NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, BELINDA BROWN-PARKER, JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., MBA, SHELLEY HIGHTOWER, BS., PHARMD., LEROY BAYLOR, ADRIENNE EDMUNDSON, WALTER L. SMITH BS., NATASHA DUVALL, PHARMD., LEROY BAYLOR, BS., MS., MS., BRAHM FISHER ESQ., MICHELE ALEXANDER, CUDJOE WILDING BS, DEBRA LYNN SHEPHERD, BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISORS
“CHANGE CANNOT WAIT”
AG MYRICK GARLAND, EXPOSING THE PATTERN. OF UNLAWFUL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICING IN MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS IDENTICAL TO THE BEHAVIOR OF THE DEA
The US ‘War on Drugs has had a profound role in reinforcing racial hierarchies. Although Black Americans are no more likely than Whites to use illicit drugs, they are 6–10 times more likely to be incarcerated for drug offenses. Meanwhile, a very different system for responding to the drug use of Whites has emerged.”
A group of Black Pharmacy Owners found themselves under racist attack by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They organized together along with a diverse group of Black Scholars into a Think Tank called the North Star Pharmacy Group and began identifying and exposing systemic racial drug policies and injustices in healthcare delivery policies within both DEA/DOJ. They’ve further exposed a long history of racial targeting of black community leaders, black-owned pharmacy businesses, and physicians by DEA/DOJ; there is a demand for Congress to ACT, to investigate this agency.
The year is 2003 Tulia, Texas site of one of the largest miscarriages of justice in America. This CBS 60-minute broadcast, narrated by the late journalist Ed Bradley points out a “War on Drugs” program funded by the United States Department of Justice, was being used specifically use to target arrest and imprison black citizens on cocaine charges. (Watch below CBS 60 miniutes Video broadcast 2003)
RACIAL INDIFFERENCE IS CORRUPTION
The origins of DEA are alarming, that it was specifically formed by Richard Nixon to attack, disrupt and arrest leadership with the black community.
Chronologically, the civil rights and black liberation movements also dovetailed into the Vietnam war era. As Nixon sought to tamp down dissent over a deeply unpopular war, two politically powerful non-establishment forces rose: Blacks and hippies. Criminalizing possession of drugs like heroin and marijuana was intended to “disrupt” two of the biggest anti-establishment forces that opposed Nixon, one of his top advisors later admitted.
The racial indifference has prevented African American Pharmacy owners from operating a business in Florida. Had these practices been equally applied to White Own Pharmacies, there would be no operating pharmacies in Florida.
These attacks upon African American own Pharmacies in Florida is raced based
An example of Discriminatory Enforcement
The DEA ARCOS system identified three pharmacies within a six-mile radius of Pronto Pharmacy a African American own and operated facility.
• PMSI Pharmacy, Tampa Florida (White Owned)
• OMNICARE PHARMACY OF Florida, Tampa Florida (White Owned)
• Pronto Pharmacy, Tampa Florida (Black Owned)
PMSI Pharmacy: Between 2006 and 2012, 26,253,800 class 2 pills were shipped to this pharmacy
OMNICARE PHARMACY: Between 2006 and 2012, 13,816,900 Class 2 pills were shipped to this pharmacy.
Pronto Pharmacy: Between 2006 and 2012, 348,000 Class 2 pills were shipped to this pharmacy.
Pronto Pharmacy received substantially less Class 2 pills than Omnicare and PMSI. The DEA agents has applied their cultural indifferences and deliberately attack and destroy African American owned pharmacies, around the country.
PMSI received and processed 25,305,800 more pills than Pronto pharmacy and Omnicare pharmacy received and processes 13,468,900 more pills than Pronto Pharmacy.
If African American Pharmacist single handily contributed the growth opiates and single handedly placed the community in imminent danger, how then is PMSI Pharmacy allowed to operate when they are filing far more opioids within the same time frame and geographical location as Pronto Pharmacy.
