VA Marijuana Studies

WASHINGTON TIMES: Veterans Affairs researchers just published two new “worthless” marijuana studies that failed to derive conclusive results after internal politics killed access to test subjects.

“I find the funds spent on regurgitating these studies to be worthless,” said Sean Kiernan, a veteran and advocate for the Weed for Warriors Project. Kiernan is a combat veteran involved with the studies conducted by Arizona-based physician Dr. Suzanne Sisley.

RELATED: Congress Pushes Pot For Vets (2014)

Sisley has been enrolling veterans in a clinical trial with the goal to evaluate use of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD. According to Kiernan, VA frustrated efforts to recruit veterans for her research.

RELATED: Congress Blocks Veterans Affairs Use Of Marijuana (2017)

“Couple that with the active blockade the VA has undertaken with [Dr. Sisley’s] study and one is left scratching one’s head on what is really going on. It doesn’t make sense unless the screams for research are intended to be words only,” he said. “They say, ‘We don’t have research,’ and then they’re blocking the rigorous research.”

Sisley said the new VA articles are “not helpful.”

“[The VA researchers are] just retreading all the same material. There’s been so many meta-analyses. The fact that government money was wasted, again ” she said, her voice trailing off.

“These aren’t controlled trials, they’re all observational studies fraught with tons of human bias,” Dr. Sisley said of the research.

It is a real shame VA fails to fully analyze the benefits of medicinal marijuana while continuing to dose veterans with highly addictive or mind altering pharmacological drugs that cost infinitely more while also putting veterans’ lives at risk.

In contravention of President Trump’s campaign promises, his Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions has been rolling back progressive advancements in marijuana policy.

When will America wake up to the heavy impact of allowing Big Pharma to lobby politicians without accountability?

Is America ready to have a grown-up conversation about pot outside the reaches of bought-and-paid-for federal regulators and politicians?

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Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/21/department-of-veterans-affairs-ptsd-pot-study-call/

oldmarine

cost infinitely more while also putting veterans’ lives at risk….That’s there plan to begin with…
BEN u need to watch this when u get a chance It’s a eye opener…
“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIl7aTwxIE0”

cj

Really good video OLDMARINE. Thank you.

oldmarine

Get a good history lesson in 20 min
Why is the US government always hiding it
495,590 views
And we are next..agenda 21

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=qr-lCJp9v1E”

David Franklin

After six months of a new Administration, I am very disappointed that the VA seems to be on a path of business as usual. Veterans are dying, promises have been made, and Veterans are still dying.

namnibor

If this were a clinical study on meth and crack, Veterans would not stand a chance either because all the engorged purple teams are obviously already enrolled in meth and crack studies.
I know from my own observations, that MMJ is vastly more effective and safer for PTSD and PAIN than *any* of the POISON the VA dispenses with a grimace.

namnibor

BTW– That “Grimace” that administers the VA’s pharmaceutical poisons is not to be easily confused with a large purple mascot employed by McDonald’s called ‘Grimace”. Same shape, color, and form-factor and linguistic utterings, but not the same.

Dennis
I use a fairly purified form of marijuanna known as an extract, which I obtain legally in Oregon then further purify it to nearly pure form of THC9, the most active component. I have posted extensively on the internet videos of purification techniques because I believe so thoroughly in the efficacy of the medicine. I use it for relief of severe chronic PTSD symptoms, severe nueropathy, chronic severe pain, anxiety relief, and relief from sleep deprivation and it has replaced… Read more »
91Veteran

Dennis, one of the best defenses against this kind of fake research is if other researchers have studied it an came to the opposite conclusion.

Do you know if Oregon looked at medical research before legalization?

Of course, that leads to the next problem, the VA being so influential in whether research is funded or facilities are used.

