IDIOTS PUT NEEDLES IN THIER ARMS. ADDICTION IS A DESEASE OF THE MIND JUST LIKE YOUR BROTHER THE ALCOHOLIC. PAIN IS PHYSICAL JUAT IMAGINE A LARGE KIDNEY STONE THAT CAN NOT BE REMOVED, YOU HAVE THAT PAIN FOREVER. HOWEVER A HIGH DOSE OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTION WOES NOT EFFECT YOUR MIND OR GIVE YOU ANY HIGH. IT ONLY TAKES THAT BRUTAL PAIN AWAY. THIS DOES NOT MAKE U AN ADDICT. IT GIVE YOU THE ABILITY TO MAKE LOVE TO YOUR WIFE AND WALK, AND HAVE A QUALITY OF LIFE
Jun 9th, 2018
Kenneth A. from Burlington, VT writes:
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I have peripheral neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis and suffer daily from chronic pain. All the doctors give me is gabapentin which does nothing for the pain. It seems pretty ignorant on the part of Jeff Sessions and the DEA that they are trying to pass a bill that will take away pain meds from people that need them on a daily basis. I wish they and trump would get what we have and see how they survive
Jun 9th, 2018
Jeffrey E. from Huntsville, AL writes:
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Help us Please!Up until my disability in 2015, I led an organization of hundreds of professionals working for a major defense contractor However, since I was 19 years old, I have suffered ankylosing spondylitis. I had my left hip replaced in 1998. In 2008, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and told I had 4 compression fractures and some degree of scoliosis, which grew to 5 fractures and a loss of 2 inches of height by 2013. Also in 2013, I was diagnosed with a form of spinal cord damage/injury called cervical spondylotic myelopathy & radiculopathy, resulting in a large bruise in the center of the cord and permanent deformation of the cord, despite a 6 hour neurosurgery in 2014. Also, despite surgery, the nerve roots of the radial and medial nerve are still moderate to severely compressed. Every day I have some form of excruciating arm and neck pain. Some days feels like I have my thumb stuck in a light socket and I feel the same shock at the same time in my neck near my jaw, where it seems to radiate down my arm into my thumbs. Other days I have the sensation of someone holding a burning flame to my fingers or joints of either hand. However, mostly I feel the stabbing at my wrists and throbbing in the deltiod muscles, which often result in large muscular knots caused by the damaged neurons in my spinal cord. My neck and in fact entire spine is are nearly 100% fused by either arthritis as a result of inflammation over decades since my late teens and surgical fusion in 2014. My neck fused in a forward, tilted right position, that causes torque from a moment arm. My altered physiology crushes the occipital nerve creates one of the worst headaches you can imagine that lasts for hours to days. Beyond the damage to my spinal cord and nerve roots that are permanent, incurable, and marginally treatable with a dozen prescriptions, as well as the severe headaches, I also have spasms in my lumbar spine from a combination of scoliosis and a some instability that means the lumbar spine muscles begin to cramp and also form knots that my wonderful physical therapists can feel with her hands and work on with a combination of electrical shocks and ultrasound, but unfortunately these knots come back the very next day, in an endless cycle. Also, like my hip, all the joints of my lower body are worn out, including both hips, both knees, the big toe of both feet, resulting in bone spurs and damaged or destroyed cartilage resulting in the grinding bone on bone in all those joints. Now, I have a bone spur growing off my right thumb at the final joint before the fingernail. My rheumatologist recently diagnosed these combination of multiple joint damage as “generalized osteoarthritis”. I also have asthma, recurrent bronchitis and pneumonia, along with GERD/acid reflux, gastritis, and esophagitis from NSAID use and other serious health conditions. In an vain attempt to stop opiate overdoses that have led to deaths young people, victims like myself with severe are losing access to our last lines of defense, the last medication available to help us lead as normal a life as is possible given our severe pain and serious health conditions is being threatened and stripped away from us a vain attempt to rein in the overdose deaths now being driven by illegal imported Fenanyl and Heroin. In my 17 years of reliance on strong pain medications, I have taken approximately 20,000 doses without a single incident, 0 lost prescription refills, 0 early refills, 0 problems with annual drug screening, 0 ER visits for pain, and a “blind” psychological test in 2018 determined I am 0 % risk of opiate abuse. Yet now my final resort, my last line of defense against otherwise debilitating is being stripped away from me, the only means to avoid becoming an invalid, totally dependent on my family for every aspect of life. Despite a stellar record of both work and civic duty as Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Chaplain, I am facing the likely odds of being tortured until my death, because other people abused illegal street opiates. Without your intervention, I am destined to lose by August. The DEA is trying to implement a CDC “guideline” as a de-facto regulation, despite the fact that the ever tightening grip of government is only driving the death rates HIGHER while prescription opiates peaked in 2011 and have declined since. Please preserve our freedom from such oppression and torture at the hands of government bureaucrats who seem more concerned with illegal opiate use for recreational purpose, than preserving the rights of the disabled, senior citizens, and other unfortunate victims of chronic pain. The most helpless members of society, those who did absolutely nothing wrong to deserve these human rights violations as citizens of the United States of America. Stop driving our veterans who incurred severe battlefield injuries, yet are being tossed out by VA hospitals and commit suicide rather than face chronic pain with no hope of relief. Help us!
