President Trump Right About Big Pharma
President Trump was right!
The opioid epidemic is killing us and the pharmaceutical companies are pulling the trigger daily!
Thanks to the reporting of CBS and “60 Minutes” on the influence peddling of Big Pharma and their lobbyists in Washington, we all got a small glimpse into how Washington really works (or doesn’t).
The bill to restrict the DEA’s ability to go after dirty doctors and drug mills was passed unanimously by consent in the Senate. That pretty much means no one read the bill before they voted on it! How is that possible?
Consider this: The guy who wrote the bill used to work in the DEA’s division of diversion (in charge of cracking down on traffickers). He’s now a very high-paid lobbyist for the drug companies, in charge of writing the damn bill itself that our officials signed off on (without even reading it)!
Drug companies, more than any other industry, have poured over $2.5 BILLION into politicians’ war chests over the last 10 years. They pretty much spread it equally between Democrats and Republicans. So, don’t try to blame this on one party. The drugs certainly don’t care who they infect!
If you are as fed up as I am about our kids, brothers, moms and dads dying every day just to prop up big drug companies profit margins, then make a phone call, send an email to your senators and congressmen, local and in Washington.
Giving the DEA more authority to crack down on illegal and legal drug distribution is just one of the many action items that will help us get to the solution.
Southwest Florida needs intervention now. From the top down and locally.
Don’t let the big drug companies “own us.” They’re smiling all the way to the bank while we bury our kids every day.
The power is in our hands, let’s take it back now.
Clint Potter, MD
—Dr. Clint Potter is a general practice physician in Naples, FL. In addition to medical marijuana, his practice, Advance Individualized Medicine of Naples, provides specialized care for addiction services, cosmetic procedures, and LGBTQ patients. He treats the entire patient and takes an individualized approach. Call (239) 260-3880 or Text (239) 217-1247 for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can also email him.