Crazy elf
@Ben Krause, Down here in Florida, there’s a VERY, VERY wealthy attorney’s group, (Morgan & Morgan), who have been pushing our state legislature to make “medical marijuana” legal! The firm is well known ALL across America! Mr. John Morgan, the head of the firm, has been involved in receiving great information from studies! The reason behind his push, is due to his brother having a debilitating disease! Maybe, you could contact Dr Sisley and Sean Kierman, to have them team… Read more »
WyldeChylde

Mr. Morgan is a godsend to the movement

“We don’t negotiate with bullies or prohibitionists”

A firebrand if ever there was one.

Dan
Sigh….here we go again. people demanding pot which is against federal law, and yet completely ignoring Marinol (dronabinol) which does the EXACT same thing for pain and does it far better, and does not get you “high” as pot would. And what makes even less sense in this discussion, is that Marinol (dronabinol) is already authorized by both the US Congress AND the AMA for use for pain-for cancer-for chemo-etc. The ugly little fact in this case is if there… Read more »
namnibor
@Dan- Not every Dr. wants to even RX Marinol or better said, most Dr.’s will not RX Marinol because they do not want to be under even more scrutiny for RXing it nor step on the shoestrings of Pig Pharma. Not even my civilian Specialists wish to be associated with RX’ing Marinol. In early days of my health crap I was indeed on Marinol and it was NOT as effective as straight-up MMJ, and that even goes for nausea and… Read more »
Dan
Never said it was a panacea Namnibor, just said it was available and that it does in fact work for some people. And medication effects each person differently. Take my brother Deane for instance. A drug that is used to calm hyper people down before a medical treatment does the exact opposite for him. Have you tried CDB? Thats also legal and takes a small amount of THC and mixes it with painkillers. And the best part is that is… Read more »
sepp dietrich

legal legal legal. who cares. cbd is another pharmaceutical product made by big pharma and is made from gmo cannabis plants. true healers boycott cbd oil and share the word that it is just more pharma b.s. to keep plant products and plants from the people.

Dan

So you want to use an illegal substance that can cause you to be banned from all VA facilities and lose your VA benefits and in some states the right to vote because having pot in your system on a VA facility CAN be considered as a federal felony…and you say I am an idiot.

Crazy elf
Dan and namnibor, I’ve never heard of “marinol”! I’ve been diagnosed with “peripheral polyneurapathy of ALL four extremities” since 1979. Plus other disabilities due to my Vietnam combat service! Plus, Agent Orange! Must not forget what that crap did to my body! Not one VA or civilian physician has ever mentioned “marinol” ever! As far as I’m concerned, “medical marijuana” should be made legal. Years ago, I used pot to help with many “maladies” I’ve suffered from. Only when the… Read more »
ANutterVet

I remember seeing something like “Marinol,” this was back around ’85 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The person that was taking this med was a close friend of mine. Whatever it was called, it didn’t work in any measurable manner, because my friend was always toking on those Mountain or Puna District Sweet and Tight Kola Buds.

Dan

I agree 100% with you, but it makes no sense to break the law and take a chance on being cost our hard earned VA medical benefits for doing it

ANutterVet

@Dan Dapper Dan – – – This Vet is tired of all the VA’s bullshit. Led me all over the place, still not well. These wipes don’t even probe with good medical observation techie questions. I’d be asking and expecting to damn much. Idiots, most of them. Really in a mood. I’m going shopping, that’ll fix everything. Until the next bill. – – – Nutter.

Dan

You need to do what works for you, just remember not to go onto a VA reservation with this in your system if you are going to have to take a blood test or a pizz test.

ANutterVet

CBD is purchased legally all over in brick house for profit facilities, and many online and wired up companies. Plus, many of them have Compassionate Programs, that assist at and on a different level. I hate taking Oxycodone. And, if I had the support, monies, connections, plus I was able to obtain most of the necessary items for comfort, then this would even make my endeavors more betta. – – – Nutter.

Dan

If it works for you and is legal, then grab as much as you can

WyldeChylde

hey Dan fuck you and fuck your butthole surfer buddy Jeff Sessions. What the fuck business is it of yours how I handle my fucking problem as long as it doesn’t impinge upon another persons personal and/or property rights?

