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Jul-27-2013 22:29printcomments

Slapping the Wrist of Minnesota's Drug Pushing Doctors

Forced to read a book by a physician under Senate Investigation?

How Minnnesota punishes doctors
From the StarTribune article, How doctors were disciplined in Minnesota

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - What is the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice doing to sanction some physicians in disciplinary action?

This falls under the category of totally unbelievable -- if not criminal. This month it came to my attention that two physicians were being disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. I have no doubt that other physicians in Minnesota have also been given the same "directive". What is scary is that 49 other state medical boards are in all probability taking the same action as Minnesota -- which I will be researching this week. The two physicians I am referring to in Minnesota are:

 
Wilfred E. Gould, M.D. #27452
Fairview Northland Medical Center
911 Northland Drive
Princeton, MN 55330
Year of Birth: 1955
Date of Action: July 13, 2013
Nature of Misconduct: Unethical conduct, improper management of medical records, and inappropriate prescribing practices.
Action Taken: Dr. Gould's license is conditioned as follows:
1. He is reprimanded.
2. He shall read the "Model Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, adopted as policy by the House of Delegates of the Federation of State Medical Boards and he shall also read "Responsible Opioid Prescribing, A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition," by Scott M. Fishman, M.D.
3. He shall successfully complete the following pre-approved coursework within one year:
a. Chemical dependency awareness.
b. Medical Records Management.
4. He shall practice in a pre-approved setting.
5. He shall pay a $3,692 civil penalty.
6. This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.
 
Thomas A. Lohstreter, M.D. #33400
2756 270th Street
Hallock, MN 56728
Year of Birth: 1950
Date of Action: July 13, 2013
Nature of Misconduct: Unethical and unprofessional conduct, improper management of medical records, and inappropriate prescribing practices.
Action Taken: Dr. Lohstreter's license is conditioned and restricted as follows:
1. He is reprimanded.
2. He shall read the "Model Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain, adopted as policy by the House of Delegates of the Federation of State Medical Boards and he shall also read "Responsible Opioid Prescribing, A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition," by Scott M. Fishman, M.D.
3. He shall successfully complete the following pre-approved coursework within one year:
a. Chronic pain management.
b. Chemical dependency awareness.
c. Professional boundaries.
4. Six months following successful completion of the pre-approved coursework, he shall undergo an audit of his prescribing practices.
5. He shall maintain patient records that reflect the patient complaint, clinical findings, treatment plan, response to treatment, and prescriptions authorized.
6. He shall not prescribe, dispense, or administer any prescription drug or drug sample for his own use or his family members' use.
7. He shall develop, and submit for Committee approval, a written protocol for the management and tracking of controlled substance prescriptions.
8. He shall develop, and submit for Committee approval, a narcotic contract, which shall be used with all chronic pain patients.
9. He shall pay a $2,040 civil penalty.
10. This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.
 

Requiring physicians to read Fishman's book as a condition of medical license restoration when both Fishman and his book supported by medical boards in all 50 states is under US Senate investigation is ludicrous -- the Senate is also investigating the State Federation Board of Medical Boards for their part in the opioid epidemic crippling all 50 states and Canada. Below is just one quote from Dr. Fishman regarding opioid use by patients:

"Drug addiction is essentially the compulsive use of a drug that causes dysfunction and the continued use despite that dysfunction. Both addiction and chronic pain produce dysfunction. An addicted patient takes increasing amounts of a drug but his or her function does not improve -- in fact, the drug they are addicted to only intensifies their craving and unmotivated use. A patient treated effectively for pain with the same "addictive" drug finds a stable dose that helps balance pain with improved function. A person can become pharmacologically dependent to a pain medication but addiction does not always or usually occur."

So these two physicians from Minnesota who are being required to read Fishman's book will be instructed to minimize the risk of addiction in patients because it "does not always or usually occur."

Below is the email I sent to two members of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice -- and no surprise -- I did not receive a reply to my email:

 
To: Rob.Leach <Rob.Leach@state.mn.us>; Richard.Auld <Richard.Auld@state.mn.us>
Sent: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:40 am
Subject: Required reading of Scott M. Fishman's book under Senate investigation

You can't possibly be requiring physicians who are reprimanded by your Board to read Scott M. Fishman's book "Responsible Opioid Prescribing."  Shame on you.  I will be writing an article this weekend about your Board's "required reading."  I am sure the US Senate who are investigating the book and Dr. Fishman will be interested in your support of the book and Fishman.  Marianne Skolek
 
How about I ask you this Mr. Leach and Mr. Auld -- if Drs. Gould and Lohstreter were involved in home invasions -- would you ask Charles Manson to mentor them?
 
 LP -- Did you see that?  4 paws up sailing down the lake -- it will be a new Olympic event and Samsonite wins "paws up".  Love you!

Marianne Skolek twitter.com/MarianneSkolek
Investigative Reporter for Salem-News.com on drug epidemic
www.salem-news.com/by_author.php?reporter=Marianne%20Skolek


www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmPG1VjD61U&list=UUWoHUEr4ZAbQOfIqtOArjgg&index=6&feature=plcp
judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/testimony.cfm?id=e655f9e2809e5476862f735da12c8394&wit_id=e655f9e2809e5476862f735da12c8394-2-1
www.vawd.uscourts.gov/PurdueFrederickCo/default.asp
www.oxydeaths.com908-285-1232

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Salem-News.com Investigative 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.

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frukttcom October 8, 2013 5:21 am (Pacific time)

Another important elevation in this garden is a greenhouse of hexagonal shape.


pinkfloyd July 30, 2013 10:27 am (Pacific time)

Well, good luck, and let us all know when your big fish is fried, we can have lunch but I am not holding my breath. Until you learn history, you are spinning your wheels. Mark my words. I have been doing this a long time.


Marianne Skolek July 28, 2013 4:43 pm (Pacific time)

I have no interest in researching Rockefeller -- and have yet to spin my wheels. I am frying bigger fish.


pinkfloyd July 28, 2013 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

Marianne: Try researching how the rockefeller's began taking over the health system and the universities back in 1901. After you research, everything will make sense. Without doing the above mentioned research, you are spinning your wheels.

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