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(Circumcision) Inflicting Pain Just After Birth May Have Long-Term Effects on Your Newborn

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 Global News Centre

Submitted by Ace Knight 

“We must alert the medical community to the psychological hazards of early pain and call for the removal of all man-made pain surrounding birth.”

—Dr. David B. Chamberlain, psychologist and co-founder of the Association of Pre-and Perinatal Psychology and Health

FDA fails to protect children from dangerous drugs

drugged-childrenFDA allows drug manufacturers to expand their market into the lives of children.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On September 15 and 16, I attended an FDA meeting to discuss the appropriate development plans for establishing the safety and efficacy of prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients.  On September 15, the day was filled with physicians giving their “expert” opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain — after all they feel the pain of “needle sticks”.  One expert said the discussion was like “elephants in a room”.  I describe it as “egos in a room” and there were many of them.

FDA approves a dangerous opioid based on “cheap party” study! Disturbing and true!

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The drug was altered in various ways, and the participants were asked whether they liked the drug and would use it again. Most said they would not.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) FDA advisory committee strikes again and recommended approval of Vantrela ER (Teva Pharmaceuticals), a new hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablet with abuse-deterrent capabilities. As the U.S. is fighting a devastating epidemic of prescription opioid/heroin addictions and deaths, the FDA approves yet another opioid. Maybe someone should ask the FDA “how many opioids does it take to devastate every state in the country?” The US is #1 in the world in opioid use followed closely by Canada.

Lynn R. Webster, MD – aka “Dr. Death” subject of investigative TV program

Lynn Webster MD

Lynn Webster MD

One of the quotes in the Aljazeera America TV piece delivered by Webster to a now deceased patient’s family was “A chronic pain sufferer could not become an addict.” 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   On Monday, August 31 at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PT Aljazeera America Television will be broadcasting a program entitled “Fault Lines – How a Utah Woman Got Hooked on Painkillers.”  Here is a link to a preview of that show – http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/fault-lines/2015/8/how-did-a-utah-woman-get-hooked-on-painkillers.html

The program focuses on a woman who was a patient of Lynn R. Webster, MD, head of Life Tree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Dr. Webster’s pain clinic had been raided by the D.E.A. in 2010 because of high numbers of deaths while patients were under his treatment.  During an interview, Webster had said “I do not know precisely how many former clinic patients died of an opioid overdose. At most it could be 20.  Many of those probably were suicides. I don’t think any of the deaths were for scripts I wrote. They were from staff.”  (In some states, including Utah, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can write prescriptions if they are supervised by a physician — and the prescription is signed by a physician.  Was this called throwing your staff under the bus, Dr. Webster?)

Florida Board of Medicine you have a pill mill crisis in your state! Why are you contributing to it?

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida's largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida’s largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Have you seen the statistics in Florida of the deaths and addictions to controlled substances? 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   There is an organization of ordinary citizens operating out of Florida called StoppNow.  Here is a link to their website http://stoppnow.com/?page_id=252.  These ordinary citizens recognize that pill mills operating out of storefront buildings are warehouses of prescription opioids who are dispensing pills to hopelessly addicted people lined up outside the storefront pill mills.  So StoppNow organizes picket lines in front of the pill mills calling attention to law enforcement and the D.E.A. that people are dying and families torn apart because of these pill mills.  Ordinary citizens saving lives — heroes in every sense of the word.

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