I bet you keep a pair of jack boots in your closet you fucking tory.

Dan
So this is how you reply Chylde? Like a broke down 3rd grader? Please go ahead and smoke as much as you want, and then go to a VA and have to take a pizz test or a blood test because the doctor wants you to and let them find this in your system. You will get turned over to the police faster then you can say spit. And then when you come back to the VA and set one… Read more »
WyldeChylde
I can’t even believe that people are still actually this fucking stupid about cannabis. Oh and since you don’t know. I’ll never EVER set foot in a VA hospital for ANY medical condition physical or otherwise as I already have insurance. Also the VA is already well aware of my cannabis use and since I’m in a medically legal state and use in full compliance the VA can’t do shit about it. Also, since my medication is in a sealed… Read more »
Dan
Sorry Chylde, but it makes no bloody difference what your state said or did. The Same US Constitution you swore to uphold and protect says The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. … Even state constitutions are subordinate to federal law. Meaning that the DOJ can come in and bust EVERY pot… Read more »
sepp dietrich

federal law applies in washington dc and the territories (colonies). not in the states. the constitution does not apply federal law as a blanket law over the states. you’re wrong. states are NOT subordinate to feds. that is more lie. you are a liar.

Dan

Sorry but Federal law applies all over the US You are completely wrong in your statement and if you ask any attorney or even a prelaw student, they will tell you the same thing. Please have some knowledge of what you are talking about before you open your mouth again and show what a fool you are.

windguy
Dan – does the VA really give a shit? Has anyone ever been turned over to the cops? At least in the last decade? My docs have told me that they might be slightly interested if, and only if consumption of THC is counter-indicated to a treatment – the only example cited (by two PCPs) was congestive heart failure). I’ve had two docs – one specialist suggest – off the record of course – CBDs topically for musculo-skeletal stuff.
Dan

Yes. As a matter of fact 3 in Penn-5 in Michigan-2 in Indiana-6 in Ohio and 9 in kentucky have all been turned over to the VA police. In fact the 2 in Indiana actually had their cars searched with drug sniffing dogs and both were banned from that VA location. You might have heard of this place, its the Richard A. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis

figure8fan

Dan,
I go to the messed up Roudebush VAMC and I did not hear ANYTHING of this happening. Put on here proof of the ones that got turned over to the VA police. Put article links or something to prove what you have stated here. Do you have proof of this?
f8f

Dan

If you go to the hospital, then ask them. Or contact the Indianapolis Star or the Indianapolis Times as it made it into both. And I bet that you didnt even know the Roudebush VAMC was under audit either but since you went there you should have known…right?

figure8fan
Dan, When was this? put a link to the story. Put the proof of what you say. If it happened and you know it did. put the proof. Otherwise this is just hearsay and nothing else. Which investigation are you talking about? To just say “an audit” does not say anything. Again put the proof on here. A link is all it takes. Just because I go there does not indicate that I know everything that is going on at… Read more »
Dan

Then ask them yourself since you go there or ask the Indianapolis Star or ask the USA Today as all of them had stories about this. And since you go to the hospital I am sure that you know they were investigated….right?

Figure8fan
Just as I thought. Go troll somewhere else. You cannot prove a thing. So you are nothing. No proof. No believe. I can prove something if I state they were being audited. like in 2014 when over $1 million dollars of medical equipment was missing. “http://wishtv.com/2017/05/04/records-show-1-million-worth-of-medical-equipment-missing-from-va-hospital/” See it isn’t that hard to do. For some reason you have no trouble saying things you cannot back up. Wonder why that is? You stated this and then you want me to do… Read more »
Dan
No troll here but you. IF you go to the Hospital as you claimed you do, then you would have heard about them and what they did to the vets AND you would know they were under audit. Since you obviously dont know of this (and we up in the FT Wayne Indiana VMAC had heard about it and so did the FT Wayne Journal Gazette. So by you saying you dont know anything about it clearly shows that you… Read more »
TaB

If the VA is locking up veterans who come up hot for cannabis on a urine test, then why isn’t the VA testing and punishing its employees?

