THE CASE OF WALMART PHARMACY VERSUS THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CDC,(DEA) DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION: APPLYING THE OPIOID QUACKERY GUIDELINES PART-2 (WHY WALMART SHOULD NOT SETTLE)

BY

NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, BELINDA BROWN-PARKER, IN THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., IN THE SPIRIT OF REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., MBA, BEVERLY C. PRINCE MD., FACS., LEROY BAYLOR,   JAY K. JOSHI MD., MBA, ADRIENNE EDMUNDSON, ESTER HYATT PH.D., WALTER L. SMITH BS., IN THE SPIRIT OF BRAHM FISHER ESQ., MICHELE ALEXANDER MD., CUDJOE WILDING BS, MARTIN NDJOU, BS., RPH., IN THE SPIRIT OF DEBRA LYNN SHEPHERD, BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISORS

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN CLAIMS OF UNSCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGIES FOUND IN ORTHODONTICS AND OPIOID CRISIS INSPIRED BY A LECTURE WEBINAIRE FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

WALMART

THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION VS. WALMART PHARMACY INC.

INSPIRED BY POPE FRANCES AND THE LITTLE GIRL:

“These agencies have  failed to recognize a people’s chronic disease conditions of intractable pain, while further failing to understand or comprehend human suffering, the science of clinical medical treatment and the value of human life.”

THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION VS. WALMART PHARMACY INC

“WALMART PHARMACY AND HOW FED’s QUACKERY IS PUT INTO ACTION AN INJUSTICE TO ONE IS AN INJUSTICE TO ALL”

The Walmart Pharmacy case demonstrates a classic illustration of how the elements of quackery are applied to drive the false narrative of the opioid crisis precipitated by prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies.

Thus, Walmart Pharmacy should never settle and take their case with the government to court.

THE SCAPEGOATING OF WALMART BY  THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DECEMBER 29, 2020:

” The complaint 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).

WALL STREET JOURNAL:

” THE FEDS SEEK BILLIONS IN PENALTIES FOR FILLING VALID OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS”

Walmart notes that the DEA has suggested that some combinations of opioids never have a legitimate medical purpose and should never be filled. Yet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to cover these opioid combinations and wants such prescriptions to be evaluated based on individual medical circumstances. Walmart filed a pre-emptive suit in October seeking clarity about the standards for handling prescriptions, but it has received no answers.

The DOJ complaint also includes more than 190 mentions of “red flags” about suspicious opioid prescriptions. It claims Walmart often didn’t adequately resolve them and sometimes knowingly filled illegitimate prescriptions despite the warnings. But Walmart notes in its lawsuit that the Controlled Substances Act “and its implementing regulations do not include the concept of red flagslet alone identify any particular factors as a red flag.”

THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS AS FUNDAMENTAL AS THE RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE

Walmart is a conglomerate chain, yet its case exemplifies that the Drug Enforcement Administration has no steady-state of enforcement and applies arbitrary rules to justify selective enforcement tactics. 

According to  Helen Borel, RN, Ph.D., in her book “American Agony: The Opioid War Against Patients in Pain which:

“…challenges and disproves the egregious lies – publicized as truths throughout our country by federal state and other officials-that drug addicts are dying because physicians are prescribing opioid medications for pain patient.”

Dr. Helen Borel further articulates:

“Clearly, patients suffering various diseases, genetic conditions, unburies or surgeries leaving them in chronic, intractable pain that requires prescription opioids – have zero to do with drug addicts who choose illicit substances to get “high.” 

“Patient on opioids for analgesia, don’t experience “high,” simply pain relief.”

POLITICIAN AND GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS SITTING ABSENCE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

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SITTING HEADLESS, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF DEA OPIOID QUACKERY

“In relation to Orthodontics

A. The promotion of unsubstantiated methods that lack a scientifically plausible rationale

B. They recommend against conventional therapies

C. Promote potentially harmful therapies: such as MME

D. Promote Magical thinking: always a little mystic

E. You criminalize medical protocols, physician diagnosis, and treatments, “drain the medical healthcare providers bank accounts”

This article is supported by required audio and video narratives (a detailed read/study/videos) 

THE ORTHODONTIC QUACKERY CHECKLIST

DOJ OPERATES ON THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE

Pharmacists cannot predict, prevent, diagnose, or cure drug addiction (opioids) that simply is not part of their training, expertise, or licensure.

