This first platform – Women’s Advancement Deeply – will cover the pursuit of economic equality for women, from securing gender-equal access to financial services, to fighting for property rights and closing the pay gap.We’ll also be working to launch other dedicated platforms in this space, and we are currently exploring themes of maternal, sexual and reproductive health, as well as gender-based violence.' I was ill-prepared for those who set out to exploit my practice,' he said.But prosecutors said that Hurwitz prescribed excessive amounts of Oxycodone and other potentially dangerous narcotics -- in one case, more than 1,600 pills a day -- to addicts and others, some of whom sold the medication on the black market. Brinkema seemed to lean toward the patient advocate side when she imposed her 57-month sentence yesterday.
He told Brinkema yesterday that he was part of a 'new enlightenment' of pain doctors and blamed his problems on a small number of patients.Before the second jury got the case in April, Brinkema dismissed the counts involving the patient who died and the two who were seriously injured.The second jury found Hurwitz guilty on 16 counts and acquitted him on 17 trafficking counts, and Brinkema dismissed the remaining 12 counts.' He crossed the line from a healer to a dealer,' Assistant U. Although she said she agreed that Hurwitz had gone from being a doctor to someone who gave 'drugs to people for illicit means,' she said that the 'overwhelming majority' of his patients were legitimate and that Hurwitz had tried to help them.When she first took the case, Brinkema said she thought the dosages that Hurwitz prescribed were 'absolutely crazy.' But she said defense witnesses turned her around.Moreover, Christo states that "The prevalence of any addiction is about 10 percent" - even for those who have never had problems with licit or illicit drug abuse.Medill claimes that "Even more than concerns about addiction, experts question the effect of opiod[sic]/acetaminophen compounds - commonly found in painkillers - on the liver." The article reports that "some doctors" thus "have mixed feelings about the possible ban;" Dr.David Perry, director of the Pharmacology Graduate Program at George Washington University warns that "the presence of acetaminophen is toxic in high doses." However, Perry also cautions readers that "anything could be toxic" including Vitamin C and "even so-called natural products." Doctors' largest worry, however, appears to relate to the lack of alternatives available for treating pain.The article briefly mentions medical marijuana, citing not only its low risk of addiction but also the "baggage" the drug carries.Stephen Schneider and wife Linda Schneider, "who were indicted in December 2007 on 34 counts [...] of unlawfully prescribing painkillers and overbilling for services at their clinic in [a] Wichita[, KS] suburb," the Associate Press reported on July 10, 2009 ("DOJ Eyes Kan. The latest in a series of related legal filings, Reynolds' July complaint alleges "possible ethics violations by Justice Department employees," primarily Assistant U. Attorney Tanya Treadway, who - as discussed below - has relentlessly pursued Reynolds over the last few years in hopes of either slapping her with an obstruction of justice charge or using her personal information to gain insight into the Schneider defense team's case. However, as Ohio newspaper the Columbus Dispatch reported on July 20, "Confusion and concern have followed news that the [FDA] is considering" the changes discussed above ("FDA Inquiry into Painkiller Perplexes Patients").Interviews with local doctors confirm that patients should, as one physician stated, "talk to their doctors while the FDA decides what to do." However, "Many patients are nervous that tried and true drugs might go off the market, leaving them struggling to manage pain." The physicians who spoke with the Dispatch stressed that patients should not worry excessively but rather "take acetaminophen seriously, read labels, and understand that it's fine as long as it's not taken in excess." Moreover, the Dispatch's sources reached the consensus that "it would be a mistake to take Vicodin and Percocet off the market." Sources at the FDA stated that "Changing dosing regulations on Tylenol would take years [...], and the agency is well aware of the concerns of people who rely on Percocet and Vicodin." FDA spokesperson Karen Riley suggested that "this will be a measured response [...], adding that labeling changes would be an option that could happen relatively quickly." When federal prosecutors served activist and Pain Relief Network president Siobhan Reynolds with an excessively broad subpoena in March of 2009, the unrelenting pain patient advocate hit back with her own motion to quash the order, which she filed on April 9, 2009, according to a May 15 feature in that week's Drug War Chronicle ("ACLU Backs Pain Activist's Effort to Quash Subpoena Issued in Kansas Case").