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“WE ARE NOT POWERLESS, AND THROUGH OUR VIDEOS, WRITINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, WE WILL EXPOSE THE ABUSES AND TYRANNY OF UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
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“WE ARE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, NOT STREET DRUG DEALERS “
THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE CREATIVE PROSECUTIONS OF MEDICAL PROVIDERS
According to Cathleen London MD., JD:
“The DOJ counts on the vague definition in the CSA of “legitimate medical purpose” to prosecute, even though agents admit they do not know what that is. The government uses this legal ambiguity to their advantage and the result is policing and terrorizing physicians.
In 2004, after much urging, the DEA released guidance on opioid administration. Less than two months later, the support of the guidelines was withdrawn, and it was removed from the website.
“[T]he federal government has made physicians the scapegoats for the failed drug war . . .legitimate, well-meaning professionals who keep accurate records, pain physicians also present a better target than underground, black market drug dealers.” Acquittals are an aberration, and attributable to the prosecutions’ failure to flip witnesses.
It is a flawed argument that people became accidentally addicted from a prescription for pain medication. It is misleading as the vast majority of non-medical use of opioids has been in people who obtained the drugs from friends, relatives, or dealers. As far as pharmaceutical pain medication being a ‘gateway drug’ the government’s own data refutes this; approximately 4% of people who abuse prescription drugs go on to use heroin. Cochrane reviews show addiction rates to pain medication at about one percent.”
FROM DOCTORS OF COURAGE
David Ciancimino, MD, 63, was an independent solo practitioner practicing psychiatry and neurology/psychiatry in Shelton, CT. He was also an assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine for 29 years where he taught and supervised medical students, did inpatient psychiatry, was a consultant to medicine and surgery services, and treated college students.
He was also on active staff at Bridgeport Hospital and courtesy staff at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. So I’m sure he knew his medicine, how to evaluate patients, and there was no justification on the attack on him. He was probably like most doctors, thinking “I’m safe from attack because I do everything right.” Sorry, doc. That thinking is why the government is getting away with these attacks. Doctors are simply low-hanging fruit to be plucked at will.
Dr. Ciancimino became a government target in October 2020, using his prescribing of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, and stimulants, such as Adderall, even though as a psychiatrist, those are medicines he would normally be prescribing. The government sent in an undercover federal agent. In the prosecuting argument, they stated that the officer paid $200 for the visit, which is at least average cost, or maybe even lower than some. They then complained that there was little or no medical exam. But a psychiatric appointment doesn’t require a medical exam. In fact, in real life if a psychiatrist were to do a medical exam, a woman might consider that assault or sexual abuse. So it is obvious that the attack on Dr. Ciancimino was purely targeting for government purposes.
Dr. Ciancimino was arrested on September 23, 2021. On January 24, 2022, he waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams to one count of distribution of a controlled substance without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the scope of professional practice and surrendered his medical license. He also agreed to forfeit $175,773.45—one of the reasons for the government attacks on doctors. The other is job security.
Using USC 21 §802(56)(c) is standard procedure against targeted doctors, even though this was the phrase put into the Controlled Substance Act for the purpose of exempting doctors treating patients. But as a result of the government agencies violating human rights because they can without retribution, they started the propaganda against controlled substances causing addiction, turned this statute around to use against doctors, and started raking in the money and getting promotions.
The government agents and agencies reaping benefits from this attack were USA Leonard C Boyle, USA Vanessa Roberts Avery, AUSA Heather L. Cherry, the DEA New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and HHS-OIG’s Office of Investigations, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Middlebury, Bristol, East Windsor, Glastonbury, Hamden, Manchester, New Britain, Newington, Watertown and West Haven Police Departments. When doctors are attacked and their assets forfeited, those assets are shared among the government agencies that supposedly “helped” in the investigation.
On June 22, 2022, David Ciancimino, MD was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and also ordered Ciancimino to pay a $25,000 fine in addition to the forfeited $175,773.45 seized at the time of his arrest.
UNDERSTANDING THE PLEA GAME AND WHY DOCTORS TAKE A PLEA!!
So now, you might ask why, if he is innocent, did he take a guilty plea. Well, since the government confiscates all of your money and freezes all of your assets, unless you have protected yourself and your finances, you have nothing with which to hire a lawyer. So you are assigned a public defender whose job is to get you to take a plea. And the unlawful techniques of the DOJ to force witness perjury and other crimes gives them a 97% conviction rate. Then add to that the propaganda that the government has fed to the jury pool over the last 20 years, and few doctors have a chance in court. Innocent until proven guilty is no longer the premise of our judicial system. Judicial abuse is now the rule, not the exception. And that is one thing Doctorsofcourage, in conjunction with America United International (AUI) is working to change.
FROM SUGAR-LAND TEXAS
“Through active listening and thoughtful questioning, I aim to provide prompt and compassionate care. My practice is based on the ABCs. I believe in being Available for the patient, in a Behavior that is open and warm with the patient, and being Competent to deal with the problem.
