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Government Expert Critical of Impact of DEA Action on Availability of Pain Medicine

September 2, 2014

Rafael Miguel has been a frequent government expert in pain management cases, but even Dr. Miguel has recognized that the DEA enforcement efforts are misplaced.  The DEA efforts to expand a pharmacist's "corresponding responsibility" have required them to second-guess physicians or demand medical records before providing needed pain medicine.

 

In June 2013 the American Medical Association issued a statement that, "a pharmacist who makes inappropriate queries on a physician's rationale behind a prescription, diagnosis or treatment plan is interfering with the practice of medicine."

 

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/prescription-painkiller-crackdown-has-gone-way-too-far-some-doctors-believe/2195678

 

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