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
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.”
norman j clement rph.,dds…July 2021
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), 36th Meeting, Friday, July 16, 2021, Zoom Meeting, Co-Chairs: Dr. Amy Bonomi and Dr. Chinazo Cunningham (Open to the Public)
“We Are Licensed Pharmacists Not Drug Dealers”
Comments by M. Renee Blare, RPh (licensed but disabled pharmacist of Wyoming) — 5th to Comment of Public Comments
“Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and thank you for the opportunity to comment today. My name is Margaret Renee Blare. I am from Newcastle, Wyoming and I represent the Chronic Pain Alliance of the West and the National Pain Council.
“I am a twenty-five year licensed pharmacist with the State of Wyoming and I became disabled in July of 2019 from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 2 or Causalgia.
“My clinical experience includes Veterans Health Administration at the VA, Indian Health Service, retail, hospital at the staff level, ADPAC, and managerial. I am practiced with Veterans, Native Americans, and most races and cultures of this country.
“My comments today come from the viewpoint as a healthcare provider and a rare and severe pain patient. I am open to questions at the end of my statement.”
“In 2015, the CDC released the 2016 Guidelines being revisited and discussed here today. They impacted veterans, Native Americans, and public healthcare similar to the implementation of the “5th Vital Sign” in the late 90’s— with devastating consequences.
“Escalating suicide and overdose rates, misapplication of the guidelines by political, state, and federal agencies including the DEA, led to a traumatic impact on chronic, severe pain patients in America including rare disease, post-surgical, and disabled patients.
“The last seven years have led to the destruction of Wyoming’s severe pain and rare disease healthcare. The medical patient in this class has little to no options or access to care while their specialists have “retired,” left the state, stopped practicing, been incarcerated by the DEA, or ceased to prescribe opioids at all due to restrictions to their DEA license. In addition, the suicide rate in Wyoming overall has climbed to dramatically past the overall rate of 17% this year.
“No matter the intent, goal, or method that the CDC may desire with these guidelines and their purpose and the American Healthcare System, the DEA will still manipulate them to their own desires and intent.
“As long as they (the guidelines) exist, they can and will be “misapplied.” I contend the only way to stop the drastic harm to patients, providers, and the system is to repeal the guidelines and trust the system. PUBLISH, ADVISE, BUT DO NOT REGULATE.
Thank you for your time,”
M. Renee Blare, R.Ph. (Disabled)
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN
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