At some point in time, the DEA will expand into other areas to promote their rain of terror. This agency has become so corrupt that it has become impossible to determine who is the good or bad guy.
The lines of justice are becoming blurry. If an agency can act with immunity based on color than that agency is not objective and has placed a dark cloud on the peoples of America.
The real question that must be asked is, what will this agency become to America and who is this agency serving? Americans, or themselves.
IT IS NOW TIME RID THIS COUNTRY OF ALL VESTIGES OF RICHARD NIXON’S RACIST INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OPPRESSION FORMED TO SUPPRESS BLACK PEOPLE.
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK-OWNED PHARMACIES
“WE ARE PHARMACISTS, NOT DRUG DEALERS“
The Department of justice DEA office has claimed that pharmacies have ignored their legal duty to prevent the diversion of narcotic painkillers for illicit uses.
The Agents of the DEA have deceived the courts to secured search administration warrants and Search Warrants. Within the State of Florida, the agents claim they raid Pharmacies to slow down the Opioid crisis within Florida. This claim is so far deceptive that it fails to document the facts that illegal fentanyl has sales as increased. Also, in Florida DEA agents have be illegally been employed by Drug Cartels.
This combination of efforts has caused the DEA to be the gatekeeper and sub-recipients of drug sales into the United States. Their efforts to undermine legal sales have promoted the sales of illegal sales. They have caused this by means of searches and seizures based on reasonable suspicion to remove all Class 2 medication and equipment. The multidimensional levels of corrupted behavior have allowed the DEA to view themselves as enforcers of justice.
Within their own eyes, they see no wrong. As this agency continues on its trajectory, it will soon develop into murderous acts to protect the agency or themselves from detection. This agency has subordinated the laws in exchange to justify their actions. Right or wrong they stand behind what they do and believe. This deliberate drive to be has shifted a once know and professional agency, to accept ‘deviant, dishonest, improper, unethical or criminal behavior.
The men and women of this once well-known and respected agency would understand the impact of deception. Today the DEA does not and cannot accept errors of their ways.
Scot Rivkees MD the Florida State Surgeon General,
“The panel determined that probable cause of a violation does not exist.” Please note that section 456.073(9)(c), Florida Statutes, states,” ln any disciplinary case for which probable cause is not found.”
Yet, instead of correcting actions, the DEA hunkers down. They have become more harden and have tipped towards to factors of a Group Think.
This agency knowing that probable cause was not found, is rewriting the facts in their appeal to justify their actions to recreate the scenario to establish probable cause.
Such an aggressive act clearly displays that this government agency has lost its way. While it is difficult to draw conclusions about prohibition’s impact on crime at the national level, as there were no uniform national statistics gathered about crime prior to 1930. It has been argued that organized crime received a major boost from Prohibition.
The same is true about the War on Drugs. The DEA efforts, shutting down legitimate operating pharmacies, are providing drug cartels a major boost. The arrogance of their wrong is perpetrated; with each pharmacy that is closed, the sales of illegal pain medication increases in the community.
Just imagine if the DEA went after Walmart, the largest company in the United States, and disrupted the prescription sales of Class 2 pharmaceuticals. This would certainly disrupt legal sales and promote illegal sales.
Corruption causes blindness to the facts of the laws. This blindness has caused the DEA to become numb and not objective at viewing right from wrong.
Why did DEA deliberately make their way into African American-owned pharmacies and seize medication and equipment? After seizing pharmaceuticals medication and equipment this agency cannot find the medications and equipment. What did they do with it? A poorly managed and poorly run law enforcement organization functions with a handicap of corruption.
What are the real reasons behind the DEA efforts to shut down African American pharmacist?
LINCOURT PHARMACYCLEARWATER, FLORIDA
Lincourt Pharmacy of Clearwater, Florida has been in business for nearly 40 years. They are a specialty pharmacy in compounding sterile and non-sterile products and were doing over $15 million per year with sales all over the world. Louis Lassiter, who is the pharmacist-owner states that “his business dropped dramatically when the DEA came around and began targeting and harassing his wholesalers.” Let’s not be fooled. This the work of Susan Langston and demonstrates how the DEA begins to target Black Own Pharmacy Businesses.