I reported a coworker for suspected cannabis use and they opted to fire me and didn’t even bother to test her.

namnibor

Also, it was found out recently that there was a vast amount of VA Pharmacy RX’s missing from inventories and it was found employees were using the VA Pharm. as their personal stash. I wonder if drug tests are against AFGE policy?

sepp dietrich

dan the new world order promoter: fyi, anyone who would allow the va to screen their urine or blood for cannabis is an idiot. you trust va doctors? hahaha. you bow and scrape to va doctors you idiot. stop talking here.

Dan

No I dont, but when you are given a choice of doing this or walking away from the medical that you fought to get, what are you going to do.

And the idiot I see here is the one that looks back at you from your morning mirror

figure8fan
Dan, My brother is a 30% service connected disabled vet. He smokes pot for the fun of it. Plain and simple. He has smoked it going to an appointment at the VA and was piss tested at that appointment. He has NEVER had a problem with the VA taking away anything from him. He actually is prescribed Percocet for RLS and has been for several years. So I know for a fact what you are trying to push is pure… Read more »
Dan
And that was under Obama who allowed pot stores to open in states even though it was still a federal crime. If you have not noticed yet we have a NEW President and SAG Sessions has already stated he is going to start cracking down on these AND he has instructed the Sec of the VA to crack down on this as well. And its already happening. Just because they have not got to your brother yet does not mean… Read more »
figure8fan

Dan, he has been doing this way before Obummer. He has NEVER had a problem with it and his benefits and/or healthcare. I seriously doubt he ever will.
The NEW President may be funding the countries that supply the drugs just as they have previously done.
f8f

Leatherneck

Wyldechyidie why you should have to swear if you saying about the Veteran Affairs Committee it’s okay.

namnibor

Don’t forget the Gov’t. Issued and Certified Olive Drab Butt Plug. It keeps that anti-MMJ bug far-up Dan’s ass. 🙂

Dan

Now Namnibor, I was respectful and polite to you, and yet you respond like an asshole?

namnibor

Oh, just call it one brown-eye to another.

WyldeChylde
Btw Dan a quick 10 second search for marinol side effects turned up this little gem of a page. “https://www.drugs.com/cdi/marinol.html” It’s awfully funny how pretty much 85% of that page is taken up by side effects and effects on the body. Hows that liver and those kidneys Dan? Oh also hows the old thinking cap? No new or worsening mental illness yeah? Wait did I forget to take my marinol? Let me take another one just to be sure. Oh… Read more »
Dan

BTW Chylde, You would do far better to look it up on the AMA webpage (American) instead of a webpage where 99.9% of the people who are running it are in New Zealand and Australia

ANutterVet

Excuse Me- Unofficial Internet Monitoring Service (free version)- Com’n people, now can’t we get along to at least solve something. Carry on. – – – Nutter.

Dan

I tried, but Chylde started out with personal attacks and it devolved from there.

WyldeChylde

Dan, you’re a fool. When you stop drinking the govt kool aid you let me know.

Nexdeceptus

Don’t waste your time guys. This dud is operating on another frequency.By the way I had a urine test the other day and my doc said ” smoking a little weed huh?”. I said no, I’ve been using my canna butter for my depression. He asked how it was working, I said GREAT! That was the end of that short discussion.

Dan

As I asked Chylde, since when is follow the law, and the Constitution; the same ones YOU swore an oath to follow, is now not a good thing. Are you admitting your oath and word is not worth anything?

oldmarine

BUSH said it was a outdated piece of paper …Do you think him and other politicians go by the Constitution…I think not….they wright laws for us not them

Dan

Yes chylde you are a fool, and have freely shown yourself to be. Thanks for playing

Dan

So you have shown yourself to be the fool, good to know. And since when is following the law drinking government kool aide?

namnibor

You really go way out of your way in being a dick in life, don’t you?

