Mombu the Medicine Forum sponsored links

Go Back   Mombu the Medicine Forum > Medicine > War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers (cancer)
User Name
Password
REGISTER NOW! Mark Forums Read

sponsored links


Reply
 
11 5th June 17:12
peter h. proctor
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers (cancer)


..
The local drug warriers went after the head of the pain clinic
at MD Anderson, arguably the worlds foremost cancer hospital. And
my alma mater for my PhD. If they have the hubris to do this,
nobody is safe.

The subsequent outrage caused the Texas legislature to pass a
law specifically allowing physicians to use whatever is
medically-indicated to control cancer pain. My mom benefited from
this in her final days.... Sometimes all we docs have to offer is
palliation.

The head of the Anderson pain clinic subsequently offered to
send a couple of his assistants to educate the local DEA on new
developments in pain control. In return, the local agent in charge
offered to send _his_ agents to tell the MD Anderson docs how it
should be done.

This sitiuation remionds me of the relationship between the
KGB and the scientific community in Stalinist Russia. Solzhitsin
talks about the kick a secret policeman right off the farm got from
being able to bully the pointy-headed academic types.... Power is a
drug too.

Dr P
  Reply With Quote


  sponsored links


12 5th June 17:13
guidosjunkmail@yahoo.com (guido
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


<snip>

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Well - I feel sorry for Dr. Hassman. She appears
to be a compassionate physician who is woefully naive. I suspect that
this naivete will be her undoing. The guys at the DEA are not
interested in working with physicians. They are interested in
arresting and prosecuting as many people as possible. Dr. Hassman
needs to realize that NOBODY at the DEA has ever been promoted for
"working with doctors who treat those with chronic pain". However,
lots and lots of people have been promoted for making high-profile
arrests, and sending people to jail. The actual guilt or innoncence
of those people is irrelevant.

She appears to be operating under the delusion that people working for
the DEA have a sliver of compassion and a shred of decency in them.
No doubt she will shortly be disabused of these quaint notions.

Guido
  Reply With Quote
13 5th June 17:14
eric johnson
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


David Crosby is about as bad as you can get, except for Hugh Heffner. What
is the problem. Crosby looks a lot like Wilford Brimley to me.


EJ
  Reply With Quote
14 15th June 14:05
george conklin
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


You reminded us of this earlier, and it was and is a disgrace. Police are
after power, but then so are physicians. In the end, if the AMA were really
interested in patients and not mostly in promoting higher costs, then the
cops could be put in their place.
  Reply With Quote
15 15th June 14:05
orac
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


As usual, George, in your unreasoning hatred of the medical profession
and looking for any reason to blame it for bad things, you vastly
overestimate the power of the AMA, to which less than 30% of U.S.
physicians belong. The cops have far more power than physicians, and,
indeed, going after a high profile physician is a great way for a
prosecutor to make a splash and advance his career.
--
Orac |"A statement of fact cannot be insolent."
|
|"If you cannot listen to the answers, why do you
| inconvenience me with questions?"
  Reply With Quote
16 15th June 14:05
peter h. proctor
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


The difference is that the cops get their power from the
delegated authority use deadly force. We docs must use more subtile
means<G>.

The AMA is basically toothless. In fact, a surprising
number of docs are out there fighting for the right of their patients
to recieve appropriate pain meds. Similarly, a lot of docs put
their own butts at risk from the DA's and federal attorenys out to
get promoted by purposfully- pandering to people's irrational
prejudices. Braver than I am, anyway. Dr P
  Reply With Quote
17 15th June 14:05
howard mccollister
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


I always find it interesting that unknowledgeable people looking to target
physicians always love to focus in on the AMA as if it were the fountainhead
of the medical profession. I suppose people like George need a target for
their rage, but the AMA is so non-representative of the medical profession
that their whole range of arguments are pretty silly, really...

HMc
  Reply With Quote
18 15th June 14:05
the_right_wing@truth.com
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


I won't touch that opening no matter how wide it is. <G> Trimmed
  Reply With Quote
19 19th June 19:53
orac
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


As usual, George, in your unreasoning hatred of the medical profession
and looking for any reason to blame it for bad things, you vastly
overestimate the power of the AMA, to which less than 30% of U.S.
physicians belong. The cops have far more power than physicians, and,
indeed, going after a high profile physician is a great way for a
prosecutor to make a splash and advance his career.
--
Orac |"A statement of fact cannot be insolent."
|
|"If you cannot listen to the answers, why do you
| inconvenience me with questions?"
  Reply With Quote
20 19th June 19:53
peter h. proctor
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default War on Legal Drugs Ensnares Doctors Instead of Dealers


The difference is that the cops get their power from the
delegated authority use deadly force. We docs must use more subtile
means<G>.

The AMA is basically toothless. In fact, a surprising
number of docs are out there fighting for the right of their patients
to recieve appropriate pain meds. Similarly, a lot of docs put
their own butts at risk from the DA's and federal attorenys out to
get promoted by purposfully- pandering to people's irrational
prejudices. Braver than I am, anyway. Dr P
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes




Copyright 2006 SmartyDevil.com - Dies Mies Jeschet Boenedoesef Douvema Enitemaus -
666