Tuesday, December 16, 2003
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
12 Noon – 1:30 pm
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|Ronald T. Libby, PhD.
Professor, University of North Florida
DEA investigation initiatives & funding sources
[email protected] (904) 808-4612
Rev. Ronald Myers, Sr., M.D.
Julie Stewart Families against Mandatory Minimums
William Hurwitz, M.D.|
Indicted pain management specialist-McLean, VA
“Deserving” vs. “undeserving” patients?
www.drhurwitz.com [email protected]
Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Moderator: Kathryn Serkes
The DEA claims drug diversion has reached crisis proportions, justifying increased investigative initiatives that frequently circumvent the Congressional appropriations process. Physicians are prosecuted and imprisoned, and patients sentenced based on pill counts. Medical research and treatment has made tremendous advances in pain management, but is public policy keeping up? And is law enforcement discouraging patient access to treatment as a result of prosecution of physicians under the Controlled Substances Act?
This distinguished panel will examine the current state of pain management, law enforcement initiatives, patient experiences, H.R. 3015 prescription drug database act, and solutions for cooperation between lawmakers, regulators, law enforcement and the medical community.