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Berks County Physician Charged With Over-Prescribing Opioids


THE OFFICER INVOLVED IN THAT CRASH WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. A BERKS COUNTY PHYSICIAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH OVER PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS. THE D.A.’S OFFICE BEGAN INVESTIGATING THERE ROBERT, AND HIS, PRACTICES AT PENN FAMILY MEDICINE IN 2017. INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED THAT PATIENTS WERE WERE BEING PRESCRIBED 288, HIGHER DOSAGES OF HIGHER, DOSAGES THEN THE LIMITS SET BY CDC. HE THEY FOUND THAT THE DOCTOR HELPED TWO STAFF MEMBERS AND A

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  1. EpistemeUM
    EpistemeUM September 13, 2019

    Yet the CDC claims there are no "limits," and their previously released "guidelines" are only recommendations. In that same rebuke of misapplication of their guidelines, they warn against sudden discontinuation. Did they arrange for patients in need to get treatment from another Dr? One who WILL supply them with the medication they need? And at this point not just for pain but many patients are physically dependent, so on top of the pain they will have awful withdrawal that could actually kill those in a weakened state. Do they have a plan for cancer patients, people in palliative care, or shall we just expect a rash of suicides in PA? Or worse, overdoses because heroin, often laced, is much cheaper than pills on the street. Will we call those overdoses or suicides? Best go with OD since that is what gets states the big opioid treatment $$! If it's like most of the states, many patients are drawn to these so called pill mills because their agonizing cancer (and other) pain is not being treated or being under treated by doctors, leaving them desperate to not be in misery for what life they might have left, which doesn't even begin to consider those unfortunates whose pain won't kill them for a very long time… Look for more info please, and find the real victims of this war on opioids – those who didn't ask for it but are still being punished. Prayers to those in pain in PA.

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