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Dec-28-2011 21:29printcomments

Joan of Arc or Charlatan - Who will be the Judge?

Siobhan Reynolds, RIP - President of the Pain Relief Network (PRN).

Siobhan Reynolds
Siobhan Reynolds

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - On Christmas Eve at approximately 2:00 pm, a small airplane in which Siobhan Reynolds was a passenger crashed on approach to the runway. At the controls was Kevin Byers, an attorney and reported fiance' of Reynolds.

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They were flying into Ohio where they lived on an 87 acre farm. Byers legal practice focused on the defense of physicians charged with over prescribing narcotics to patients and Reynolds worked as an advocate for the practice. Tragically, Reynolds died instantly, as did Byers' mother, and Byers died on Christmas Day.

Since the plane crash, bloggers have been posting acclamations about Reynolds tireless and fierce work in the "undertreatment" of pain in America and her defense of doctors charged with overprescribing narcotics to patients resulting in deaths of their patients. It was said that she often used her own money to travel to cities (staying at Hyatt Hotels) where she felt prosecutors unfairly targeted a physician. There were rumors that the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma had been funding Reynolds activism role in the undertreatment of pain in America.

Reynolds advocacy in defending pill mill doctors and her campaign to be a voice to the victims of what she perceived to be the undertreatment of pain in the country was a result of her ex-husband, Sean Greenwood, dying because of inadequate medical treatment while a pain patient. Unfortunately, while enroute to New Mexico for pain treatment, they checked into a motel and he died. Reynolds was quoted as saying "Sean needed a lot of hospital care, but they didn't focus on his medical problems because everyone is in the witch hunt mode about opiates. All the hospitals would talk about was giving him Narcan (a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose) as if the opiates were responsible for his medical problems, He couldn't get into a hospital because of a government crackdown nobody is willing to admit is going on."

She once was quoted as saying her work would not be complete until the Supreme Court declared the Controlled Substances Act unconstitutional.  www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/legislation/ucm148726.htm

Last year I wrote a series of articles about a trial in Kansas that ran approximately eight weeks. A physician named Stephen Schneider and his nurse wife, Linda were being charged by the Feds for running a pain clinic responsible for the deaths of 60 plus patients as well as money laundering. The Schneiders were subsequently found guilty by a jury and sentenced to 30 years in Federal prison. Kevin Byers was Linda Schneiders attorney. (The links to the series is shown below).

At the sentencing of Stephen and Linda Schneider, Judge Benot, who presided over the trial, addressed the Pain Relief Network's defense of the Schneiders. The judge dismissed defense arguments that harsh sentences will deter other doctors from prescribing to chronic pain patients, saying that sounded like the "irresponsible propaganda" of the Pain Relief Network, a group that has opposed what it sees as federal efforts to crack down on chronic pain treatment.

The judge used the phrases "Bozo the Clown" and "ship of fools" to describe the PRN and said he hoped the outcome would help curtail its activities.

When the people leading it are "so stupid that they support what occurred in this case, they demean the efforts of legitimate medical providers to help persons suffering from chronic pain," the judge said.

"He knows perfectly well there is very little I can do to answer him, and he is showing a real lack of regard for what the rest of the people in the United States regard as my natural rights - my right to dissent, my right to support innocent people who are being railroaded" Reynolds said. As a result of Judge Belot's exposing the Pain Relief Network for supporting the criminal activities of the Schneiders, the PRN was disbanded.

On the Pain Relief Network website, an Associated Press story referenced that prosecutors alleged in a 2008 court document that after the Schneider clinic was closed Reynolds told a distraught pain patient that, if she was going to commit suicide because painkillers were no longer available, to “make it count” by doing it publicly.

The below billboard sign was erected on a highway leading to the courthouse by the Pain Relief Network. A judge ordered the billboard sign removed. A jury disagreed with the Pain Relief Network and unanimously agreed that the Schneiders were guilty of charges against them.

Below are the names of the victims of the Schneiders.  They had no voice until the trial and verdict -- they again have a voice when Reynolds is standing outside the gates of heaven and the final "judge" decides Joan of Arc or Charlatan.