Dan

I respond how I am responded to. If people dont like it then tough too bad. I am too darn old to kiss anybody’s rear.

ANutterVet

I must confess, there has been a big reduction in the amount of Gubmint flavored Kool-Aid. This doesn’t even sound good. Damn. – – – Nutter.

sepp dietrich

sorry dan, but you’re wrong. marinol is a synthetic thc isolate. it is the whole plant resin extract that is the healing and curing powerhouse.

please stop lying. we don’t care what congress authorizes. we know truth.

Dan

Sorry child, but I am correct. My information comes directly from the AMA, and the Cleveland Clinic as well as from the Ohio Medical College which are two of the top hospitals in the US. So the one that is lying is clearly you.

So tell us einstein, exactly where did you get YOUR fake info from?

sepp dietrich

the AMA has no credibility neither do those other mainstream pharma agents. einstein was a fake as well. you’re not doing too good here.

Dan

Sorry, but the AMA has far more credibility then either you OR I so in citing them I have far more credibility then you

Dennis
Let me explain what I know about government marijuanna studies. Since marijuanna prohibition was implemented any official study was completely hamstrung by federal regulations. Let me explain. In order to perform a study of the drug it had to be obtained through official government supplies. The government created a small lab(s) to provide “official” marijuanna for the sanctioned studies. Here is where even good intentions torpedoed every single study conducted to gauge efficacy of the drug. Phillip Morris donated used… Read more »
namnibor

@Dennis – “[AFGE’s motto was established as “To Do For All That Which No One Can Do For Oneself…]”
Real-life in-practice: “To Do TO All That Which No One Can Do TO Oneself”, and what would that be? Can’t screw oneself so easily so do it to all those you’re serving, including taxpayers and veterans.

Dennis

Indeed Namnibor. It is exceedingly difficult to perform anal sex on oneself while restrained. This is where the federal government steps in…

WyldeChylde

I wonder how much taxpayer money the VA wasted conducting that particular study.

namnibor

That study was a tragic and twisted combination of VA “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” & “Twister” and all study material had to be shredded as the engorged purple mass became one blob.

Dennis
How about a study in which we require all VA folks inhale THC prior to every work shift and see if they begin to treat veterans as humans instead of test subjects and practice dummies. Maybe if they got stoned once a day they would perceive veterans as “human” instead of “inventory”. Let’s study that! A yearly bonus could be an extra joint each month if you produced happy customers and my brothers and sisters a good Oregon grown joint,… Read more »
namnibor
@Dennis – I quite like that and I am assuming that you took into consideration that the VA vending machines would then have more than just 48different types of melba crackers…and…we would have a situation in which the VA Engorged Purple Teams may have to make every VAMC 24/7 open for business because I am betting they will become too engorged to leave as long as the vending machines keep stocked. Conveyor belts on the restocking of vending machines would… Read more »
Dennis
@namnibor trust me when I tell you about super duper potent marijuanna and exactly how to handle the whole Melba Toast stand down that would occur. You first stock the vending machines with super thick all natural organic peanut butter packets in one half of the machine and marshmallow soft black licorice candy from New Zealand in the other half. This will handle ALL the munchie chores in an ordely and entertaining way if you first provide decent smoke. Then,… Read more »
namnibor
@Dennis — My brain is trying to imagine mixing the flavors of New Zealand Marshmallow Black Licorice and Organic Peanut Butter, all in same mouthful, with the obligatory melba toast cracker or without. It may be too tempting and the engorged purple teams may try mixing the two, causing perm. bad taste-memory, and back to drawing board. Unless… that could be employed as a hidden tactic in which if the two are ever combined, it will be equiv. to mixing… Read more »
ANutterVet

Don’t forget the piping in of an innocent scent that stimulates not the thought process. Makes it kind of frozen or stuck. – – – Nutter.