THE DELIBERATE WRONGDOING EXPOSING DEA CORRUPTIONTHEIR INTIMIDATION OF WHOLESALERS
These tribulations are no different from what our forbearers experienced, Predatory Policingthat enforces Regulatory Racism. Therefore, it is not a matter of what you’re doing right, it is about putting you in your place. A place of eternal servitude, despair, and the maintenance of generational subjectivity (we are but low-hanging fruit). There is absolutely no evidence of diversion not in Pronto, At Cost, Superior Drug Pharmacy, Lincourt Pharmacy what interpretation that corresponding responsibility act as a cop and results in withholding of medications without putting anything in writing.
35 AGENTS OF DEA RAID PRONTO PHARMACY AUGUST 29, 2019.
On August 29, 2019, waged a well-coordinated attack implemented by both the DEA and Florida Department of Health on Pronto Pharmacy. The Agents of the DEA have deceived the courts to secured search administration warrants and Search Warrants. Their actions were beyond the scope of service of a certified law enforcement agency. Upon entering, a DEA Agent is videotaped removing and disabling Pronto Pharmacy’s camera systems, wherein they damaged and destroyed several articles of equipment. (SEE BELOW VIDEO)
DEA Diversion Investigator Richard James Albert so entered the premises of Pronto Pharmacy LLC., based on the assumption that lead Pharmacist Norman J Clement, his family, and those employed were illegally manufacturing Oxycodone and Hydromorphone based on suspicion and dispensing high doses of illegally controlled prescriptions.
The DEA has learned the rewards are even better against a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, manufacturer, or hospital using RICO and Justice Department intimidations. Further, the DEA has its own Court System ( that Operates as a Kangaroo Court), which does not adhere to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures. Their Judges answer solely to the head of the DEA.
https://videopress.com/embed/noz5NgRf?preloadContent=metadata&hd=1 MR. GERALD KILEY
We Demand hearings from Congress as the activity of the DEA affects the lives of all of America during this Covid pandemic by creating disparity and shortages and the majority of the times this has been done by race.
Yet it is clear that the DEA agents were operating in absence from the law whereby Richard Albert, testified on January 28, 2020, in a DEA Federal Court Hearing that he did not “Know or understand the law(s) or how any law apply to the practice of Pharmacy.” There is no evidence that any medication was being diverted. (6)
DEA: THE INTIMIDATION AND CORRUPTION
THE ECONOMIC LYNCHING OF OAK HILL PHARMACY OF OAK HILL, WEST VIRGINIA A BLACK-OWNED PHARMACY
In West Virginia, a state hard hit by the overdose crisis, the DEA raided and temporarily revoked a dispensing license for the Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy in August 2019 until a federal court intervened. The pharmacy dispenses buprenorphine, and a federal judge agreed that DEA’s actions created barriers to lifesaving addiction treatment in an area with few providers. Martin Njoku, the pharmacy’s manager, said the license suspension and legal costs nearly put the pharmacy out of business.
SO WHY IS OAK HILL PHARMACY STILL BEING PROSECUTED
Oak Hill Home Town Pharmacy, Oak Hill, WV owner Martin Ndoku in business 15 years, raided August 6, 2019 “an imminent danger to the public health or safety”
Oak Hill Home Town Pharmacy, Oak Hill, WV owner Martin Ndjoku in business 15 years, raided August 6, 2019 “an imminent danger to the public health or safety”
Despite prevailing in the Federal District Court, the DEA pushes on against scientists and true medical experts to harass and prosecute Martin Ndjou, owner of Oak Hill Pharmacy. Repeatedly, the DEA has been found to have abused its authority. The agency has a history of human rights abuses, lavish payments to confidential informants, and Americans’ surveillance with no suspected connection to illegal drug activities.