The Names of the Victims of Dr. Schneider:

 
Name Age On or about 1st Office Visit On or about Last Office Visit On or about Date of Death
Heather M 28 Aug. 27, 2001 Feb. 8, 2002 Feb. 9, 2002
Billie R 45 Oct. 19, 2001 May 2, 2002 May 4, 2002
William M 36 Nov. 12, 2002 Jan. 28, 2003 Feb. 4, 2003
Leslie C 49 April 9, 1996 Feb. 9, 2003 Feb. 14, 2003
David B 47 Nov. 18, 2002 March 12, 2003 March 15, 2003
Terry C 48 Oct. 12, 2001 April 8, 2003 April 14, 2003
Lynnise G 35 May 23, 2002 April 23, 2003 April 30, 2003
Mary S 52 Feb. 6, 2003 June 11, 2003 June 16, 2003
Dustin L 18 June 26, 2003 June 26, 2003 June 27, 2003
Marie H 43 Dec. 24, 2002 May 28, 2003 June 30, 2003
Jessie D 21 March 4, 2003 June 27, 2003 July 11, 2003
Boyce B 59 June 29, 2003 July 23, 2003 July 25, 2003
Kandace B 43 July 10, 2003 Nov. 12, 2003 Nov. 14, 2003
Katherine S 46 July 9, 2003 Nov. 19, 2003 Nov. 25, 2003
Robert S 31 June 2, 2003 Dec. 7, 2003 Dec. 8, 2003
Deborah S 44 Jan. 3, 2003 May 5, 2003 Feb. 5, 2004
Shannon Mi 38 July 27, 2003 Dec. 9, 2003 Feb. 23, 2004
Danny C 35 April 21, 2003 March 5, 2004 March 6, 2004
Vickie H 53 June 26, 2003 March 16, 2004 April 11, 2004
James C 33 March 3, 2004 June 8, 2004 June 9, 2004
Shannon Me 25 July 24, 2003 June 4, 2004 June 22, 2004
Ancira W 45 Sept. 25, 2002 June 15, 2004 July 12, 2004
Darrell H 24 Nov. 12, 2002 July 15, 2004 July 17, 2004
Michael H 37 March 9, 2004 Aug. 26, 2004 Sept. 12, 2004
Patricia C 43 Nov. 8, 2001 Oct. 4, 2004 Oct. 6, 2004
Jon P 36 April 23, 2004 Oct. 8, 2004 Oct. 20, 2004
Tresa W 43 Sept. 15, 2003 Nov. 29, 2004 Dec. 16, 2004
Jeff H 45 Jan. 10, 2003 Dec. 8, 2004 Dec. 29, 2004
Russell H 24 Aug. 23, 2003 Jan. 12, 2005 Jan. 19, 2005
Michael B 48 Sept. 30, 2004 Jan. 28, 2005 Feb. 2, 2005
Amber G 22 Aug. 13, 2003 Jan. 3, 2005 Feb. 26, 2005
Christine B 45 Dec. 11, 2001 Dec. 3, 2004 April 7, 2005
Victor J 48 Jan. 24, 2005 April 15, 2004 April 22, 2005
Randall P 44 March 10, 2005 April 22, 2005 May 3, 2005
Michael F 49 Jan. 10, 2005 May 9, 2005 May 11, 2005
Deborah M 52 Feb. 23, 2005 May 4, 2005 May 15, 2005
Patricia G 49 Feb. 1, 2003 June 18, 2005 June 20, 2005
Dustin B 22 Jan. 20, 2005 Feb. 27, 2005 June 21, 2005
Jerad M 24 July 9, 2004 June 13, 2005 June 22, 2005
Earl A 29 Sept. 22, 2004 June 29, 2005 July 3, 2005
Brad S 53 Oct. 15, 2004 June 30, 2005 July 11, 2005
Clifford C 39 July 23, 2003 June 29, 2005 July 27, 2005
Sue B 38 Oct. 21, 2002 May 12, 2005 Aug. 1, 2005
Jason P 21 Aug. 19, 2003 June 29, 2005 Sept. 4, 2005
Randall S 52 April 27, 2005 Nov. 12, 2005 Nov. 19, 2005
Thomas F 46 Feb. 15, 2005 Jan. 5, 2006 Jan. 9, 2006
Toni W 37 Dec. 30, 1999 Feb. 16, 2006 Feb. 18, 2006
Marilyn R 39 Aug. 16, 2004 March 16, 2006 April 5, 2006
Dalene C 45 Aug. 25, 2003 April 19, 2006 April 21, 2006
Eric T 46 June 2, 2003 April 19, 2006 April 23, 2006
Jo Jo R 46 Feb. 26, 2005 June 5, 2006 June 7, 2006
Mary Sue L 55 Jan. 30, 2002 June 13, 2006 June 14, 2006
Pamela F 42 March 31, 2003 July 21, 2006 July 22, 2006
Deborah W 53 July 18, 2003 Sept. 7, 2006 Sept. 9, 2006
Jeffrey J 39 May 5, 2004 Oct. 23, 2006 Oct. 24, 2006
Ronald W 56 June 29, 2004 March 20, 2007 March 23, 2007
Evelyn S 50 Dec. 12, 2004 April 16, 2007 April 17, 2007
Robin G 45 July 13, 2004 May 11, 2007 May 15, 2007
Ralph S 44 Jan. 16, 2003 May 15, 2007 July 23, 2007
Patsy W 49 Dec. 2, 1999 July 16, 2007 July 26, 2007
Donna D 48 Dec. 27, 2005 July 19, 2007 Aug. 16, 2007
Lucy S. 61 Aug. 29, 2003 Aug. 23, 2007 Aug. 28, 2007
Gyna G 33 Feb. 10, 2004 Oct. 4, 2007 Oct. 7, 2007
Casey G 28 Sept. 4, 2007 Sept. 13, 2007 Oct. 23, 2007
Julia F 50 June 20, 2007 Nov. 20, 2007 Nov. 28, 2007
Rebecca T 54 May 2, 2006 Nov. 17, 2007 Dec. 24, 2007
Jane E 40 Jan. 8, 2003 Jan. 12, 2008 Jan. 26, 2008
John D 52 June 23, 2003 Jan. 3, 2008 Feb. 10, 2008
 
