Friday, April 19, 2019


   In the midst of all the rabid anti-Trump hysteria fanned by the Corporate Media, few Americans have heard of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Strike Force (ARPO). ARPO was created in December 2018 as a coordinated effort between the FBI and the Office of the Inspector-General for HHS. The Opioid Crisis has hit Appalachia especially hard; and a high percentage of the dope being pushed is coming from Obamacare-connected medical facilities. 

   Yesterday, Attorney-General Barr and HHS Secretary Azar announced that their efforts had paid off. They handed down a whopping 63 indictments against 31 doctors, 7 pharmacists, 8 general-practitioners, and several others for illegal distribution of Opioids. The criminal activities of this bunch involved over 350,000 illegal prescriptions for 32 million pills. 

    Remember as Election Year draws closer that Obama and the Clintons assured us that there was no possibility of corruption in the Affordable Care Act. Since Trump took office, the Federal Government has removed and disbarred 650 medical providers from the system as well as suspending operations in 31 clinics and revoking the licences of 1,385 others. And note that these numbers only pertain to Opioid-related crimes. The numbers are higher for Obamacare fraud and abuse---of which $5 billion have been recovered. 

     These crimes were not simply the result of clerical oversights. According to the FBI report, several doctors filled out blank prescriptions and instructed the pharmacies to fill them out for people who asked for them. Some were being paid bribes by drug-pushers; including one doctor who was paying a local pimp for prostitutes with free Opioid prescriptions. One doctor arranged on Facebook to deliver Opioids to his customers in person. Another actually sent medical staff out to deliver Opioids to the addresses of known drug-dealers in exchange for cash.

     In the Memphis Area, the FBI reported that "15 individuals were charged, involving eight doctors and several other medical professionals.  In one case, a nurse practitioner who branded himself the “Rock Doc,” allegedly prescribed powerful and dangerous combinations of opioids and benzodiazepines, sometimes in exchange for sexual favors; over approximately three years, the doctor allegedly prescribed approximately 500,000 hydrocodone pills, 300,000 oxycodone pills, 1,500 fentanyl patches, and more than 600,000 benzodiazepine pills.  In another case, a nurse practitioner charged with conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances allegedly prescribed over  500,000 Hydrocodone pills, approximately 300,000 Oxycodone pills, and approximately 300,000 benzodiazepine pills (mostly Alprazolam), along with a myriad of other controlled substances.  In another case, a physician charged with controlled substances and health care fraud violations allegedly prescribed approximately 300,000 hydrocodone pills, 200,000 oxycodone pills, 2,500 fentanyl patches, and 180,000 benzodiazepine pills, and prescribed medically unnecessary durable medical equipment that was billed to Medicare.  Another doctor charged with controlled substances violations allegedly prescribed approximately 4.2 million opioid pills, sometimes in dangerous combinations with other drugs, such as benzodiazepines, and prescribed opioids to known addicts."

      In the Birmingham, Alabama area:  "In one case, the owners and operators of a medical clinic and dispensary were charged with the unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud.  In that case, a doctor allegedly prescribed opioids in high dosages, dangerous combinations, and in many cases, after having knowledge that patients failed drug screens and were addicts, preferring cash payments and charging a “concierge fee” that ranged from approximately $50 per visit or $600 per year.  In another case, a doctor allegedly recruited prostitutes and other young women with whom he had sexual relationships to become patients at his clinic, while simultaneously allowing them and their associates to abuse illicit drugs at his house."

     In two cases, the doctors turned out to be addicts themselves; and were supplying their own habits with false identifications and fraudulent prescriptions. In two other cases, two doctors who'd been sanctioned by the State of Tennessee from prescribing Opioids continued to do so, using false names. 

     Before the President began 'draining the swamp', most of us suspected that our culture was rife with corruption and that our so-called 'elites' were nothing but a pack of vile scumbags. But what's truly amazing is the extent of what's being uncovered and the depths of depravity that these people really engage in. Let's be thankful this Easter Season that the Deep State is eroding more and more every day. 

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