DEA’s mission is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets. (see video by Norman J Clement and son Jelani Z. Clement)
Washington , District of Columbia, United States April 25, 2018 10:24 am, United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH speaks at Behavioral and Opioid Conference on his brother Philip serving 10 years imprisonment, near D.C., and removing stigma of mental and drug addiction to medical and Public Health treatment. Attended by Jelani Z, Clement Pharm Tech., Pronto Pharmacy and Norman J Clement Rph., DDS., Conference Office of Minority Health on Opioid Overdose and Mental Health Disparities, Hubert Humphrey Bldg.
However, the Office of the Inspector General reports the inadequacies of the DEA in combating diversion, the major issues are the illicit drugs and not the prescribed medications. So once again the DEA is off target by targeting Healthcare Providers while largely ignoring the low-level diversion actors in the street.
Washington , District of Columbia, United States April 25, 2018 10:24 am, United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH leads Behavioral and Opioid Conference partnering in health and removing disparities, Dr. Smith addresses of mental and drug addiction to medical and Public Health treatment.
Healthcare Providers are assumed by DEA to be lacking due diligence if they don’t prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have addressed any red flags but in court hardly ever produce evidence of real diversion but rely on suspicions and glitzy presentations.
In fact, DEA is the single most heinous government agency who tactics have the increase cost of medication and healthcare all across America by mis-interpreting purpose and roles of medications needed to treat acute, chronic, neuropathic and psychological, pain. The DEA has been waging a clandestine campaign of disinformation to sway the public to a point prescribed narcotic analgesic medications are indeed drugs, dangerous drugs who dosages are red flags indicating abuse and trafficking contributing to the so-called Opioid crisis around America.
Notably, DEA’s evidences always realize upon execration on numbers of “pills” and street language such as “pill mills,” “Holy Grails,” and “Cocktails,” not on medical disease states or clinical conditions. Prosecutors, have found these forms of distortion, redefinition of medical procedures effectively sells juries. Further Judges often instruct the juries to ignore any clinical presentation or will not allow such testimony on the record.
The damage to a Healthcare Providers and the chronic pain patient populations is devastating and the DEA never takes into account the clinical needs of the patients. It’s as if they have criminalized pain management without the benefit of clinical knowledge.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SO CALLED OPIOD EPIDEMIC
The idea medically prescribed opioid medications (MPOM) or narcotic analgesic medications (NAM) cannot be use for chronic pain are simply not true and is misleading. Further the idea these medications are not to be used in combination with other medications such those use to relieve anxiety; mood disorders or sleep are further in error.
MPOM or NAM, when prescribe and use for long term chronic pain will result in dependency. It is the role of the Pharmacist to ensure the patient who is being treated for chronic pain on how to use of this class medications correctly to ensure their safety.
These medications are safe when used correctly and like any medications control or non-control when taken beyond their therapeutic dose are dangerous and may result in death. More importantly, to this date unless is the case of extreme anaphylaxis there is no case in the literature when any individual has succumbed to death when given a therapeutic dose.
In fact, other medications may cause a higher level of mortality in therapeutic doses. Warfarin (an anti- coagulant) for example has an extremely narrow therapeutic index and cranial hemorrhage is somewhat common. Antibiotics, are too widely prescribed and create a need for newer and stronger antibiotics and will be the death of all human kind eventually. The CDC is well aware of these dangers. Anti-Neoplastic medications in the treatment of cancer are extremely toxic and what is considered “cure” is remission for just 5 years.
DEA’s RAID ON PRONTO PHARMACY
More-importantly nothing within the actions of the DEA were created by statutory rulings. Nothing! If you examine the assertions made by the government agents you will clearly see that this agency created and designed a plan to attack our society. The intent of this law implies that it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally— to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance; or to create, distribute, or dispense, or possess with intent to distribute or dispense, a counterfeit substance. Pronto Pharmacy is a licenses Community Pharmacy.
In their search warrant the government agents wrote, Pronto Pharmacy engaged in manufacturing-controlled substances. This erroneous assertion is far from true in that the Government agents crafted a law to achieve their objectives. Wherefore in fact, the Government agents said that Pronto Pharmacy was compounding medications. This act within Pronto Pharmacy is perfectly legal and supported by laws created by the legislative processes.
Therefore, how then can a government agency act in this manner and secure a warrant based on false pretenses and carry out their acts through the courts systems. Why? Because we as American people have an inherited trust of the DEA.
Whenever has one heard the DEA acted improper…likely sure never. This is to be a trusted agency yet they have violated our trust.
- They said and determined that Pronto Pharmacy engaged in manufacturing and compounding-controlled substances.
- Individual patient drove many miles to fill prescription outside the standard of care in Florida. There is absolutely NO laws that supports the DEA’s assertions.
We should fear this agency simply because they are acting alone to shift the directions of our constitution and act upon their ideological beliefs. Yet, no matter how authoritative the OIG sounds (see video movement of a people Lesidi Cultural Village, South Africa)
and the DEA looks neither have implemented the most effective techniques to minimize prescription narcotic analgesic diversion which could be easily inserted into the prescription filling process.
The question remains. What are the DEA agents’ mission and what are they actually up to?
Could they actually be a clear and present danger to public safety?
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