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
norman j clement rph., dds…July 2021:
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.”
Senator Dick Durbin,
Sir, we have a growing crisis in our Country in healthcare delivery where the DEA has been “busy haunting and raiding doctors’ offices, seizing assets, dictating opioid dosages, curtailing various classes of opioid and prescription medications so that there are shortages.”
The DEA in collusion with the United States Department of Justice is undermining healthcare in America, “turning once quality medicine into chaos.” Further, turning doctors, pharmacists, dentists into criminals, and the death toll to patients needing pain care is staggering and going virtually unreported.
“WE ARE LICENSED PHARMACISTS NOT CRIMINAL DRUG DEALERS”
The Story of Renee Blare must move you to act on DEA hostility toward our Doctors, Pharmacists, and Patients in Pain being Criminalized. Renee Blare is White and a Pharmacist, she and her husband James suffer from Chronic Intractable Pain.
I am Black and a Pharmacist, My Pharmacy Pronto Pharmacy Tampa Fl., was raided by DEA “thugs.” The DEA admitted they conducted no investigation. My pharmacy followed all the rules.
Yet, I was not alone five other Black own Pharmacies were targeted we then organized and formed a working group called the North Star Pharmacist Group, and began identifying DEA Injustices.
All of us are highly-trained Pharmacists and the DEA doesn’t know what they’re talking about in the care and treatment of Pain; more specifically, Chronic intractable Pain. This agency has become a Criminal Governmental Thug Organization, “Arm With Badges And Guns and Profound Stupidity.”
Senator Durbin, we demand you do something, we demand you call for a hearing and investigation on the DEA and DOJ. The death toll is Staggering. Please read Helen Borel’s RN, Ph.D., book, “The America Agony: The Opioid War Against Patients in Pain.”
“It is time to stop the torture and shame of being a pain patient in the United States”
Renee Blare, RPh (disabled)
My name is Renee Blare and I was born with a soft cleft palate and lots of challenges. This made me a shy, withdrawn child and one who was always trying to ‘catch up with the rest of the world. For some people, like my husband, it meant pounding anybody in the ground who dared to expect anything else or call them anything less but their names.
For me? I was afraid of my own shadow much less anybody else’s. But as I grew a vein of determination and something much harder was forged within my soul. Why? Because the pain, much like that within my husband, of being mocked, hazed, bullied, and rejected for being different, turned into a strength.
Anybody who is born different for any reason understands what I’m talking about.
I say all of that to say this— I am a rule follower, not a land forger. Why?
This brings us to another part of my life. I have, for most of my life, found comfort in structure— rules. They have provided me a system or place of definition in a world of chaos and pain. This started when I was a child and I have used it my entire life.
Structure, logic, rules, science, pharmacy… my life has always been about a system of some sort to bring chaos and pain under control. Whether it be mental, emotional, or physical, I needed it to survive.
Until the Lord ripped all of that away one Spring. Pain consumed my life. Nothing I did brought it under control. Science didn’t have the answers. Logic only took me so far and structure? I couldn’t rationalize the situation into a neat, tidy box. And rules? That’s where we are today. Let’s talk about the little girl who has followed the rules
Renee — me — has, for the most part, been an exemplary student and citizen of her chosen career and country. She rarely challenged authority, much less her parents. Rules were made for the protection of all, and not to be broken. That’s how she believed and lived her life.
Renee followed the rules.
She was in by curfew
She never skipped school.
She went to college.
She became a pharmacist.
She did her job by the book. Protected her patients to the utmost of her ability, and followed the rules, the law, and the ethical code of conduct, but most of all, she abided by every oath she took— starting with the Pharmacist Oath.
Renee followed the rules.
And then I (Renee) became disabled and I discovered in America, rules, no matter who makes them, are made to be broken. My protection blanket betrayed me.
Rule Number One: The disabled are protected in the country from discrimination and abuse by the government. *ADA
This is the biggest lie in America. The Americans with Disabilities Act is not enforced for Chronic Pain Patients and Rare Disease Patients who are disabled of which I am one as well as my husband.
We are discarded like the newborn calf on the high plains of Wyoming in a spring snowstorm. We are left to die while the herd seeks shelter from the rancher’s fresh laid hay in the gated pastures of home.
Except, you see, in Wyoming, the rancher would BE the ADA and ACLU that the United States citizens have expected of old.
A Wyoming rancher braves the bitter cold and life-threatening territory and goes out into the storm. He rescues the hurt and suffering animal that can’t defend itself— the one or two, however many he needs to— and brings them back to the safety of the herd. He nurses them back to health if NEED BE. Why? Because they are part of HIS HERD. HIS HOME.
The Chronic and Rare Disease patients in this country are part of AMERICA TOO! We are hurt and suffering and DYING. We are lost in the storm. Who will come and save us?
The rules are broken. They are not being followed. They have lost their power in this country because nobody is enforcing them. Instead, they are making up their own as they go along.
What rules am I talking about?
LAWS ON THE BOOKS
American with Disabilities
Rare Disease Research
DEA threats/arrests disabled
DEA threats/arrest patients
DEA threats/arrest doctors
DEA threat/arrests dr/pts
No care for pain
No pain care for post-surgery, chronic pain, emergent, urgent care, childhood diseases,
I live in the United States of America and if I didn’t know better by looking at this list, I would swear I lived in a country that believed in torture. Or are we actually enforcing genocide and Third Reich tactics now? I’m not laughing. This is no joke.
Do you think this will end with Chronic Pain and Rare Disease patients, America? Opiates are the most useful drugs in the American arsenal. They are not going anywhere! And they are NOT killing your kids, brothers, sisters, parents, and friends. What is?
ENFORCING GENOCIDE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SYNTHETIC FENTANYL. Look it up. It’s not a natural drug. It’s not a NATURAL OPIATE. It’s a concocted nightmare. It’s MADE IN A LAB LIKE THE CORONAVIRUS.
Think about that for a second. Who and what is killing the addicts in America? It’s not the doctors and Chronic Pain Patients who live in your communities and take care of you. It’s the people who work in a LAB ACROSS THE WORLD.
AND YOU ARE TORTURING YOUR NEIGHBOR FOR THEM. AN INNOCENT PAIN PATIENT WHO HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG, NOT EVEN BROKE A RULE.
Rule Number Two: People are inherently good and do not hurt others intentionally.
I believe with my whole heart that everybody in this country has a chronic pain patient in their family or friend circle. They KNOW someone well who has suffered at the hand of the government over the past 5-10 years. And they are NOT an addict.
These people work at a professional job or maybe even healthcare workers. Someone you would never know suffer chronic pain or have a rare disease if you were to meet them as a stranger. Why? Because they are not DEBILITATED by their pain.
They don’t cry each morning after throwing up after rising from bed. They don’t need to stay in a recliner all day because they can’t stand or sit upright because the pain sends them to their knees. But that doesn’t mean they are NOT a Chronic Pain Patient. It means they aren’t as bad as the other one— yet.
You see, you know me. You just don’t know it! What I am saying?
I’m looking at you in the eyes of your mom or sister who has MS or Fibromyalgia. I stare back at you in the smile of your best friend who fights arthritis in her knees every day at work and goes home to soak in the tub and then lather the cream on after maybe a glass of wine. I’m the one who tosses the paint on the canvas and fights the shoulder and wrist pain afterward. I’m the brother
I’m looking at you through the eyes of your mom who has MS and struggles to open that jar.
I’m in the smile of your sister who has Fibromyalgia that winces when she rises from the dinner table.
I’m with you when you wait for your best friend after work as she rubs cream on her sore arthritis knees and takes a pain pill.
I’m standing beside you when you toss the paint on the canvas but have to stop because your wrist and shoulder hurt too much to continue.
I’m the sore throat after eating a bag of chips with that too hot salsa reminding you to have the surgery you should have had four years ago but won’t because you know you won’t get pain relief afterward.
I’m the ringing in your ears because the pain has hit a high crescendo and you have held your breath too long.
I’m the pain in your fingers from holding your brother’s hand while he breathes through another long, trying muscle cramp from having no muscle tone in his leg from CRPS.
It’s time for the story to change. It’s time for America to stop being AFRAID AND DEFEND HER OWN PEOPLE.
Renee Blare, RPh (disabled)
Chronic Pain Alliance of the West (CPAW)
An affiliate of the National Pain Council
Thank You, Renee, for your words, Norman J Clement RPh., DDS
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN
reference: The Lawhern Files
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