New law may aid pain pill epidemic

New law may aid pain pill epidemic

There are 4 comments on the The Chattanooga Times Free Press story from Jun 2, 2012, titled New law may aid pain pill epidemic. In it, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that:

Last year, the top 10 medical prescribers in Tennessee wrote prescriptions for more than 20 million doses of restricted pain medication, with the top prescriber in the state doling out more than one-quarter of those.

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Santa Clara, CA

#1 Jun 4, 2012
We thought you may like to find out about the case of Dr. Amar N. Bhandary from Oklahoma City.
Dr Amar N. Bhandary is a Psychiatrist and chronic Pain Management based out of Oklahoma City being persecuted by the DEA as part of the DEA war on Doctors.
His friends and family have set up a web site as noted below
Dr Amar N. Bhandary's persecution by the DEA is purely on the grounds of prescribing pain medications has taken on new dimensions in terms of harassment of him and his patients, blatant violations of his and his patients civil rights, wholesale seizures of patient files (tens of original files, never seen or heard of since), no names of patient files seized have been released, no search warrants every produced, absolute and total lack of any due process by the DEA/Federal Agencies ...
Dr Bhandary has filed a Civil suit in Federal Court , Western District Oklahoma listing DEA / FBI Agents and the agencies themselves as defendants. This law suit may also be found on his web site
Federal agencies responded with an indictment full of baseless allegations of crimes.
And now US Citizen Bhandary has been detained for a month(!) in Germany on an unneeded detention awaiting "extradition" to the US while on his way voluntarily( to the US) to Chicago/ Oklahoma City to prove his innocence in a US Court of Law ! The harassment by Federal Agencies continues to this day.
Any help would much be appreciated, as would any exposure to Dr Bhandary's case.
Friends and Family of Dr Bhandary
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Chattanooga, TN

#2 Jun 5, 2012
BhandaryDefense wrote:
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Friends and Family of Dr Bhandary
Whats there to like hes a common "drug-pusher" just as it appears the agents called him?

Your claims are frivolous and you have the nerve to beg for money too…give us a break, I seriously doubt this Quack will ever see the light of day again without looking through bars of a Federal Pin! Your ride on the money train is OVER!

March 21, 2012-“A 53-count federal indictment was unsealed Wednesday against Dr. Amar Nath Bhandary, who faces five counts related to the patient deaths that carry sentences of 20 years to life in prison. The 51-year-old Bhandary also faces 48 counts of illegal distribution of the controlled substances. Bhandary’s attorney, Daniel Gamino said he’s not sure his client has disappeared. Gamino says Bhandary left his office in late January or early February to do some family business ” He also failed to testily in front of a Grand jury too! US authorities took him into custody in Germany!

“I am a lawfully licensed MD, a Specialist licensed to practice in the fields of Psychiatry and Chronic Pain Management, with years of dedication, research, training and experience.” This also appears to be a lie but not really, he didn’t say licensed in the US! As of 3/27/2012 the Oklahoma state medical board reported his ticket to practice medicine: stopped 3/27/12.

WOW those idiots let it get all the way through the federal indictment process, before acting! They should be, ashamed of themselves!

Chattanooga, TN

#3 Jun 5, 2012
Impacted up there!

United States

#4 Jul 5, 2013
How sad that in America a person is convicted before the crime! Dr Bhandary was a caring, compassionate doc. who is guilty of nothing but caring for his patients and trying to relieve their chronic pain. He was my doc from 2002-2010. I am Not a drug hopping drug seeking woman. I am a 43 year old woman with four children, married for 25 years. I bad four back surgeries, a broken ankle, and live every day in constant, chronic pain. He was referred to me by my surgeon when my surgery had failed. He was always careful, especially when i accidentally became pregnant while under his care. He asked that i only see my ob/gyn for treatment.
He is a family man with a daughter and a baby boy, recently born. He really cared about his patients and would have NEVER compromised his family, his patients, or his career.
There are always going to be people out there that make it hard for real people with chronic pain to find good.doctors. Because there are drug seekers, doctors are now putting us, the true chronic pain.suffers, through hell, causing doctoes to doubt every patients' pain as chronic or drug seeker.

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