Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Doping and Doping and Still More Doping - or just the New Nigerian Scam?

This fine bit of marketing arrived via email tonight. Anyone else get the same pitch? And if so, how did we get on their mailing list? They culled the UCI banned rider list from the last decade? All spelling/grammar errors remain uncorrected by your correspondent:

"We have contact with a couple of pharmacies that have access to WATSON SEALED 100ct BOTTLES. If you want smaller ammounts they will come in the smaller bottles not sealed.

All people that have sent in money and have not recieved their package wil lbe getting this product. Not the vicoden. I am sorry for the delays, the doctors were getting new accounts for medications.


Here is the mailing address.

Mail Room
POB box 206
1543 US Hwy 98 S
Lakeland fl 33801

BLANK MONEY ORDER PLEASE.
[NOTE: Think THAT's a good idea for you, Mr. Consumer?]

  • $440 / 100 count
  • $880 / 200 count
  • $1320 / 300 count
  • $1760 / 400 count
  • 40.00 shipping
DISCLAIMER: I'm not encouraging you to buy this shit from the Internet. Much of it is fake, all of it is illegal without a legit prescription from a US doctor (is you live in USA) and it could leave you afoul of USADA's rules should you be called in or out of competition to pee for the testers (plus land you in jail).

BUT, if you have serious pain and you need to address it and racing is not in the picture, do not let your DEA-scared doctor refuse to prescribe you the pain medicine you need. Tylenol is for headaches...if you've shattered a knee or were shot or have chronic lower back pain, sometimes these meds are what you need to manage the pain during the healing process. Opiate dependency is an ugly thing, but so is chronic pain that significantly impacts your life- for the negative. As long as you're not drug-seeking, do your research and be willing to show your doc - who may, in fact, have been incentivzed to write for a particular product - that you want to be involved in the process because you strongly desire to improve the quality of your life. And if he is not willing to let you be an active participant, find a new doctor. Having been in the "health care" system as an athlete for so many years now, the spread between world-class surgeons and GP's who can't even remember your name is profound. Don't assume that the doctor is looking out for you - you need to look out for you first.

4 comments:

  1. You sell these or have a source? I'm dying to try some. JK!

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  2. So, a medical license comes along with a "suspended" pro license...interesting one is so willing to exchange one form of abusing medications ( dependance and addiction) for another. Break the cycle bro
    -tainted

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  3. I don't think there is any medical advice being given out here, Anon 16:36, nor talk of addiction. Rather, there is commentary on public health policy and the influence of big Pharma and the DEA on the prescribing habits of individual doctors. That, and a bit of humor over a spam email.

    But if you're interested in learning more about how doctors are manipulated and controlled by the DEA, perhaps you'll read:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0DE2D8133FF937A15752C0A9609C8B63

    Excerpt: "Jennifer Riggle, a drug addict, was a star witness in the trial of her doctor, Bernard Rottschaefer. She testified that he had fondled her breasts in the examination room and then given her prescriptions for OxyContin and Xanax in return for sex.

    In testimony in federal court two years ago, Riggle quoted the doctor as saying, '' 'You satisfy my needs and I'll satisfy yours.' ''

    Rottschaefer denied the allegations but was convicted and sentenced to six and a half years in prison. The ''drugs for sex'' trial in Pittsburgh appeared to be a triumph for the Drug Enforcement Administration, which had helped investigate the doctor. But now it looks more like a frightening example of what's wrong with the D.E.A.'s war against doctors.

    The drugs-for-sex case was based on the testimony of Riggle and three other women. All were in trouble with the law and had something to gain by cooperating with the D.E.A. agents who interviewed them. During the trial, Rottschaefer's attorneys pointed out problems with the women's stories -- one was unable to say whether the doctor was circumcised -- but it wasn't until later that the most damning evidence appeared.

    Riggle's former boyfriend, angry at her for dumping him, produced a batch of letters he had received in prison from her; in them, she said she had never had sex with the doctor. You might suspect that she just didn't want to admit infidelity to her boyfriend, but in one letter she volunteered the information that she'd had sex with another man for $50.

    She explained to her boyfriend that she was committing perjury because she faced drug charges that could have sent her to prison for six years. ''They're saying he was bribing patients with sex for pills,'' she wrote, referring to the doctor, ''but it never happened to me. D.E.A. said they will cut my time for good testimony. I don't want to be a snitch but what should I do?'' After she cooperated, she received probation instead of prison time for the drug charges..."

    And then there is this piece, written in the doctor's own words: http://www.jpands.org/vol13no2/rottschaefer.pdf

    Especially chilling is this paragraph:

    "Six months after my conviction, in November 2004, my attorneys received hundreds of pages of letters, complete with postmarked envelopes, handwritten by Jennifer Riggle-Cook, one
    of the five material witnesses, which she had written to her imprisoned boyfriend, detailing how she was going to perjure herself at my upcoming trial, and how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and AUSA Mary Houghton were aiding and abetting her in that endeavor. Those letters, saved by the later-jilted boyfriend, became the crux of my first motion for a new trial. Riggle-Cook’s letters document the shameless involvement of the prosecution in a Giglio violation, as detailed below, so flagrant that it should chill the blood of every American..."

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  4. I can also recommend the following:

    Sex, Drugs & a Federal Prosecution
    The shabby case against Dr. Bernard L. Rottschaefer

    When federal agents raided the Pittsburgh-area office of Dr. Bernard L. Rottschaefer, the resulting allegations came as a shock to the 63-year-old man's friends and family: Rottschaefer, the office of U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan alleged, had been writing prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication and opiate painkillers like OxyContin in exchange for sex.

    Rottschaefer's arrest came at the height of a nationwide moral panic over prescription painkiller abuse. His 2004 trial came just after the Orlando Sentinel newspaper had published a landmark series on abuse of the painkiller OxyContin, a series that inspired Congressional hearings and legislation across the country-and a series the newspaper later had to retract in its entirety, and for which the paper eventually fired an editor and reporter...

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