sepp dietrich

maybe you will consider “mandatory marijuana” as a social policy. I am promoting this new cause. required marijuana use. for everyone. just like vaccines. especially VA workers. can you imagine walking into a VA where workers are smiling, telling jokes, laughing with the clients/patients. i can imagine it, that’s why mandatory marijuana platform. i’ll be back with more details of how we can implement this plan. bless.

cj

…-!ii!-…

NiteWish

A 89pg complaint against Jefferson Beauregard Sessions & Charles Rosenberg was filed 7/24/17 in N.Y. by attorney Michael S. Hiller, claims that the federal govt does not believe & never has believed that cannabis meets or ever met the three Schedule I requirements: high potential for abuse, no medical use in treatment & no ability to be used or tested safely, even under medical supervision. I hope they win!
“http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/07/25/marijuana-schedule-i-lawsuit-unconstitutional/84473/”

ANutterVet

@Benjamin Krause – – – Thanks for removing the Captcha app. Less frustration and stress. I almost choked it. – – – Nutter.

Benjamin Krause

Yeah, it was a real pain and I could not figure out how to make the ReCaptcha feature work correctly to only require merely pressing the button once rather than picking all 10 images.

Crazy elf

From: “Based Patriots” [utube video 24:55 min. long]
Dated: “published 23 August 2017”
Titled:

“President Trump’s Keynote Speech at American Legion National Convention 8/23/17”

Can you spot some of the things he’s NOT accomplished FOR America’s PATRIOTS!

ThisVet2017

Want the short and sweet? If the government cannot tax it and big pharmaceutical companies can’t make money off of it, won’t happen. This has nothing with DOJ worried about the evils of Marijuana. While I’m not a fan of cannibis, the opioids are worst and destroying this country.

ANutterVet
What is hurting this country is the damn dumb ass Physicians that prescribe these types of meds w/o close monitoring. Each State has a Pharmacy laws that keeps track of each person’s script history, especially the tracking of Opiates. And, many of our enriched deeper pocket trust doc’s, won’t run a person’s name to check on their script history. Its the damn doctors fault. Doc’s are required to know ALL about the meds they prescribe. And, the VA Doc’s played… Read more »
Under water basket weaver specialist
Under water basket weaver specialist
Prior to my enlistment, I smoked pot, a lot of pot. After my enlistment was up I self medicated with mass amounts of alcohol. Alcohol led to a personal and professional downward spiral. While I do take many VA issues meds, I’ve often wondered if hitting the old bong would be better for symptom relief. It’s been about 25 years since I’ve inhaled. The only hazard I encountered when stoned was eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s chunkey monkey… Read more »
namnibor

Always better to have eaten a pint of chunky monkey than to awaken in morning next to…a chunky monkey.

WyldeChylde

honestly, it depends on your symptoms and what your medicating for. Do some research but I suspect you’ll find cannabis is useful in a whole range of ailments. I mean if nothing else, you’ll get good and baked and life won’t seem so bad anyways. Speaking of…

oldmarine

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Test Positive for Monsanto Glyophosphate
by jwlpeace …

ANutterVet

@Benjamin Krause- Suggestion for Ease of Use- Ben, anyway to add a sub app on WP’s format applied to your site, one that would post the date and time of the last new post uploaded? Some subscribers like myself, don’t tag for notices under the original comments. Thanks. – – – Nutter.

Name

The VA is part of the plan, to keep Big Pharma in cash for pushing narcotics.
They don’t fool anyone and the Vets know it!!!
Drain the VA Sewer!!!

91Veteran
Is anyone surprised? Would anyone be surprised when VA quacks, policy makers and politicians point to this bullshit as positive evidence that MJ doesn’t work to treat any condition? For over 20 years I watched as the VA and DOD pissed away boatloads of money on BS research which only showed more research was needed, or that any illness reported by Gulf War vets was simply stress. It was only when SOME research money was taken away and given to… Read more »
namnibor

@91Veteran – “[… If not, they should just shut the fuck up and continue wondering if leeches should still be used as medical treatments….]”

Leeches and Zombie Dust, never a good combo nor outcome outside the grass hut.

