REPUBLISHED AND REPORTED BY
NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, BELINDA BROWN-PARKER, IN THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., INC.T. 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., JULIE KILLINGWORTH, LESLY POMPY MD., CHRISTOPHER RUSSO, MD., NANCY SEEFELDT, WILLIE GUINYARD BS., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., MBA, BEVERLY C. PRINCE MD., FACS., NEIL ARNAND, MD., RICHARD KAUL, MD., 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 NJOKU, BS., RPH., IN THE SPIRIT OF DEBRA LYNN SHEPHERD, BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISORS
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JUST AS THE VIDEO WAS RECORDED BY THE CELL PHONE CAMERA OF YOUNG DARNELLA FRAZIER, BORE WITNESS TO THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD THE BLOG youarewithinthenorms.com BARES WITNESS AND BOTH ALLOWS THE SYSTEM TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE”
RICHARD LAWHERN PH.D.
Board of Scientific Advisors National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
CC: Office of the Executive Secretary, CDC
CC: Office of Scientific Integrity, CDC
It has come to my attention that thousands of comments submitted to the Federal Register on the recently circulated draft revised CDC Practice Guidelines for prescription of opioids have been extensively redacted to remove identifiable names from the text and to restrict public access to the original comments as submitted.
I see no rational or legal basis for this action. Those who have commented were afforded the opportunity to submit their input anonymously and their names continue to be readable from the public archive of their submissions.
However, the redaction process is so extreme as to remove the names of authors quoted in academic references of the comments themselves. Likewise, the redaction process has removed the names of the writers of the proposed guideline revision, despite the fact that author names are publicly available information.
I can only surmise that this action has been taken to protect the authors of the revised guidelines from public censure for their gross anti-opioid biases, cherry-picked and misinterpreted research, application of junk science, and wildly inaccurate and inappropriate assertions concerning risks versus benefits of long-term opioid therapy.
It is now well known that the CDC violated its own internal policies in the selection of guideline writers for both the 2016 and 2022 releases of this document. In consequence, it is clear that both Debra Houry and Roger Chou MD have profound professional and perhaps financial conflicts of interest that should have eliminated them from participation in the development of US National policy on the prescription of opioids.
I would appreciate a direct response to this correspondence at your earliest convenience but in no event later than 30 April 2022.
Richard A “Red” Lawhern PhD
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN