NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, IN THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., IN THE SPIRIT OF REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., BEVERLY PRINCE MD., FACS., LEROY BAYLOR BS., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., IN THE SPIRIT OF BRAHM FISHER ESQ., JAY K. JOSHI MD., MBA, CYNTHIA B. JEFFERSON RN., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., ESTER HYATT PH.D., MICHELE ALEXANDER MD., BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISOR
jay k. joshi md.,mba:
“The misguided emphasis on purported red flags conflates an elemental analysis with an essential analysis, allowing individual actions, taken out of context, to constitute the full understanding of the term, “prescribing outside of the scope of professional practice”, without incorporating the full context of clinical behavior – a logical fallacy that has allowed certain individuals to pass investigational fraud as inductive legal arguments, and to retroactively redefine interpretations of hopelessly vague statutes.”
JOSH BLOOM PH.D.
FDA Must Act To Correct CDC’s 2016 Opioid Dosage Bungling.
It’s too little and far too late, but the FDA appears to be acting to correct the ignorance and ineptitude that was shoved down the collective throats of America’s pain patients in the form of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
Although neither the CDC nor its co-conspirators, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), possessed either the expertise or jurisdiction to set or regulate prescription drug policy, this didn’t stop the ill-conceived “guidelines” from becoming ill-conceived laws.
Both legitimate pain sufferers and drug abusers have suffered ever since in the form of inhumane deprivation of pain relief, and soaring overdose rates, respectively (1).
“The DEA has now threatened and scared doctors to the point they no longer can do what they were trained to do. Pain management doctors are being targeted for prescribing pain meds to people with legitimate chronic pain. When did that become part of the DEA’s duties? This needs to stop! Is torturing Americans now acceptable?“
GUIDELINES ARE BOTH MEDICALLY AND SCIENTIFICALLY FLAWED
Legal authority aside, the Guideline document was both medically and scientifically flawed, since it failed to take into account even the most fundamental principles of pharmacology in establishing comparative maximum daily doses of different opioid drugs, in doing so establishing a “one size fits all” that in reality fit none.
The FDA has requested public comments in response to its Morphine Milligram Equivalents: Current Applications and Knowledge Gaps, Research Opportunities, and Future Directions; Public Workshop. I have submitted mine, which can be found here.
Comment from Kicki Carlson
Posted by the Food and Drug Administration on Aug 2, 2021
“This is a comment from one person (me, another CPP) in regards to all unnecessary suicides from humans denied their right to medical help / PAIN. Who should we blame? Does it matter, it won’t bring these folks back from dead? There’s a solution to prevent further suicides. Revoke the CDC GL 2016 the deliberately misapplied T codes that make it look like opioid Rx is the reason for all OD in this opioid hysteria when all along with its all the new Fentanyl analogs in every street drug possible. DEA knows this CDC knows this PROP knows this etc.
EVERYONE knows this. Street opioid vs. Legit opioid Rx. Addicts are getting help which is great but what about all of us. Us in pain and the unnecessary suicides that’s because of it. A life -OD from street drugs vs. A life -suicide from untreated pain.
Why are only the ODs’ lives important enough to let this opioid hysteria go on when it can be fixed by revoking the CDC GL Now!
So all the folks of PROP DEA CDC and corrupt buddies need to change their false misleading narratives and apologize to the people of the USA, especially to family members that lost someone to suicide, that were very much in need of medical help and could have been prevented.
Veterans who served and were willing to die for their country but can’t get medical attention to what was caused by doing so! SUICIDES from people in unbearable pain that could have been avoided.
I myself 20 years on the same opioid Rx. Tried every other treatment and Rx and surgeries my doc suggested 4 years PRIOR to the opioid Rx. (Which most made it worse.) Since my Rx was taken away 95%. Can no longer work.
I only painfully exist – not living my life.
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN
(1) There is more than sufficient evidence to show that heroin and illicit fentanyl and its analogs, both far deadlier than prescription opioids, filled the void as legal medications became harder to obtain.