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Meet Two of Big Pharma's Most Compromised DoctorsMarianne Skolek Salem-News.com
Both subjects of Senate investigations, they just keep pushing addictive pills onto the public.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - On March 3, 2013 I wrote an article for Salem-News.com entitled The Profiteers of Drug Addiction Will Meet in Florida. Link provided here www.salem-news.com/articles/march032013/drug-profiteers-ms.php
My purpose in writing the article was to bring attention to the fact that the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) in sheer arrogance was holding their annual convention in what has been referred to as "the pill mill capital of America" -- Florida. The AAPM refers to themselves as "The Physicians Voice in Pain Medicine." Their conference will be held in Ft. Lauderdale on April 10th through the 14th. painmed.org/
At the AAPM annual meeting, one Lynn M. Webster, MD will be elected President of the group. Perry G. Fine, MD was previously President of the AAPM. Webster, Fine and the AAPM are currently under US Senate investigation for questions in the opioid epidemic crippling not only every state in the country, but also Canada. For those from the AAPM who feel it necessary to defend themselves, I recognize an investigation does not mean an admission of guilt -- so save your time working with big pharma and profiting from their billion dollars of an unending vat of money -- I am not interested in your ramblings. I recognize you have a lifestyle that you have become accustomed to and don't want to jeopardize it in any way.
Families throughout the country who have lost their loved ones to addiction and death don't care about your lifestyle. They want answers as to why physicians hired by pharma and their funded pain foundations lied about the dangers of opioids and allowed the free flow of dangerous opioids to ruin their lives and remove children, parents, sons and daughters from their lives.
Lynn Webster, MD, President-Elect of AAPM will be giving a presentation on April 10 from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and it is entitled "Essential Tools for Treating the Patient in Pain -- What Every Primary Care and Pain Specialists needs to know." Dr. Webster was also Past President of the American Pain Foundation (APF). The APF closed its doors the day after the Senate announced its wide-scale investigation into the prescription drug epidemic. Webster is also currently under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA has an interest in deaths at Webster's pain clinic in Utah --Webster is trying to explain them away by saying his staff wrote the prescriptions not him. Oh and that they were suicides -- probably as a result of the undertreatment of pain.
Webster may have caught the eye of the DEA by writing in his book "Avoiding Opioid Abuse While Managing Pain - A Guide for Practitioners" pushing the "safe" prescribing of opiods that only "1% of patients" become addicted to opioids.
I received an email Sunday morning from Janet Colbert, the founder of StoppNow (website shown below). I have long been supportive of Janet in her efforts to end the opioid epidemic in Florida. She is a neonatal nurse and has witnessed the horrors of drug addiction in newborns at the hospital where she works. Janet is springing into action with her organization and is forming a "Peaceful Protest" on Friday, April 12 from 9 am to noon at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting. Her organization will be meeting at Eisenhower Blvd and SE 17th Street (just west of intracoastal bridge) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Since these funded pharma pain foundations and their physician mouthpieces are being investigated by the US Senate and also some of them by the DEA, please recognize there is no conscience here. These guys and their foundations do not care about the loss of life after they spewed lies such as there is only a "1% chance of addiction" with prescribed opioids. For any protest, since there is no conscience, they don't identify with the photos of loved ones who have died because of their distorted facts about the dangers of opiods. They also love to focus on the word "abused" -- so focus on the real culprit here "addiction." Keep in mind these narcissistic spokespeople do care about bad publicity though -- so spot on -- give it to them.
LP - You can shoot all the arrows in the air, but Brucenstein still loves you -- as do I -- ok and Sampson too.
Marianne Skolek twitter.com/MarianneSkolek
_______________________________________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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