PRN Calls on Obama Lawyers to Stand Down in Their Drug War on Patients and Doctors
In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy,
“Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them,” he said. “We’re not at war with people in this country.”
“This is a great opportunity for the Obama Administration to put its money where its mouth is concerning what is perhaps the most damaging aspect of the failed War On Drugs,” said
The Pain Relief Network is a national organization petitioning the United States Supreme Court to review the terrible injustice done to Dr.
“Her sentence is actually fairly light, when compared with what occurred during the Bush Administration,” said Reynolds. “Physicians across the country have been sentenced to 10, 20, sometimes 30 years in prison. One compassionate physician is serving several life sentences on trumped up charges.”
Reynolds contends that the Johnston case provides the Obama Administration the opportunity to uphold the rule of law, rather than permit business as usual at the USDOJ. “Government lawyers appear to have forgotten that they took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not to destroy it.”
As medicine is regulated in the 50 states, the case offers the Obama Justice Department the rare chance to reaffirm the architectural structure of our federal system by joining in the Pain Relief Network’s 10th Amendment-based request for a full hearing by the court. “The Administration can also show substantive empathy right away, for the 50 million Americans in pain currently being denied pain treatment by doctors terrorized by the Department of Justice. These desperate Americans shouldn’t be made to wait for the President to appoint a new justice.”
For more information: http://painreliefnetwork.org/blog/to-the-obama-administration/.
SOURCE Pain Relief Network