Drs. Nora Volkow and Thomas McLlellan of the National Institutes on Drug Abuse pointed out in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016 that, “Unlike tolerance and physical dependence, addiction is not a predictable result of opioid prescribing. Addiction occurs in only a small percentage of persons who are exposed to opioids — even among those with preexisting vulnerabilities.”

a) Jeff Singer MD CATO Institute:

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/follow-science-opioids

Policymakers and the press continue to confuse chemical dependency with addiction. They are two completely different things.

b) FORMER SENATOR HATCH ON DEA AND OPIOID CRISIS AND ABUSE  

C-SPAN.org https://www.c-span.org/video/?435395-3/senator-hatch-dea-opioid-crisis

Research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that the overdose rate has been following a steady exponential growth curve since at least the late 1970s—well before the invention of OxyContin in 1996—with no signs of slowing. The only changes over the years relate to the particular drugs in vogue.

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THE JACKEL

THE PHARM D. PHYSICIAN WANT TO BE, DEA’s Uncomfortable pharmacist THAT operates on the absence of evidence

Yet, in these cases, the pharmacist acts by using no sound scientific materials to support their “uncomfortable foundation.”

  1. The pharmacist does no physical examination on the patients.
  2. The pharmacist reviews nor orders any lab work. 
  3. The pharmacist reviews nor orders additional radiographs and views no progress report. 
  4. The pharmacist further fails by entering nothing into writing as to the decision of how they determine the prescription(s) to be illegitimate and why they’ve interjected themselves into the practitioner-patient relationship by withholding or denying patients their medications.
The Other Side of Opioids-Series

The American Medical Association strongly supports a pharmacist carrying out his or her corresponding responsibility under state and federal law, but the past few years are rife with examples of patients facing what amounts to interrogations at the pharmacy counter as well as denial of legitimate medications.

THE DEA OPIOID QUACKERY CHECKLIST 

  1. Develop a new disease: Opioid Crisis, Opioid nieve
  2. Develope a new method of diagnosis: MME Red Flags of diversion without the a of patient record, radiographs, physical examination. Pharmacist to insure cash ratio. Patients paying cash. Distant travels
  3. New Name for treatment: Tappering doses
  4. Set up course for Pharmacist (target Pharmacist) and you criticizes others)
  5. Resist debate and dismiss research evidence.

DEA CREATES THE UNCERTAINTY

Uncertainty is increased by claims based on low-level evidencewhich we see in the 2016 CDC Guidelines use of Morphine Milligram Equivalence and to quantify recommendations, policies, or laws.

Dr. Josh Bloom,ACSH’s Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, 

The use of MME was automatically flawed because it ignored even the most basic tenets of pharmacology, the absence of which made it impossible to rationally determine the relative strength of one drug to another. 

THE AMERICAN AGONY

Unfortunately, this methodology, which became the foundation of the CDC’s catastrophic 2016 publication Prescribing Guideline for Prescribing Opioids, has metastasized ever since as one state after another has passed laws limiting the prescribing of opioids analgesic, often based on the Guideline’s erroneous conclusions.

Jeff Singer MD States:

As I have written before, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show no correlation between the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors and the non-medical use of opioids or opioid use disorder. 

Jeff Singer MD. demonstrates The Ignorance of Law Enforcement (3)

Yet policymakers squeeze doctors and their patients in pain while non-medical users of drugs in the black market have long ago moved on to more readily available and dangerous drugs like illicit fentanyl.

This has always been a drug prohibition crisis—not an opioid crisis. The attorneys general can claim a few scalps from the pharma industry, but until we end the war on drugs nothing else will change.

FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN

YOUAREWITHINTHENORMS.COM, (WYNTON MARSALIS CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET AND 2 OBOES, 1984)

THE NORMS

reference:

  1. KEVIN OBRIEN ORTHO QUACKERY
Orthodontic snake oil and the orthodontic fringe

2. BARRACK OBAMA: DO NOT BE AFRAID:

AND THE LORD SAID ONTO PAUL DO NOT BE AFRAID

3. Federalist Society Criminal Law and Procedure: Opioids 2021

Opioids in 2021: Enforcement Strategies and Policy PrescriptionsOpioid deaths in the US rose 29% during the course of the recent COVID pandemic. More than 55,000 Americans die annually from opioid consumption. Overtaken to some extent by other events, the opioid crisis is still with us and might be getting worse. The four participants in this panel discussion brought a wealth of experience and insight to …www.youtube.com
Opioid in 2021

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