Jun 9th, 2018
Jeffrey E. from Huntsville, AL writes:
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Help us Please!
Jun 8th, 2018
Wayne C. from Muldraugh, KY writes:
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Every word of this is true. We are suffering and doctors are now afraid of giving chronic intractable pain patients anything. Both myself and my wife have heart problems and have been told by our cardiologist absolutely do not take NSAIDS. When we go to others drs for something acute and we say we cant take NSAIDS we get that "look" and immediately are treated differently. About a month ago I had to go to the ER because I was having chest pain. When the Dr and I were going over my history and what meds I was on I told him I couldnt take NSAIDS . After the conversation his demeanor and attitude changed towards me. He did no testing looked at me said its just muscular pain. With my history we knew better. I signed myself out AMA and went to another hospital where I was admitted and had a cardic cath done resulting in my having a stent placed. Drs who dont take us seriously and judge us will will one day kill someone if they havent already. I am a person with pain. Chronic intractable pain. I am not an addict. Being judged as one has to stop.
Jun 5th, 2018
andrew w. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Im a post op surgery patient. My dr refuses to prescribe me pain killers. He gave me 3 days at first but nothing now. I spoke to him and he said he doesnt want to lose his license. I had to see him last week and he cut me open and sent me home with no pain killers again. Im suffering and feel depressed. It hurts my feelings to be treated like this. I have a good medical history that proves im not abuser. I have been drinking hard alcohol non stop to make it bearable to sit down. I feel like giving up..
May 30th, 2018
Someone from Malabar, FL writes:
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I am a 59 year old chronic pain sufferer. I have rheumatoid arthritis , degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia and last year I had stage 3a breast cancer and now have added pain and scar tissue from that surgery. I only started pain management after exhausting every avenue to get out of pain. NSAIDS gave me a duodenal ulcer and they are dangerous and deadly causing strokes and heart attacks! Chiropractic made my condition worse and brought me to my knees when my adjustments were impinging on bone spurs and nerves causing me more pain. Physical therapy did nothing to help ! I have never been part of any drug doctors and take the small amount of pain medication I receive responsibly! I do many procedures to also help control me pain like radial frequency burns and epidurals. I have taken the same dosage and amount of pain medication for 5 years. 1-10mg. Percocet every 6 hours and 2 tramadol a day. So there is NO opioid abuse taking place. I was informed today that the D,E,A, is dictating I can no longer have my pain medication and my tramadol was taken away. I am mortified that the government is involved in taking my pain management away because THEY can't control drugs coming in from Mexico and China laced with fentanyl that drug abusers are dying from. The government has never been able to control illegal drugs and unfortunately never will. Why are normal Americans trying to live a normal life without pain be punished because of drug addicts .I feel like this has turned into a communist dictatorship!! When normal hard working Americans can not get relief from chronic pain .something is seriously wrong with the system! The DEA wants us to suffer and ruin our lives to push their own agenda. This is so wrong and unconstitutional. Why are you targeting Americans who have absolutely NOTHING to do with illegal drugs. And why are they involved in my pain management... I am mortified and sick and tired of hearing about The war on opioids every time I turn on the news! There will always be drug abusers that's just the way it is. Why are you targeting law abiding citizens and demonizing Doctors who are trying to help Chronic pain sufferers that are NOT QUACKS. This is all so wrong ,so, so wrong. And you are ruining peoples life that need legitimate pain control.. Soon we will have another Hitler in office..that's where we are headed when government controls what you can and can not take to ease chronic pain.. Remember you reap what you sow.. one day you will need pain control and not be able to get help because some politician wanting brownie points said you can't get pain relief ..They already monitor every prescription you get. So people are NOT doctor shopping ..Why are you punishing people like myself This country is doomed if this continues. Baby boomers are getting old now and there are 100 million chronic pain sufferers . the statistics are only 1 PERCENT OF CHRONIC PAIN SUFFERES get addicted. How dare you do this ..God help us ...
