Evening all. For the few of you who know me, you know that I'm typically not locked into any one area of discussion since there are so many
fascinating topics here at ATS. The one exception is the conspiracy threads. Please don't get me wrong - I find them fascinating and am always left
with some genuine food for thought, but I just don’t know enough about these matthers to make a significant contribution to the tread, so I read and
glean whatever I can. With that said, something happened to me today that I am still pondering. I'm not one to shout "CONSPIRACY" without looking at
all of the logical explanations but the timing here seems so bizarre.
I’ll start by sharing that I suffer from a chronic illness which, after trying many different combinations of treatment, including holistic,
alternative and western medical, my doctor's came up with the correct cocktail which includes an alternate therapy and one big name Pharm medication.
Although the medication is Classified IV, I have never had any thoughs about abusing it and it has, thus far, remained stable in my system without
losing its effectiveness over the years. This treatment protocol virtually saved my life and enabled me the opportunity to enjoy my life with my
wonderful children and live as a contributing member of society.
When I went to pick up my monthly medication this evening (the same CVS where I have picked them up every month for the last 10 years), my pharmacist,
who I know very well, pulling me aside and told me that the Control IV medications are not being released by any of the manufacturers and that they
have been encountering huge problems with getting any manufacturers to send them backordered shipments on certain medications, most specifically
narcotics (like Percodan] and other strong pain killers. Their first thought was that the FDA must be investigating those medications because they
have reason to believe that they might to be dangerous to the general public, but as the list continued to grow (and included medications that have
been used as tried-true methods for more than 30-40 years), suspicions started to mount. Then she told me something absolutely horrible. They have a
patient, twelve years old (a friend of my daughter's, actually), who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment at home for leukemia. A few weeks
ago, the manufacturer sent a statement that they were stopping production of this medication, effective immediately, and it wouldn't be available for
the foreseeable future. She scanned the internet and couldn't find any medical briefing on this particular medication. Three weeks ago, this immune
compromised patient became quite ill and after finding the medication missing at the hospital also, she slipped into a coma. Two week ago, she died
because she was not able to get the medication needed to save her life, in spite of the humanitarian requests that had been submitted to the FDA.
I was shaken by the pharmacist’s recounting and just as I was about to leave, she said to me in a very low tone "it’s as if they (I assumed she
was referring to either Big Pharma or the Government) know that something big is coming and are trying to hoard all of the narcotic pain medications
while denying acutely ill patients access to their own life saving medications which would serve the majority of the population in no way. Just some
food for thought fellow ATers - could this all be a coincidence or could there be foreknowledge of events on the imminent horizon. I'm curious about
everyone's opinion. This just seemed very weird to me.
edit on 5/6/2011 by timidgal because: Grammar.