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FROM DOCTORS OF COURAGE REPORTS
by Felix Brizuela | Nov, Sun, 2021 |
THE SECRET PARTNERSHIP
Doctors of Courage, through the freedom of information act, was able to obtain close to 300 pages of information, considered classified and for “insiders” only, concerning the HFPP or Healthcare Fraud and Prevention Partnership, designed to address what has been considered the prescription opioid crisis, which was felt to be solely responsible for rising abuse and deaths from opioids.
Keep in mind that there is now unequivocal proof that prescription opioids accounted for less than 1% of opiates abused. This information was released on October 20, 2021. The policies by which the federal government, in conjunction with government agencies such as the FBI, DEA, and state medical boards, have been implicated to control what they called, “fraud, abuse, and waste”.
Through the enforcement of policies from the HFPP “white papers”, Qlarant (a high technology company that uses computer technology to obtain information about patients, doctors, and pharmacies without consent violating their fourth amendment rights).
The health insurance industry and an organization of physicians (PROP) with no formal training in policies being addressed and who are opposed to using of opioids for long-term pain management and whose policies are now being scrutinized by the press were part of the conspiracy.
The HFPP white papers utilize the 2016 CDC guidelines on opiate prescribing to justify classifying opioid use as “fraud, abuse, and waste” by misinterpreting these guidelines as “laws”.
The CDC, in its July 2021 meeting which I attended and spoke at, adamantly deny that these were meant to be anything but guidelines, emphasizing that the ultimate decision was between the doctor and the patient at this meeting.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION “STRONG-ARMED” POLICY TO CRIMINALIZE OPIOID USE
So in retrospect, the Trump administration “strong-armed” policy to criminalize the use of opioids which they felt was not appropriate. There was no input from chronic pain groups and organizations like the chronic pain society, the AMA, physicians with respected publications on chronic pain management, or certification boards such as the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology or the ABEM (American Academy of Emergency Physicians) who provide certification of pain management for physicians.
By using the “white paper” guidelines, gives the government clout to define the misuse of opioids by whatever definition they feel is appropriate. By placing opioid “misuse” under the umbrella of fraud, waste, and abuse, allows for criminalization of prescribing of opioids and leaves physicians, pharmacists, and other health care personal criminally liable for any prescribing of opioids for any use, even medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for drug addiction with the use of methadone, naloxone or buprenorphine.
The white papers are of the opinion that opioids should be used only for MAT or cancer patients but still criminalize the use of opioids regardless.
TO BE CONTINUED
CONGRESS MUST CLEAN UP THIS MESS
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN
About the Author Felix Brizuela
Born in Cuba, Felix moved to New Jersey when he was two years old. He played football and wrestled for Rutgers University. He graduated medical training at the now-named Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and did his residency in neurology. His medical practice was located in Morgantown, WV, and Connellsville, PA. He has teaching experience, serving as department chair at Temple University and teaching attendant at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has done investigative studies with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis and served as chief investigator for a study of the postpolio syndrome and chronic fatigue. He was also a chief investigator in a study involving the use of intravenous gamma-globin for the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, entitled “IVIG and CIDP, dose matters”. The paper was presented at a poster presentation in France. He has lectured overseas on the topic of CIDP and immune neuropathy.
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