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Advocate for Patient Centered Care with Patient & Clinician Autonomy, Director of Governmental Affairs
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Jun 30 15 tweets 8 min read
How do you spell Government Waste?

NEPO!

@kennethpolite of @TheJusticeDept side stepped questions from journalist inquiring as to the costs involved in the new Strike Force.

The @DEAHQ has documented that diversion of RX is rare. Only 1%

justice.gov/opa/pr/justice… are diverted.

Yes... that's where the Millions of taxpayer's dollars are going!

🧐How coincidental that this strike force targeting physicians & pharmacists was announced the day following the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the Government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt
Jun 30 10 tweets 3 min read
🧐 and *what* do Federal Law Enforcement & AG's consider *Dangerous prescribing*?

Let's take a look!👀

The DEA perceived this CA Pain Management to be a "High Prescriber"😯

In 3 years he issued 9,000 RX. Oh My, How Shocking!!!
federalregister.gov/documents/2022… Now, this wasn't 9k #Opioid RX. It was 3 different controlled substances either alone or in combination.

Their is NO law that defines "Over prescribing" or prohibits co-prescribing of any medication combinations. The FDA warning requires a Risk/Benefit analysis to be performed
Jun 29 4 tweets 2 min read
TRIGGER WARNING: This is our Roe V Wade & #Abortion discussion thread & include content that is triggering for some individuals.

For those who would like to participate, please keep the discussion respectful & free of partisan based politics. Agree to disagree & move on😉 Welcome our new #abortionrights thread @secondchances09 @DanBoon63784314 please feel free to tag in anyone else who makes a request or is interested.
Jun 28 7 tweets 4 min read
THIS is #HealthCareInAmerica for patients with #ChronicPain due to @congressdotgov allowing @DEAHQ to regulate the Practice of Medicine through Intimidation, Coercion & unwarranted prosecution of Clinicians & Pharmacists.

Patients making arrangements for #VAD in Switzerland 😭 Image We can hope that the @USSupremeCourt ruling today on the #Ruan case which required the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the CSA was Knowingly or Intentionally violated will encourage a return to #PatientCenteredCare

supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf…
Jun 26 22 tweets 9 min read
The intrusion into the practice of medicine is based on race, gender, sex and disability discrimination.

1st target #Pain management
2nd target Gender Affirming Care
3rd target #Abortion
What will they target next?

#StopCriminalizingPatientCenteredCare The intrusion into the practice of medicine is based on race Misinformation & propaganda is being disseminated by the government and still floods the media. The #Gaslighting of America has been extremely effective.
dovepress.com/misinterpretat…
Jun 16 7 tweets 4 min read
This is #HealthCareInAmerica where #PatientCenteredCare is sacrificed to avoid unwarranted 🎯 of Medical Professionals.

@aander1987 @fightpaindaily @PainNewsNetwork @purplemamabear
@PainPtFightBack @StefanKertesz @ChadDKollas @DrJuanHC @LeoBeletsky

hope411.org/news-briefs/pa… The options for patients deprived of medical assistance to maintain their health are untenable.

For patients in my daughter's situation where her Seizure RX is involved the outlook is bleak. With less than 10-days remaining to resolve the situation her health & safety are Image
Jun 16 12 tweets 4 min read
🧵The narrative that opioids aren't effective for chronic pain is false.

They manipulate perception by relying only on Randomized Controlled Trials (RTC) & excluding all Observational Studies (OS).

And by perpetuating the logical logical fallacy that Cancer & Non-Cancer

1/12 pain a biophysical difference between them.

"The problem with this distinction is that there is very little evidence to support a difference between these two broad categories. As Peppin and @headdock point out: ~ @ewidera
2/12
geripal.org/chronic-cancer…
Jun 8 13 tweets 8 min read
There is NEVER a justification for violence towards medical professionals.

Perpetuating Fear & #Stigma is NOT beneficial

It's rare for individuals in #Pain to strike out in violence at medical professionals.

Does it happen? Yes.

Should it? NO! The ONLY way to prevent future occurrences is to understand WHY it is happening & avoid Fear Mongering & casting aspersions on a population of patients who are experiencing Systemic #Discrimination.

Under & Untreated patients experiencing unremitting pain are more likely to Image
Jun 7 4 tweets 2 min read
Doctors can’t help people in pain because of restrictive opioid policy. ~ @dr4liberty @RMengerMD
ITHERETWEETER1://reason.com/2022/06/07/americas-failed-opioid-policy-drove-the-tulsa-shooter-to-violence/ via @reason

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There is no clear definition of overprescribing. Yet policy makers keep doubling down on a misguided mission to reduce or eliminate opioid prescribing, putting patients back in miserable pain and mental anguish, driving some to suicide and others to the black market.

2/4
Jun 7 7 tweets 3 min read
The protections for individuals with disabilities under the American's with Disabilities Act are not being enforced when patients with painful diseases report experiencing discrimination.

To influence lawmakers we need everyone to get involved.

Here’s what you can do!

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Take Action 🗣️ 📢

Send an Inquiry to the Justice Department Civil Rights Division on the Status of Guidance for the Protection of Patients With Painful Diseases Pain, Policy Modification Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Jun 6 9 tweets 3 min read
Personally, I find the entire outline of their Orthopedic program concerning from a patient's perspective.

In addition to the "72 hr Pain Free" follow up. It minimizes the potential for patients to experience post-op pain.

Unrealistic expectations shouldn't be advertised🤦‍♀️ Image Make no mistake, I'm in suggesting this act was justified.

There is no, and can be no justification for striking out at medical professionals when a patient's expectations for treatment are not met.
Jun 5 4 tweets 3 min read
Please help us help you #MedTwitter

By working together we CAN get the Government to 🛑 Interfering in the Practice of Medicine

#StopCriminalizingPatientCenteredCare

Please consider Signing to help restore Clinician Autonomy & eliminate the use of this Criteria
⬇️ to 🎯 Drs Image Our Requests include:

The Department of Justice, all federal agencies and federally funded programs shall immediately cease any program that targets clinicians for investigation and/or prosecution that uses a subjective definition of Legitimate Medical Treatment.
Jun 3 4 tweets 3 min read
@ademillo Please STOP #Stigmatizing patients who are being experiencing systemic Disability Discrimination to *cough* save them from a 1% risk of #Addiction

Since the 2016 Guidelines were issued there have been 3 of these cases from the millions of suffering CPP

@ademillo What we "Don't" read about in the News...

"For more than a decade, millions of Americans were misled into believing that—as a White House report once characterized it —‘‘opiate overdoses, once almost always due to heroin use, are now increasingly due to abuse of prescription
Jun 3 12 tweets 5 min read
🧵 The @DEAHQ @CDCInjury @HHSGov @CMSGov interference in the practice of medicine is having devastating consequences for people who have #RareDisease Complex #chronicillness or a #Disability that requires a controlled substance to maintain their health Fear, not Patient well being is determining prescribing practices.

Patients like my daughter are caught in the riptide of Medical Professionals attempting to avoid unwarranted persecution by Law Enforcement.

Unable to discontinue the only Seizure RX
Jun 2 4 tweets 2 min read
🚨It's time to remove Law Enforcement, Politicians & Special interest Groups from the Doctor / Patient Relationship!

The governments intrusion at both the State & Federal level has been profound.

Enough is Enough! @deesnider may we use your song "We Ain't Gonna Take It?" for our Education & Awareness campaign to stop the government's interference in the practice of medicine?

May 17 7 tweets 10 min read
STOP Criminalizing "Patient Centered Care" & End Systemic Health Discrimination - Sign the Petition!

@aander1987 @life_is_art___ @Irishbrat1966 @fightpaindaily @ChadDKollas @ibdgirl76 @jillyannjiggs @tal7291 @speakingabtpain @PlayLynny4U

chng.it/8zjTsGnx via @Change "Disabled individuals with incurable painful diseases and debilitating injuries are experiencing systemic discrimination which has left them without any good options. Their choices are to exist in agony, attempt to self-medicate via the black market, or suicide.
May 13 4 tweets 5 min read
Data shows that US Drug Policy is fueling the #OverdoseCrisis.

@purplemamabear @process_x @aander1987 @life_is_art___ @Irishbrat1966 @CRPSisaRealPain @OregonAdvocate @funchefchick @night_harbinger @DoraWinterz @DocBearOMD @JonelleElgaway @jillyannjiggs @sweetandsnark @JSG_54 2)"Commonly, people who investigate and discuss opioid overdose deaths believe that the deaths are exclusively due to the disease of addiction, but here again, they are mistaken. An estimated 30 percent or more of overdoses are believed to be suicides.

lynnwebstermd.com/2020/01/18/why…
May 13 17 tweets 9 min read
🚩 @CDCInjury promotes #DisablityDiscrimination

Distributing #PROPaganda in violation of Public Law 116-93. Section 718. The Data does NOT support this Narrative
@JoaquinCastrotx @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @60Minutes @BBCWorld @HuffPost @VICENews @statnews @TheAtlantic @sarahkliff 2)"There are a variety of factors that have influenced the progressive pacing of opioid-related overdoses witnessed throughout the second decade of the 21st century. Perhaps the most significant has been the introduction and availability of illicitly

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
May 12 12 tweets 3 min read
1) We can't leave Politican's out of the equation.

Why there's no Political Will to End the War on Drugs⬇️

Power, Ideology, and the War on Drugs: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-… 2)"A critical analysis of the Federal Government's crime control policy on dangerous and illegal drugs is presented that focuses on drug criminalization and enforcement policies during the 1980's, the seeming narrow-mindedness of continuing such a policy, and the amount
May 11 14 tweets 5 min read
📌 2020 DEA Registration Revocations based on CDC GL & 🚩 Criteria

They are criminalizing Patient Centered Care & providing treatment to individuals who live in health care deserts.

@funchefchick @life_is_art___ @fightpaindaily @tal7291 @GhanaboyPharmd @DanLairdMD Brenton D. Wynn, M.D.; Decision and Order

govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR…
Nov 24, 2021 5 tweets 7 min read
#ChronicPain Advocacy & #HarmReduction

Feel free to invite others & add links to the thread below.

Please avoid Partisan Politics, #Stigmatizing terms & Agree to Disagree & move on when opinions differ.

👆 New CPP thread
@aander1987 @CanadaPain @CRPSisaRealPain @SpicyPurritos @donnelsonguy @fightpaindaily @life_is_art___ @MikeMcAulay3 @night_harbinger @RyanWard76