Doctor’s Diary November 20, 2017: Pointing fingers

(Snippets from the frontline)

Pointing fingers

We now know our present opiate crisis came not only from illegal foreign drug cartel distribution, but primarily from legally sanctioned and organized American pharmaceutical companies.

Fingers were pointed at doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals while DC politicians made laws to hamper agencies (like the DEA) from halting massive local distribution by these pharmaceutical companies.  It took a whistleblower to bring this evidence forward (read link below).

Congressional legislators are payed “protection” money in the form of campaign contributions, while thousands of Americans continue to die from overdose every year.

Controlling opiates first means we must control the political influence pharmaceutical companies have over legislators who make laws.

Find those legislators who help shield these companies, and that’s where you should point your finger. 

Then put them in jail.

Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.


  • Steve Kassel says:

    And I believe that insurance company execs who create formularies based on profits and condemn persons to death by not paying for procedures or meds OUGHT be in prison as well! A wealthy person who can afford a better health plan vs. an economically challenged person with a limited health plan is no better. All Americans deserve access to the best in medicine. Civilization has evolved to understand this; America in whole, has not.

  • This is an interesting question. How much harm is done by our present arrangement compared to legalization with control of these drugs? I don’t know the answer, and it may differ from one country to another.

    We can roughly measure the cost of crime and the costs associated with strict control of drugs some people are committed to using illegally.

    What is the experience in other countries? H

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