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., IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HON. PATRICE LUMUMBA, IN THE SPIRIT OF ERLIN CLEMENT SR., WALTER F. WRENN III., MD., 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
DEA EUROPE (NETHERLANDS, IRELAND)
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Comprised of 16 offices covering 46 countries, DEA Europe works in close coordination with its European law enforcement partners and DEA offices worldwide to achieve its mission of dismantling TCOs impacting the United States and Europe. In addition to conducting bilateral investigations, DEA Europe engages with its host-nation partners to provide training on a variety of issues related to drug law enforcement. These international partnerships are critical to combating the increasingly complex and sophisticated organizations that threaten the security of the United States and Europe.
In addition to its 16 country offices, DEA Europe maintains liaisons at the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, and at the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre-Narcotics (MAOC-N) in Lisbon, Portugal. DEA’s presence at these multi-national law enforcement centers, as well as coordination with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), allows for timely information sharing with international partners on operational and strategic initiatives related to drug law enforcement.
“WE ARE PHYSICIANS, PHARMACISTS, DENTISTS TREATING PATIENTS IN NEED OF PAIN CARE NOT STREET DRUG DEALERS AND TRAFFICKERS”
DEAR UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL MR. MERRICK GARLAND,
Once again we write, in a time when rule of law descended into mob rule, literally and figuratively, certain individuals rose to prominence with alarming alacrity.
Politically ambitious, morally ambiguous, these individuals used the pretense of law to unleash lawlessness throughout the land, from the general public to the courts of law.
Nowhere was this more manifest than in the investigation and adjudication of statutes around the opioid epidemic – in which extreme, medically inappropriate interpretations of the laws created a disparity between the law’s intention and its implementation.
Over the last several years there has been an increase in arrests, convictions, and incarceration of physicians who prescribe opiate pain medication. This increase is associated with the 2016 CDC guidelines and the misapplication of those guidelines by DOJ/DEA.
In guidelines 90, MME is mentioned as a goal. The DOJ/DEA has wrongly decided that these are not guidelines but laws or rules. At a recent trial, the government’s star witness Dr. Timothy King said that 90 MME’S was the “absolute” threshold when prescribing opiate pain medication. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I have enclosed an official statement from the CDC regarding the 2016 guidelines and their misapplication. The AMA has written several articles questioning the validity of this measurement. The CDC should never have issued guidelines concerning medication in the first place.
The FDA is the government agency responsible for approving medication. Once a medication is approved the physician has the sole authority to prescribe any medication they feel is medically necessary. There is no authority that can say otherwise including the DOJ/DEA.
JAY K. JOSHI MD
THE DAILY REMEDY________
“We request a civil rights investigation into violations of healthcare rights for those disenfranchised during the opioid epidemic – in which the fear of prosecution defines the quality of patient care.”
“and so my fellow Americans”
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN