By: Bharani Padmanabhan – May, 2019
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And so it ends, with a whimper rather than the expected bang of a hundred billion dollar squeeze. Even before the lucre has been extorted out of pharma companies that make pain medicines, the CDC was forced to dissociate itself from guidelines it had created in the service of Brandeis’ very own Andrew Kolodny, and his huge effort to demonize all patients with chronic pain as “addicts in heroin prep school” and that pain medicines are just “heroin lite.”
- This blatantly false narrative was fabricated to drive a national hysteria aimed at creating the right conditions for the successful shake-down of pharma companies in Judge Dan Polster’s court. It itself is now a crime, apparently, when pharma executives write that they must increase sales.
- When medical organizations finally woke up to the plain fact that Oregon was dead serious, things finally began to move in a positive direction. Numerous doctors applied moral and professional pressure on the CDC because its “opioid guidelines,” written for the most part by Kolodny and his outfit, PROP, were unscientific, inhumane, exclusively responsible for hundreds of suicides and provided the Federal excuse that states needed to throw pain patients off their single-payer plan.
These same “guidelines” had previously been rejected by the scientific committees at FDA as incompatible with the principles of medicine. Naturally, Charlie Baker and Maura Healey had found Kolodny instantly appealing.
- So how did the CDC announce its long-deserved mea culpa? It issued a “clarification” and declared that tapering all patients off pain medicine quickly was harmful and that chronic pain patients on stable doses need not be tapered off at all.
- Charlie Baker certainly did so immediately and refused to pay for pain patients on Medicaid (MassHealth) who had been stable and productive for years.
And Charlie Baker says he loves America.
- Thankfully we now have CDC’s “clarification” and already lawsuits have begun against so-called physicians who harmed their pain patients and abandoned them. Class action law firms too are looking closely at how to hold responsible those who consciously blocked access to well-known medicines that have been in use for thousands of years.
Bharani Padmanabhan MD PhD is a neurologist who specialized in multiple sclerosis in the Boston area until July 2017 when the medical board stole his license for reporting fake MRI reports and fraud to the federal government.