James Gallegos
Finding veterans to participate in the study.? Veteran’s are very aware of what the VA is capable of doing to veterans everyday. Veterans do not trust the VA, they will take my pain medication away. They will take my disability away. Did they lace the marijuana with something ! Does big pharmacy telling the VA it’s bad Or if they let veterans use medical marijuana the cost of other medications will have to go up in cost. Are the veterans… Read more »
namnibor
@James — Actually, it’s quite more often than not, that those that are incredibly outspoken on something to the fringe of ridiculous, are often those that are later arrested for being slopping and getting caught with their own large personal stash…or even worse, as in some religious figures, sexually abusing the very children they espouse to be protecting from evil…wolves in sheep’s clothes. Another example: Fundamentalists couple Tammy Faye Bakker (mascara queen/ex-prostitute) and Jim Baker….when on the down-low, Jimmy was… Read more »
Lem

All the same for VA and military health studies. Predetermined outcomes for political correctness which often means sticking it to veterans.

Ranger11bv

Instead of just jabber jawing at the chew, some one with enough BALLS AND MONEY needs to sure the $hit out of the VA!!! This talking until you die crap is old….

ANutterVet
The Next Pharmaceutical Epidemic- Ant-Psychotic Medications (like Abilify)- the PIG PHARMA isn’t cooperating in being transparent on the side effects of these types of medication. And, they VA is prescribing to people who have impulsive disorders, and the addictive type of behavior that this drug causes upon its legal users, service / emotional therapy animals, spouses, care takers, friends, love ones, plus anyone else who gives a shit. Damn, y’all just step right on up, and in. There yo go.… Read more »
James Clement
It is high time for some real leadership at the VA. Leadership that speaks truth publicly about how bad things have really gotten. Leadership that develops solutions to take better care of ALL our nations warriors. Leadership that recognizes that when they are doing a good job – – – it will be veterans singing their praises, rather than the VA needing a PR Agency to put out “Fluff Pieces” to mislead America. Current VA leadership has their Brain Housing… Read more »
Marine
It gets a bit old reading this over and over again (the archaic beliefs, lies, and carelessness of the VA that is, not the reporting of it), but it’s not like I (we) expected anything different. Each time I think there might be a chance that things could change for the better, I’m let down. For two years the VA had me on 120mg of Morphine Sulfate, 3x daily. I was a zombie and my innerds were a mess. Couple… Read more »
ANutterVet
Veterans Receiving Pain Medications from the VA or from Private Sector- I’ve learned a lot with all the research that I’ve done pertaining to the VA’s New Opiate Prescribing Guidelines. Let me tell you, the VA is more into looking for numbers to make the Agency look good, so that this data can be used as a reference in future articles, papers, resource, or contact, that has current doc-numbers for research purposes. Its a vicious circle with many side winding… Read more »
ANutterVet

Pig Pharma has been increasing its market share in other Countries. Just like when Tobacco was marketed as not being acceptable, basically the similar pressure has been put on Opiate Pain Medication Manufacturers. They found not only a larger market, but one less regulated. Just like PIG Pharma likes it, not many watching their selfish, uninformed strategies of fooling more people. – – – Nutter.

maryw
About 7 years ago,,the W.H.O. did a study,,funded by the u.s.a.,,,it was about minmual use of marijuana,coke,and drinking I think,,,,stating it ,had absolutely NO EFFECTIVE,, on someone abilty to function,to be a productive member of society,not to get addicted at all ,,,and had NO EFFECT on the human body,,after minumual use,,,,The u.s.a.,,THREATEN’D,, the W.H.O.,,U.N. if they published their findings,,they would pull all monies from both organization,,,,, I thank all the man/women who fought/fight for this country,,,but this current country,,IS NOT,,… Read more »
Jo3n

Other than misdiagnosis and years of experience in listening to crap, the VA hasn’t really been there for me. Now, if I smoke pot, VA says it’s a substitute for pain and my mind, so, no meds for those. The feds say it has no use. Screw the VA….

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