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FROM THE WRENN WRAP MEDICAL REPORT
WALTER F. WRENN, III., MD.
All over America people who are addicted to opiates are dying and being ignored. When an individual who is addicted to opiates is incarcerated they began to withdraw. I observed such a situation when I was an inmate in Camden County Jail.
A young white male was put into my cell making him the 3rd person to be added to a cell designed for two. He lay on the floor shaking and vomiting for 3 days. He was then given 8 mg of Suboxone getting some relief. He was one of the lucky ones. Others have not been so lucky.
During the withdrawal period, they not only vomit but develop diarrhea, along with sweating, become dehydrated and die. Cause of death dehydrated, renal failure. In actuality, they died from “dope sickness ” withdrawal from opiates without proper medical care.
Since this is never reported we have no idea how many incarcerated opiate-dependent individuals died while incarcerated. Another unreported and ignored situation I have always been aware of. Physicians are arrested and charged with various crimes. Their medical license and DEA license are revoked.
Their office is closed and a sign is posted by the authorities for them to call a number for help. The patients who are coming for their regularly scheduled appointment have nowhere to go. The majority have used their last medication that day or several days before. Some are already in withdrawal. The others will soon be.
Because they are now experiencing “dope sickness ” they turn to the street for relief which results in drug overdose and death. These individuals are never reported and the agencies and individuals in the DOJ/DEA and state licensing boards who precipitated these events turn a blind eye and pretend they had nothing to do with it.
While I was incarcerated and lost my license two patients of mine died from a drug overdose. They were being treated with Suboxone but since I was incarcerated were not able to get their medication, went to the streets, and died. I am sure if you asked the many physicians who have been arrested and had their practice closed they would have similar or worse stories.
Just based on a rough estimate the numbers are in the thousands. Another hidden cause of death is laws. Drug Delivery Resulting In Death was meant to hold major drugs dealers accountable for deaths from the drugs they sold. To date, few major drug dealers have been arrested using that law.
However low-level drug dealers’ family members and friends have. Since people know you can be arrested and go to jail if someone you know and is doing drugs with experiences a drug overdose they don’t call 911 and the person dies.
- How many people have died as a result of bad laws?
2. Why does a physician lose their medical license and DEA license before they are convicted of a crime?
3. When will the DOJ/DEA and state medical boards take responsibility for causing these unintended consequences?
4. The question I have for you is when will we get the truth?
Walter F. Wrenn, III, M.D.
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN
I agree with Dr. Wrenn about untreated opioid withdrawl contributing to opioid deaths. I also agree that fear of regulatory agencies and closure of pain clinics has resulted in lack of access to pain medications and leaves chronic pain patients suffering in terrible pain and no choice but to use tainted street drugs also contributing to opioid deaths.. Unfortunately, according to one article published in the Philidephia News Paper “Bucs Daily Voice” covering Dr. Warren’s case, stated Dr. Wrenn lied on his requests for drug reimbursement for the patients . Likely this led into trouble. The prosecuting attorney also cited the physicians prescriptions far exceeded the arbitrary ceiling of 90 mg MME dose ” which the CDC has since repudiated as something to be used to prosecute physicians. Unfortunately people with little knowledge of medicine are prosecuting physicians and not people with appropriate medical backrounds.