The problem with "pain clinics" and the whole concept of them is that medical care and mental health services that should be a part of severe pain treatment, especially when accompanied by a serious life-shortening disease, are not even part of the plan. After seeing a few clinics, It becomes one step up from what a methadone clinic must be like.
I know of Browder and think he is an OK doctor. I saw him once . I was there in the mid'90's and was dismissed for loosing 9 tablets. My fault...but I've been on these drugs for 25 years-HOW could you NEVER lose some, drop a few into the dishwasher or WHATEVER. I ACTUALLY went camping once and animals, I think skunks, dug my patches out and chewed two to bits! Shit happens.
When it does you are history. No exceptions, no excuses, no second chances. You are guilty and proof of innocence is irrelevant. At the same time they have a LOT of pressure from DEA and state agencies, especially in pill-ridden Tennessee, one of the hardest-hit states.
We have made narcotics so rare and hard-to-get that their value is many, many times worth their weight in gold. How did this happen? Why do we have a "pill culture" in America? Where do they all come from. Every single pill prescribed goes into a state computer database so every doctor, every patient can be watched. Where is it ALL coming from?
TWO WORDS: Organized crime. Oh, I know you all think our government "stamped out" the "mob". The New York italians, perhaps. The Mexicans, MS-13, bikers, Russian mafia and Chinese triads fight with our own government control of the multi-TRILLION dollar business.
Stop governments from making drugs illegal and the profit motive goes away. Then the murders, extortions and bribery of high officials stops, then producers stop growing (or making in factories) drugs that no longer are worth much. Begin REAL drug treatment research and apply it. Stop treating people in pain like drug criminals and treat drug "criminals" who are users, not "top-tier" distributors as victims who, if they choose can receive caring, nonjudgmental treatment for addiction.
As it is you have thousands of people just in K-ville living in hell because they cannot get pain treatment for one reason or another. They may be sick but to be a candidate for pain treatment you must be "perfect". How long can anyone pull that off. A year? Five? Eight? Sooner or later SOMETHING happens...or one of those two bitches mentioned above in Dr. B's office will do the dirty work, dumping you because you have a "bad attitude".
A pain clinic can rape, rob, humiliate, extort and molest a patient in any manner because that person is physically dependent on narcotics. You are theirs and they don't care much about you...none, really. If you twitch they get scared. THIS is the situation, now and it is criminal. It isn't any one parries fault but we must fix things or those in serious pain will snap...they have little to lose.