OAK HILL PHARMACY PREVAILED IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT
OAK HILL PHARMACY, OAK HILL WEST VIRGINIA
THE SAGA OF OAK HILL HOMETOWN PHARMACY IS THE SAGA OF THE BLACK-OWNED PHARMACY TARGETED FOR EXTINCTION
These Black-owned pharmacies fall well within the foundation of the American System of Caste, “The Origins of Discontent,” described by author Isabelle Wilkerson, “where their degraded station justifies their degradation, as they are consigned to the lowest, dirtiest jobs and thus were seen as lowly and dirty and everyone in the caste system absorbed the message of their degradation.” (8)
“….BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES MUST GIVE OVERSIGHT, INVESTIGATE AND REORGANIZE THE DEA….”
Many of these Black-owned Pharmacies have been in business for more than 10 years.
In just the past 6 months at least 7 or more Black-owned Pharmacies have been attacked and classified as “Public Health Threats” and their Control Substance Registration suspended. See below Order to Show Cause Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy
These Black-owned pharmacies are not public health threats nor imminent dangers. Yet had their certificate of registration was suspended (supposedly) for ignoring alleged red flags in filling narcotic analgesic medications.
EAST MAIN STREET PHARMACY, COLUMBUS OHIO
DEA-DON SULLIVAN vs. HAROLD EUGENE FLETCHER
The year is 2010, the case docket 09-48, Columbus, Ohio The United States Drug Enforcement Agency vs East Main Street Pharmacy (‘‘Respondent’’), of Columbus, Ohio Harold Eugene Fletcher PharmD from the record it reads,
The Government called Donald Sullivan, R.Ph., and Ph.D., as its expert witness. Dr. Sullivan, who holds active pharmacist licenses in both Ohio and Florida. Sullivan obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University, as well as both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Administration, also from The Ohio State University.
Before this Court Professor Dr. Sullivan testified that under both Ohio and Federal law,
there ‘‘is corresponding responsibility between the physician and the pharmacist.’’ He further explained that ‘‘a lot of pharmacists think that just because the physician wrote it, I have to fill it.’’ However, Dr. Sullivan stated that there is nothing in Ohio law that says you have to fill any prescription.’’ He then explained that ‘‘one of the first things we try to get the students and pharmacist to understand is that under Ohio law, and federal law 50 percent of the responsibility falls on the pharmacy, the pharmacist, 50 percent falls on the physician. Don’t just fill it because the doctor wrote it.’’
Similarly, in his report, Dr. Sullivan, after discussing the CSA’s prescription requirement (21 CFR 1306.04(a)), explained that:
The State of Ohio has similar language in its laws and regulations. Ohio Law states that: The pharmacist who fills any prescription has a corresponding responsibility with the physician to make sure that the prescription has been issued for a Legitimate Medical Purpose. The responsibility to ensure that a prescription is for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of a prescriber’s professional practice is equal for both the physician and pharmacist. (Fifty percent of this responsibility is on the pharmacist and 50% is on the physician). The argument that ‘‘Just because a physician wrote the prescription,
DONALD SULLIVAN’S LONG HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL, ACADEMIC FRAUD AND JUDICIAL PERJURY CONTINUES
However the DEA Judge wrote in her observations of Dr. Donald Sullivan in 2010:
While the Ohio courts may have interpreted State law as described above, as explained below, Dr. Sullivan’s testimony that Federal law allocates fifty percent of the responsibility to the physician and fifty percent to the pharmacist is not a correct statement of the law, which has been amply explained in numerous decisions of the Federal courts and this Agency. To make clear, Federal law does not apportion the responsibility for dispensing unlawful prescriptions between a prescribing practitioner and a pharmacist. Rather, Federal law imposes separate and independent duties on the prescriber and the pharmacist.
More specifically, the prescriber must act within the usual course of professional practice and have
a legitimate medical purpose to lawfully issue a controlled-substance prescription. 21 CFR 1306.04(a). As the Supreme Court and numerous federal courts have made plain, to lawfully prescribe a controlled substance the physician must act ‘‘in accordance with a standard of medical practice generally recognized and accepted in the United States.’’
