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Karen Tandy Speaks the Truth...But Doesn't Mean it

USA Today's coverage of DEA's new pain medicine regulations (also blogged here) contains this unbelievable quote from DEA Administrator Karen Tandy:

"The DEA does not belong in the practice of medicine. We want doctors to be able to prescribe drugs when people are in pain. We're trying to give them a comfort level."

Truer words have never been spoken more disingenuously. Tandy has presided over an unprecedented assault on the medical profession. In two years' time, her agency has arbitrarily clarified, revoked, and revised the rules that determine when the most miserable among us will be offered relief. Immobilized by agony, the true victims of DEA's misguided witch-hunt have suffered in silence, some driven to suicide, as fear-stricken pain specialists trade in their Oxy for Advil.

Tandy has played doctor indeed, and she's done so capriciously; perpetrating a shell-game with policies that affect millions, seemingly to convict one doctor who should never have been targeted to begin with.

Nor has Tandy's negligent quackery been confined to the realm of pain-management. For a woman who, by her own account, "doesn't belong in the practice of medicine", Tandy has a lot to say about medical marijuana. And all of it's wrong.

If only she were a doctor...

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oxycontin "highly addictive"

That statement is total nonsense - yet it is repeated constantly without comment. If you need Oxycontin for bonafide pain relief it is not at all addictive. You take what you need for the pain and no more. However, until you treat the cause of the pain you will become drug dependent - like I am currently for my asthma.

But drug dependent is another word that is wrongfully interchanged with addicted. I have a mild addiction to caffeine; I have a dependency on Advair for my asthma. I periodically fast for over a day and a half with no caffeine. I have varying problems with mild headaches that persist for variable lengths of time depending on how much cleansing my body requires. The last fast this week was very mild and very short. If I stop using my Advair my asthma flairs up. I have increased my fitness level so I won't get flairups in my asthma if I skip a day or two -- because allergies are threshold related. Same thing for a lot of other people who are dependent for diabetes, heart disease, or blood pressure.

However, lying about drugs is what the War on Drugs is all about. Make people believe that the consequences of mere use can be catastrophic. When I saw the headline in my Drug Sense newsletter that stated: drug use up for middle age, I hoped that it told a basic truth outlined in my drug education curriculum[at]: drug use rises steadily with income and age. But no, it referred to "dangerous drugs" [dangerous without any scientific basis] and the fact that those people who use arbitrarily banned drugs use those banned drugs for longer periods of time.

Karen Tandy

She needs to be fucked on a cocaine high. Biggest, hardest dick ever! Fuck for hours and wonder people get addicted.

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