LP - It has been said and lived in 2011.  It will continue in 2012 with love always.
 
 
The Series:
Oct-21-2010:  http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october212010/schneider-sentencing-ms.php
Aug-24-2010: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august242010/schneider-trial-outcome-ms.php
Jun-16-2010: Schneiders Fate in the Hands of the Jury - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Jun-11-2010: Schneider Trial Week 7 - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Jun-09-2010: Tumbling Tumbleweeds - a Continuing Look at the Schneider Trial in Kansas - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
May-29-2010: Schneider Trial - Week 5 - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
May-23-2010: Schneider Trial - Week 4 - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
May-16-2010: Week 3 - Stephen Schneider Trial - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
May-08-2010: Week 2 of the Schneider Trial - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
May-02-2010: Week 1 of Pill Mill Doc Trial in Wichita, Kansas - Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com

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Salem-News.com Reporter Marianne Skolek, is an Activist for Victims of OxyContin and Purdue Pharma throughout the United States and Canada. In July 2007, she testified against Purdue Pharma in Federal Court in Virginia at the sentencing of their three CEO's - Michael Friedman, Howard Udell and Paul Goldenheim - who pleaded guilty to charges of marketing OxyContin as less likely to be addictive or abused to physicians and patients. She also testified against Purdue Pharma at a Judiciary Hearing of the U.S. Senate in July 2007. Marianne works with government agencies and private attorneys in having a voice for her daughter Jill, who died in 2002 after being prescribed OxyContin, as well as the voice for scores of victims of OxyContin. She has been involved in her work for the past 8-1/2 years and is currently working on a book that exposes Purdue Pharma for their continued criminal marketing of OxyContin.

Marianne is a nurse having graduated in 1991 as president of her graduating class. She also has a Paralegal certification. Marianne served on a Community Service Board for the Courier News, a Gannet newspaper in NJ writing articles predominantly regarding AIDS patients and their emotional issues. She was awarded a Community Service Award in 1993 by the Hunterdon County, NJ HIV/AIDS Task Force in recognition of and appreciation for the donated time, energy and love in facilitating a Support Group for persons with HIV/AIDS.

www.oxydeaths.com




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John Jameson May 2, 2013 9:06 pm (Pacific time)

This is disgraceful. You are disgraceful.

Exactly to who do you mean Mr. Jameson?


K.McKel February 15, 2012 8:59 am (Pacific time)

What a face!


Tom Hyland December 29, 2011 3:36 pm (Pacific time)

I've known Siobhan Reynolds for 24 years. I knew her husband Sean. I'm a good pal to her son Ronan. I watched the Schneider trial and saw the attorney Treadway throw Reynold's First Amendment rights into the garbage. The entire War on Drugs has been a disaster. Everybody knows that. No one can defend it. It is not the place of government to police what people do to themselves. Prohibition didn't work, and the War on Drugs is a far bigger fiasco. Who will be the judge, you ask? Obviously... YOU will be the judge, Marianne. Sit there all comfy in your self-righteous correctness.

Editor: Sad little comment at the end there Tom,  you infer that Marianne is the judge when she respectfully states a set of facts and then poses the very question.  I know both family relationships and personal friendships overpower moral judgment sometimes and if we aren't careful, we find ourselves rooting for people who are in fact very destructive.  After Marianne's daughter died from an Oxycontin-related respiratory failure, she helped expose the fact that Purdue marketed the drug as both "non-lethal" and "non-addictive" and has been on the beat to expose this behavior ever since.  More power to her, and of course remember that these comments are all approved by living people, so keep it respectful.  

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