Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Get the DEA out of medicine

Via Radley there's no new news here but it's good to see the NYT regularly press the issue of the DEA's war on pain doctors.

How we came to allow a government agency, obstensibly formed to protect the public, to second guess licensed practitioners of medicine and create an environment where tens of thousands of law abiding elderly citizens with debilitating illnesses and terminally ill patients die in extraordinary pain, is beyond my comprehension.

How sadistic can you get? They harass the doctors to the point that they're afraid to dispense prescription medicine and they hound the patients who turn to marijuana for relief, arresting them in their hospital beds if at all possible. It's way past time to end this insanity.


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