2-Dr.Sally Satel has been dragged through the mud by many including 'Stat', for daring to state the truth.
“Contrary to media portrayals, the typical OxyContin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit.”
3-Deceptive marketing??? No more deceptive than alcohol manufacturers showing happy, healthy, young people drinking socially vs the college age alcoholic binge drinking and choking to death on their own vomit. Image
4-We as a society are more than willing to pick up our pitchforks to demand the heads of opioid makers delivered up on a silver platter.
Yet alcohol, that kills far, far, more than Rx opiates are exempt.
GOV Reps will tell us 'prohibition doesn't work' unless they say it does. 🙄
5-We all know the tug on the heart strings stories, 'The doctor got my little Johnny hooked.'
Well, Mom and Dad, little Johnny had been binge drinking with friends for years, smoking weed, taking other drugs too. The opiate he got from the MD for his knee was just another high. Image
6-The truth, however hard a pill to swallow, is that drugs don't cause addiction. Just like alcohol doesn't cause alcoholism. Image
7-For those who want to cite 'facts' about a rise in OD deaths after Oxycontin was introduced.
It's not that simple.
It's a sad coincidence that there was a mandate to treat pain, as pain was undertreated across the board. Right before societal upheaval. threadreaderapp.com/thread/1417178…
8-All we have to do is look at the results of the 'opioid crisis' response.
ODs continue to skyrocket despite Rx restrictions.
A more dangerous drug supply has been created through prohibition like tactics.
Pain patients are now dying due to suicide & pain related complications. Image
9-This collective insanity needs to STOP.
NO ONE is being 'saved' with the current policies and practices.
In fact, just the opposite.
CDC needs to rescind PROPs 'opioid guidelines' immediately and the PDMP made a physicians eyes only system.
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21 Sep
Almost three years ago, this was sent.
Among many more I'll include in this thread, along with form letter responses.
Our Representatives KNOW what is happening to us.
They have known all along.
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2-Written Dec, 2018...😔 Image
3- 2018 Regulations comment submission... Image
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21 Sep
Thread-1- Our President, today in his speech, cited specifically upholding Article 5.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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2-Article 5 states:
"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."

Ask any person being denied adequate pain treatment about the torture they endure day in and day out, every minute of the day and night.

@hrw confirmed it. Image
3-We can't uphold basic tennants of HUMAN RIGHTS in the U.S.
How can we preach to the world about what should be done in other countries?
How can we 'lead by example' on a world stage if we demonstrate a lack of concern for the most vulerable of our own?
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Thread...I remember when they sprayed my neighborhood with malathion, I was about 11... There was orange red dust everywhere, on our bikes, the cars, the lawns where we played and layed to watch the stars at night.
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They came in on a lumber shipment to the local Handyman store here in CA. Flyers were put out to warn the locals. Image
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Grievance letter in thread, written in 2014.
Prior to CDC guidelines.
I was dismissed out of hand, told I was 'free to find another healthcare provider'.
Since then, things have gotten far more deadly for people in pain...
@NPR @greggutfeld @MSNBC @CNN @DatelineNBC
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To Whom It May Concern:
Let me begin by saying that I feel that my doctor has abandoned me. Kaiser Permanente has made me sign a pain contract under extreme duress and I feel, at the very least, that my patient rights have been violated; if not my civil rights.
3-This letter is being written in hopes of revising a system that I feel discriminates, marginalizes, and has the potential to alienate and cause more harm than good in regard to patients seeking relief from chronic pain.
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