My central observation would be that if this physician is making unusually high numbers of prescriptions for Schedule II opioids, it is because so many of his colleagues have been coerced by DEA into not treating severe pain at all. Likewise, the AMA is on record with Board of Directors Study #22 (June 2019) in which they declare that the practice of “high prescriber letters” from PDMPs and State prosecutors is legally invalid because it constitutes a denial of due process intended to blacklist physicians and their sickest patients.
According to Richard Lawhern PhD, an non-medical advocate for pain patients:
“Sullivan is also flat wrong on requirements of Federal regulation with respect to shared responsibility for inappropriate prescribing. He is obviously a “hired gun” who will say anything that prosecutors want him to, to earn a fee. “
“There is presently no accepted standard of care for the employment of opioid analgesics in treating severe chronic pain. Lacking such a published standard, no doctor or pharmacist may reasonably be prosecuted for “inappropriate” prescribing.”
“This is why Walmart has filed a petition for relief in Federal courts, from arbitrary and malicious prosecution that is grounded on nothing more than unqualified opinions of DEA and its hired stooges. There is presently no accepted standard of care for the employment of opioid analgesics in treating severe chronic pain. Lacking such a published standard, no doctor or pharmacist may reasonably be prosecuted for “inappropriate” prescribing.”
AT COST PHARMACY TARGETED AS IMMINENT DANGER TO PUBLIC SAFETY
DEA TARGETING BLACK OWNED PHARMACY BUSINESSES IN FLORIDA
On January 7, 2020, owner Aaron Howard, PharmD, of At Cost Pharmacy, Fort Meyers, Florida, found himself surrounded by seven DEA agents ordering an Immediate Suspension of his Control Substance license and seizing his property. The order was signed by Acting DEA Chief Uttam DHilllion, who has in previous orders issued to other Black-owned pharmacies to be deemed “an imminent danger to public health and safety.”
Pharmacist, Aaron Howard, says, “this whole issue is based on an erroneous presumption of Red Flags…..that we are improperly dispensing control medications. This is totally ridiculous. We check all prescriptions in my pharmacy. I’ve been a pharmacist for more than 15 years and I am definitely not a “PILL MILL.”
Currently, the DEA is concentrating most of its efforts on small, non-white pharmacy establishments. But don’t be fooled, these actions are but the first salvo of a much larger picture. The intent is to destroy black people by systematically destroying those who provide healthcare services to those communities. The Agents of the DEA have deceived the courts to secured search administration warrants and Search Warrants.
DEA, in their written complaint against Pronto Pharmacy and At Cost Pharmacy of Fort Myers, begin by categorizing non-white pharmacies as “Red Flags.” The DEA algorithm includes distance travel, paying cash, and excessive dosage. Each patient is then profiled as an abuser and
a federal criminal statute is assigned to them, their physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, and any other healthcare provider involved in their care with a spirit of impunity.
At Cost Pharmacy, Ft. Meyers, owner Aaron Howard in business 10 years, raided January 7, 2020 “an imminent danger to the public health or safety”, (see below Order to Show Cause At Cost Pharmacy Ft. Meyers, Fl.)
This search warrant was decrepitude in that it failed to illustrate and support the rudimentary descriptions defining Probable Cause. The investigator wrote, “Application having been made, and probable cause as defined by 21 U.S.C. § 880(d)(1) having been shown by the affidavit of Diversion Investigator Norita N. Persaud, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, for an inspection of the controlled premises of Aarric, Inc., dba At Cost Rx, 16970 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33908, with DEA number FA2125640, it appears that said inspection is appropriate under 21 U.S.C. § 880”. ah_1072020_aarric_dea_dsa-2“ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AT COST PHARMACY” 01/03/2020
The investigator agent clearly expressed his limited knowledge of probable cause as defined by 21 U.S.C. § 880(d)(1). Yet, he did not, within the search warrant, describe the place to be searched and the descriptive elements to support and clearly identify any elements of a crime which would provide a reasonable officer to conclude that probable cause exist.