May 30th, 2018
Someone from Malabar, FL signed.
May 5th, 2018
Marlene P. from Bon Secour, AL writes:
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Why must we suffer because drug dealers are selling heroin laced with illegal fentanyl that cause drug addicts to overdose! Please get accurate data. I have been on prescription medication from a legitimate doctor for many years. I am 60+ years old and suffer so much that I can't work, do my laundry, clean my house, spend time with my grandchildren, etc. Please help improve the quality of my life by leaving my medical decisions to my doctor and me. You have not seen my medical records, my MRIs, lab work, xrays, plus I doubt you have a medical degree!
Apr 27th, 2018
Dwayne A. from Saint Matthews, SC writes:
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It’s a shame where has there love of humans gone? I feel like animals have more protection then chronic pain patient do. It’s sad when they make safe injection sites but the honest chronic pain patient have to suffer!! This is backwards isn’t it! We deserve a quality of life as well as anyone else. There making the honest chronic pain patient suffer because of what addicts are doing with there life’s. I have worked all my life and tried to do the right thing. Now I’m disable and have to take medicine to have somewhat of a normal life. Now they are taken our meds away from us as if we have done something wrong. They need to get it right and STOP PUNISHING THE WRONG PEOPLE ALSO CAUSING SOME PEOPLE TO TAKE THERE OWN LIFE BECAUSE THEY CANT HANDLE THE PAIN. THIS IS WRONG AND NEEDS TO STOP AND STOP IMMEDIATELY! STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH PEOPLES LIFES! EVERYONE THAT TAKES THERE LIFE MEANS THERE BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS. FOR EVERYONE THAT HAS TAKEN THERE LIFE DUE TO THIS MEDS CUT SOMEONE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!! SPEAKING MOSTLY OF JEFF SESSIONS!!!!
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.
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 14th, 2018
Someone from Elyria, OH writes:
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It's worse than some of you think. I now know 3 physicians with well-established reputations who have been threatened by the DEA for doing their jobs. At 67, a military veteran, industry retiree, and even an event in my past (truck smacked me while I was riding a bike!) and NOW we find out we're living in a tyranny? Thanks for the wake-up call, DEA.
Mar 9th, 2018
Someone from Boaz, AL writes:
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Today i was denied opiods gfrom a pharmisist cuz of my national origin (lived over 20 miles away) was denied by another pharmacist cuz i wasnt reg customer denied by another cuz i transfered a refill elsewhere denied by another cuz only 1 scrip to fill looked suspiciouse denied by another one cuz theywerent taking new patiants so bottom line surgery today left me without pain meds to recover on i cant care for my disabled spouse my blood pressure has me on verge of a stroke from pain people may die from opiode abuse but thatsa choice the goverment is killing me and thats there choice were not allowed to kill ourselves but the goverment is allowed to kill us its notabout opioide abuse its about. Federal control. Youll die when we say you can die and youll suffer till we allow you to not suffer
Mar 1st, 2018
Gary L. from Brooksville, FL writes:
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Four letters 3 I paid to get hand deliverd and Rubio has not responded yet cause he is never in his office.Well 18 years after a broke my back had a 360 fusion of L4-L5 a total of three attempts and was left with failed back surgery.I have had only one Doctor and have never went elsewhere for my meds nor have I ever been in trouble with any kind of drug!So they say go get a pump? who is going to pay for that and the refills.I really dont trust Doctors anymore I think they just want some mortgage money for there house or boat,ect! If the DEA would have stoped the lines going around these clinics instead of letting it happen the RX people would not forced to go elsewhere. YOU DID NOT FIX ANY THING. A junkie will find anything (Tide Pods)or what ever it takes meanwhile we live in hell.Please make a change for the people who are responsible and are in real pain.

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