War on Pain Doctors

"The government is waging an aggressive, intemperate, unjustified war on pain doctors. This war bears a remarkable resemblance to the campaign against doctors under the Harrison Act of 1914, which made it a criminal felony for physicians to prescribe narcotics to addicts. In the early 20th century, the prosecutions of doctors were highly publicized by the media and turned public opinion against physicians, painting them not as healers of the sick but as suppliers of narcotics to degenerate addicts and threats to the health and security of the nation."

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Libby, Ronald T., "Treating Doctors as Drug Dealers The DEA’s War on Prescription Painkillers," CATO Institute (Washington, DC: June 2005), p. 21.
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