The signed warrant authorized the investigating Agent “to seize from the above-described controlled premises such of the following records, information, reports, documents, files and inventories, as are appropriate and necessary to the effective accomplishment of the inspection, and for the purpose of copying or verifying their correctness, or that are used or intended to be used in violation of the Controlled Substances Act whether in electronic or printed media format as noted above”. The Supreme Court has defined “probable cause” as an officer’s reasonable belief, based on circumstances known to that officer, that a crime has occurred or is about to occur. Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 132, 149 (1925).
GULF MED PHARMACY TARGETED AS IMMINENT DANGER TO PUBLIC SAFETY
Gulf Med Pharmacy, Cape Coral, Fl owner Ricardo Fertil in business 10 years, raided Nov 19, 2019, “an imminent danger to the public health or safety,”
ALL PRESCRIPTIONS ARE VALID
Pronto Pharmacy LLC, At Cost Pharmacy of Fort Myers, Fl, Gulf Med Pharmacy of Cape Coral, Florida, Oak Hill Pharmacy of Oak Hill, West Virginia to this date have neither violated nor broken any laws. All control medications in these pharmacies have been dispensed according to CSA guidelines, and all prescriptions filled by these pharmacies were legally written by licensed medical/dental practitioners.
According to Michael Krause Law Professor at the George Mason University, Scalia Law School, an article on December 27, 2021, Wall Street Journal titled, A Case Against Walmart Mocks Justice, “The federal government sues the chain for filling valid prescriptions in compliance with state law” (2)
” Under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, when there’s a contradiction between valid federal and state law, the former prevails. But there’s no federal law requiring that Walmart pharmacists refuse to fill prescriptions that state law requires them to fill. The Controlled Substances Act creates only two circumstances in which pharmacists commit a federal crime by filling facially valid prescriptions for controlled substances.“
” First, if they “knowingly fill” a prescription that wasn’t issued by a doctor “in the usual course of professional treatment”—for instance, if a doctor hands out his entire Rx pad without examining any patient. Second, if they fill a prescription outside the “usual course of” pharmacy practice—for instance, if a “pill mill” dispenses opioids without checking the DEA number of the prescribing doctor. Not only isn’t Walmart being sued for such infractions; it has adopted innovative opioid-stewardship programs and worked with law enforcement agencies including the DEA to root out corrupt doctors.”
As written December 29, 2020, by the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board which was in a stark rebuke of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware claims that:
” Walmart “failed to detect and report at least hundreds of thousands of suspicious orders” and that as a pharmacy it “unlawfully filled thousands upon thousands of invalid controlled-substance prescriptions.” These actions enabled opioid abuse and “helped fuel a national crisis,” the feds say. (1)
“The complaint further alleges:
“Violations of the Controlled Substances Act and its accompanying regulations, but it is really a 160-page exercise in scapegoating a company because it is well-known and has deep pockets. Walmart doesn’t push pills on opioid addicts. Its pharmacists fill valid prescriptions written by doctors who are licensed by their states and registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).” (1)
Similarly, in the actions of Pronto Pharmacy LLC, Tampa Florida the DOJ/ DEA has shown absolutely NO proof these prescriptions written by licensed practitioners and patients having been diagnosed with a disease condition are illegitimate. Neither the DOJ/DEA found any prescription medications were being diverted for non-medical use.
norm j clement dds
“…racism wears many masks, it is called Jim Crow one decade…only to be disguised as voter ID in another century, preventing election fraud, when no fraud ever exists…when wisdom becomes a threat, the knowledgable are deem arrogant and those learned are imprisoned…in healthcare, we must lead the fight for justice by connecting the dots of injustice…uncovering the unique, cleverly designed barriers erected to inhibit people from seeking treatment and preventing those licensed professionally and whom are capable from delivering proper healthcare…requiring them to view humans as algorithms to be uncared, then only have systemic injustices wage war upon both their souls an affording neither of them dignity and respect…”
” The question is??? What are we going to do about it”
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN