PRONTO PHARMACY UNDER ATTACK BY TRUMP’S DEA THE RAID ON PRONTO PHARMACY August 29, 2019 By Walter R. Clement AND NORMAN J CLEMENT RPh., DDS “we must stop stigmatizing the disease and traumatizing the afflicted.”……Professor Sangu Delle , of Ghana

PRONTO PHARMACY UNDER ATTACK BY THE TRUMP DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Pronto Pharmacy Is a small family run business and often times we are excluded from many insurance plans who contract with large chain pharmacies. More importantly, insurances simply don’t pay their bills to the small family-owned pharmacy. Simply put they cheat us with extraordinary fee attachments. 

WONDERING FROM A WINDOW
SALVADORE, BAHIA STATE, BRASIL

Most noticeable, the chain pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens) are now owners of the drug insurance companies. So they now own the Market, the Pricing and who plays and who is excluded. The problem is so extensive, Walmart had to lay-off 40% of its pharmacy staff around the country in part because of a dispute with CVS CAREMARK over reimbursements. 

WHERE DOES THE RED FLAG START?? 

As a result, small pharmacies like Pronto Pharmacy take cash and are red-flagged by the DEA as criminals, while our patients are considered junkies. Thus the disease of chronic pain and the

treatment of the patient with chronic pain is eviscerated by our ignorance and lack of empathy for those who suffer from this disease. While the Patient is denied treatment by a PHARMACIST because their governing authority views their patient as RED FLAGS. I ask where does the RED FLAG START??? (1)

THE RED FLAG OF MEDICAL APARTHEID???

Does the Red Flag start when a patient with a legitimate doctor-patient relationship is denied her prescription being filled for chronic pain and is then forced to drive 300 miles to have her prescription filled? Or with the stigmatizing of the disease by Law Enforcement. 

Nothing became more clearer to me is when, I was on my way back to the United States leaving Johannesburg on Air France flying to Paris, and I came across TED.com, particularly with the lecture of a Ghanian Professor Sangu Delle concerning Mental health in- which he says; 

“…when it comes to mental illness our ignorance eviscerates our empathy,” 

Professor Delle summarizes, mental health as our emotional, psychological, and social well being to which most people simply ignore. We, in society, fail to understand the causes of mental illness which include, genetics, Social economics status, Wars, and conflicts, or the loss of a loved one. 

Professor Delle emphasizes, “we must stop stigmatizing the disease and traumatizing the afflicted.” 

The same thinking is true in the treatment of those who suffer from chronic pain who are stigmatized and forced to suffer in silence. Where does the RED FLAG OF MEDICAL APARTHEID START!!!!????? 

Living in the Spirit of Sankofa

for now, you’re within the norms

END NOTES

  1. Pg-2 thru pg 10

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