NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L. CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., BRAHM FISHER ESQ., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., BRAHM FISHER ESQ., MICHELE ALEXANDER, CUDJOE WILDING BS, DEBRA LYNN SHEPHERD, BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISORS
“WE ARE PHARMACISTS NOT DRUG DEALERS”
WHY CONGRESS AND SENATE MUST REFORM DRUG ENFORCEMENT POLICIES
The Drug Enforcement Administration lacks the ability to rationalize within the agency the distinctive difference between criminal drug dealers and licensed pharmacists. This agency has charged known drug dealers and licenses pharmacists with the same federal violation 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)( 1) (possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone and hydromorphone and 21 USC 846 (conspiracy to do the same) and 843 (fraud/deception regarding the same).
On December 22, 2020 Walmart Pharmacy writes in response to the United States Justice lawsuit stating:
“The Justice Department’s investigation is tainted by historical ethics violations, and this lawsuit invents a legal theory that unlawfully forces pharmacists to come between patients and their doctors, and is riddled with factual inaccuracies and cherry-picked documents taken out of context. Blaming pharmacists for not second-guessing the very doctors the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved to prescribe opioids is a transparent attempt to shift blame from DEA’s well-documented failures in keeping bad doctors from prescribing opioids in the first place.
In contrast to DEA’s own failures, Walmart always empowered our pharmacists to refuse to fill problematic opioids prescriptions, and they refused to fill hundreds of thousands of such prescriptions. Walmart sent DEA tens of thousands of investigative leads, and we blocked thousands of questionable doctors from having their opioid prescriptions filled at our pharmacies.
By demanding pharmacists and pharmacies second-guess doctors, the Justice Department is putting pharmacists and pharmacies between a rock and a hard place with state health regulators who say they are already going too far in refusing to fill opioid prescriptions. Ultimately, patients are caught in the middle.
Walmart already sued the Department and DEA to stand up for our pharmacists, and we will keep defending our pharmacists as we fight this new lawsuit in court.”
THE DECEPTIVE ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)
The Solidarity, or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests appears to have developed into an entrenched feature of the Deceptive Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) subculture. The high degree of social cohesiveness and solidarity among the officers causes the acceptance of community and the culture of corruption.
Just think, if a drug dealer and a licensed pharmacist are charged with the same crime, is this a laughable joke of an agency? Or is this a common element of corruption!!?
The practice of the DEA and its wall of silence is evident when the agents claim that pharmacists have a corresponding responsibility with the doctor. No pharmacist has the authority, training, and expertise to review x-rays and make a diagnosis. No pharmacist has the authority, training, and expertise to medically challenge a doctor over a diagnosis. The DEA agents know this. However, the agents choose to remain silent and allow and participate in creating copy and paste warrants to raiding medical facilities. In essence, the DEA has transformed to become gang-like by creating lawless scenarios to attack and achieve objectives.
CONGRESS MUST BEGIN OVERSIGHT INVESTIGATIONS OF BOTH DEA AND DOJ DRUG ENFORCEMENT POLICIES
Norman J Clement, Aaron Howard, Lynn Michelle Clark, Rick Fertil demand the return of our DEA pharmacy Control Substance Registrations Immediately.
FOR NOW, YOU’RE WITHIN