Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pain Relief Network On Stossel, Fox Business Network

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PRN President, Siobhan Reynolds, appears on Stossel 2-25-10.

Hands Off My Meds
Feb 25, 2010
By: John Stossel
Fox Business Network

In this week's show "Hands Off My Meds" (re-airing tonight at 10pm ET, Saturday at 7pm ET, and Sunday at 11pm ET), I ask: Why does the DEA, in its zeal to prosecute the disastrous War on Drugs, frequently harass and prosecute doctors who prescribe pain medicine with opiates—legal medications like oxycontin, vicodin and percocet—to patients with chronic pain?  Ron Libby, a professor of political science at the University of North Florida and author of "The Criminalization of Medicine: America's War on Doctors,"  says this government crackdown leaves thousands of patients in pain. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says this to its members: "If you're thinking about getting into pain management using opioids as appropriate: DON'T. Forget what you learned in medical school – drug agents [from the DEA] now set medical standards."

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