The DEA's Attack On Medicine

A Special Report on the Strong Arm Tactics of the DEA

NewsFocus: This story is an utter outrage and highlights the deep corruption in government and the overreach of power by its agencies. With two "accidental" deaths already on the books, this sordid story only gets more disturbing. The thugs at the Washington DC Health Department are trying to shut Dr. Salerian down, even though he received the endorsement of the DEA through the issuance of a license in April of 2011. Awaiting the outcome of a recent court trial, he is now being threatened by the DC Department of Health with a lawsuit that would force him to face the same legal challenges again, thus unlawfully forcing him into double-jeopardy. The following letter is from Dr. Salerian...

Alen J. Salerian, MD - 100812

To say that a policeman and an attorney have been present in the examination room of many doctors may sound dramatic, yet it has been an unnerving reality. This is because the practice of medicine has been under the control of various federal and state agencies with serious damage to individual rights and with the active promotion of a phantom war on drugs and doctors. 

My name is Alen J. Salerian. For over 40 years I have been practicing psychiatry in the nation's capital and have enjoyed the privileges of being the former chief consultant to the FBI as well as the medical director of adult services at PIW, a private psychiatric hospital, and in the last decade the director of The Salerian Center for Neuroscience and Pain. Our center is dedicated to offer Hippocratic and scientifically sound medicine.

What does Hippocratic medicine mean? It means placing the needs of a patient before any other influence including the physician's own interest. If a physician is worried about his or her well being - for instance, her licensure or DEA privileges - and making clinical decisions influenced by personal interests he or she may be letting Hippocrates down.

My concern about the open violations of the Hippocratic medicine with frequent intrusions into patient privacy were triggered by witnessing numerous experiences of some of my patients. In a period over one year, I noticed a pattern where some of my patients - to be specific - 28 of them - were stopped for what appeared to be routine traffic violations. What would occur subsequently was something for high drama. Many of them were forced to spend the night in prison with charges of drug trafficking simply because having in their possession medications prescribed by me. Not only the legal search unwarranted by an apparent traffic stop, but the imprisonment and the later events culminating into a 6-month ordeal with either dropped charges or exoneration of any wrongdoing seemed unusual.

The common denominator in all the cases was all patients were Salerian Center patients receiving treatment for mental and physical pain.

How did a local policeman in a small town in Virginia, West Virginia or North Carolina know what the patient was taking and who the treating attending was, was the question occurred to me when I learned that often the officers would question the driver about their doctor's practice. In one occasion when a young, DK, from War, West Virginia, refused to elaborate he was severely beaten and taken to prison with charges of assault on a police officer, although despite his moans and polite words, "Sir, please don't hit me," later heard in taped conversations. Indeed, this was DK's lucky point upon his release with a substantial amount of a bond he would learn that 2 youngsters with their phone cameras had indeed filmed the incident revealing the police brutality and the misrepresentations that led to his arrest. At present, DK is in the process of suing the city of War and the police department for the injuries he suffered.

It is important to come back to the main point, however. How could this happen in the United States where confidential patient information would end up in the hands of the police to be used against an innocent citizen as it happened with DK? Part of this operation is currently funded with funds identified as HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) for a phantom war on drugs funneled by funds from federal government to bring high tech so that doctor, pharmacy, medication information would instantly flow into the hands of local policemen in making arrests. Evidence seems also pretty compelling that for whatever purpose this system is now contaminated and used as a money making operation where generous bonus systems reward vigilant policemen to be more vigilant with drivers whom they already know are pain patients and thus sitting ducks to be locked up and fried unless they can afford good and expensive lawyers.

For more on this subject and Dr. Salerian read the following from Jim Fetzer...

Is The War On Drugs As Phony As The War On Terror?
JamesFetzer.blogsot, by James Fetzer - 122811

The former Chief Psychiatrist for the FBI, Alen J. Salerian, M.D., of The Salerian Center for Neuroscience & Pain (formerly, The Washington Center for Psychiatry), Washington, DC, has been blowing the whistle on false statistics being disseminated by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), which are being used to justify the “War on Drugs”, which criminal elements within the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) appear to be enforcing by conducting their own “War on Physicians” who are attempting to change the nation’s drug laws for the benefit of the people. The physicians who have dedicate themselves to exposing this charade and to doing something about it by creating “The Pain Relief Network” on-line and by organizing “The Pain Brain Festival” in Washington, D.C., have not been dealt with kindly. Indeed, there is reason to believe that, this past week end, some of them may have been killed.

The exposure of these false statistics threatens to undermine the “War on Drugs”, which undoubtedly would have the effect of encouraging the legalization of drugs, reduce if not evaporate the vast profits accrued through the sale of illegal drugs, and thereby diminish if not completely destroy the wealth and power of the major drug cartels, including of the CIA, widely regarded as the largest drug dealing organization the world has ever known, which appears to me to have led to the harassment and even death of physicians across America whose only offense has been to assist their patients in coping with pain, where, if treated as a medical rather than a criminal problem, could be dealt with relatively easily and cheaply and improve the lives of millions worldwide. But it also would dramatically reduce the profits that are derived from the “War on Drugs”, which, alas, appears to be as phony as the “War on Terror”. Kevin Byers and Siobhan Reynolds, who died in a plane crash this past weekend, were members of the Board of Physicians Against Cruelty to Humans with Imperfect Brains. Byers was also the organization's legal counsel. ... [Read more...]

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