ASHOK JAIN MD
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist. I have been Board Certified in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in three separate boards, including Forensic Psychiatry. I completed my Psychiatry residency from University of Texas (Houston) and served as Chief Resident in the program. I have held several senior positions, including Chief of Psychiatry, Medical Director, and Chairman of Psychiatry, at various leading institutions. I have also published numerous articles, journals, books, and am currently active in many community awareness programs. Currently, I am the Founder/Executive Medical Director of Psychiatric Solutions, PC, rendering care in the Sugar Land, Katy, Sealy, and Lake Jackson areas.” The DOJ-DEA is now accusing him of conspiracy on breaking Control Substance Acts laws.
TARGETING INCLUDES ADDICTION SPECIALIST WHO TREAT OPIOID ADDICTION
The DOJ has not limited their targets to pain prescribers. Several addiction specialists have also been raided. Stuart Gitlow MD, a forensic psychiatrist, was raided. Dr. Gitlow is a Past President of ASAM, and the Past Chair of the AMA’s Council on Science & Public Health. He has not been charged nor has his property been returned. “Nothing stops the FBI from saying our practice is illegitimate based on some random expert they bring in to say that we didn’t do x, y, or z ‘correctly’ in their eyes.”
A few months later, Tom Reach, MD had his addiction clinics closed down. Ironically, over eight years, Dr. Reach had worked with the DEA and state agencies through attorneys (spending well over $500,000) to ensure they were complying with all laws and regulations. They asked for site visits and opinions. Dr. Reach is a past president of the Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine and was on the legislative committee of ASAM. He was on the governor’s commission to help write the rules and regulations around buprenorphine in Tennessee and Virginia. Now the DOJ is accusing him of conspiracy on those same laws.
FROM DOCTORS OF COURAGE
Let me introduce you to a new friend. Zahid Imran, MD is an innocent, former-incarcerated physician. He heard of Doctors of Courage through another inmate, and reached out to me. A fantastic find! He is a wonderful writer, and really understands the problem. Here is his very apropos letter in honor of Independence day. Everything he says is “right on”.
Dear Friends — Happy 4th of July. Independence is a worth celebrating and while I celebrate the Independence of United States of America, I wish the same for all those who are in bondage, slavery of any kind, under occupation or neo-colonial rule to be able to enjoy the gifts of Independence.
Freedom and Independence should not be taken for granted rather it should be guarded. This is one blessing that is easy to lose if the civil society does not work hard to protect and can be lost to tyranny and oppression before masses even realize. Once it is lost, regaining it becomes a very hard task. The history of people of Kashmir, Palestine and Jewish people are great lessons. Yes, I do understand the case for a home land for Jewish Diaspora. They have been in exile for centuries. Now the “great powers” have put the two groups fighting for their independence in a situation where they are fighting against each other with no end in sight.
Let us not forget that the United States of America has evolved into a “CARCERAL STATE”. While we enjoy fireworks and parades we must keep those citizens in mind who have been brandished forever with a label of ‘felon”. Many of them, innocent. A recent study claimed that at least 17% (or 19%) who plead guilty in courts are in fact INNOCENT.
A Justice System that was built on the premise that ‘it would let 99 guilty walk rather than convicting ONE innocent” has become a mockery of this concept where 95% plead guilty who are charged without ever going to trial. Why? The trials result in brutal sentences and are rigged by Federal Judges in favor of prosecution.
Recently the plea of General Michael Flynn has forced even conservative Wall Street Journal to express concerns in editorials and op-ed pages. Wall Street Journal even published an op-ed written by Rod Blagojevich, ex-governor of Illinois in which he announced that he is Innocent and that the courts are prosecuting non-crimes.
I ask all my family and friends to pledge today that they will work for Judicial and Prison Reforms. Today is the most appropriate day to make this pledge.
I do make this pledge because my mom (may God bless her soul) taught us loyalty and sincerity to our every pledge and that includes my PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA —
I will work for Judicial Reform for keeping the promise of America — the land of the brave and the free.
The fallout is a vast chilling effect that directly undermines any attempts to expand access to treatment for substance use disorder which is greatly needed.
More harm is being caused by the DOJ as overdose deaths have reached new records. There were 100,00 fatal overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021 representing a 30% increase over the previous year. Prescription opioid use is at historic lows. The deaths are a result of “a volatile and lethal drug supply. More people are not choosing fentanyl but the street supply is dangerous.
People think they are purchasing one thing but get cocktails that are often dangerous or lethal. . . . There are now more overdose deaths from illegal fentanyl than there were overdose deaths from all drugs in 2016.” Since 2010, deaths involving heroin and fentanyl have risen much more dramatically than those involving prescription opioids.
Dr. Imran wrote this while incarcerated at Montgomery Federal Prison Camp in Alabama.
Dr. Imran is now free and an editor on Doctorsofcourage, working for the freedom and exoneration of all innocent medical practitioner victims of the rogue Department of Justice and the corrupt Judicial System.
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