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Protect Your Rights

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#53 Oct 26, 2012
Protect Your Rights wrote:
Please join other chronic pain patients as they fight for their rights on Monday, October 29th, 9:30am at 899 North Capital St NE, Washington, DC.day This is a very important day so if at all possible please try to attend. Are you tired of being second guessed as a patient? Are you tired of being turned away at the pharmacy? Are you tired of not being treated fairly by the medical community? Just because you, a family member, or friend has to rely on narcotic pain medication for an illness or injury does not make you a criminal. You or your loved ones do not deserve the criticism associated with these medications. Come and let your voice be heard!! This is not a meeting to defend any doctor....but it is for you....the ones that are not being treated properly, fairly, or anyone that has had to deal with the criticism or stigma associated with the control of pain with narcotic pain medication. If you don't stand up for your rights no one else will either. There is power in numbers....Let's make a change! Nobody should have to suffer with pain!!! Please come and be present....bring your friends, family, other chronic pain patients,etc. Let's make a change in the way chronic pain is looked down upon in our society today. This is an important day so please try your best to be present and be heard! Godbless!
CORRECTION: the time has changed to 8:30am instead of 9:30. Please try your best to attend. Word of mouth travels quickly so make sure you let anyone and everyone has know that they are welcome to attend. This is not just limited to Dr Salerian's patients. If you or anyone you know would like to stand up for your rights please come. There is power in numbers so please try your best to attend at 8:30am. One man cannot fight this battle alone. He is fighting for any and all chronic pain sufferers and for the right to be treated with respect. It's sad that we have to fight for this to be a right! We will see you at 8:30 Monday morning.
bob the builder

Capitol Heights, MD

#54 Oct 26, 2012
be thankfull the dr was shut down.you will be able to live longer now.the good lord has given you a second chance at life,try living without opiates.i took pain medication for years and all i ever wanted was more more more.there is better ways,but you dont wanna here that do you
Frank

San Leandro, CA

#55 Oct 26, 2012
I am absolutely clear that Salerian has a good heart, best intentions, and did good for some, if not many patients. I am also clear that he has been a fool, a dupe, and has harmed many while narcissistically playing the persecuted victim. It good that he is done.
Incompetent

New York, NY

#56 Apr 22, 2014
Alen Salerian has been ruled "not competent to stand trial" by a judge in Virginia. He was diagnosed with Delusional Disorder. Obviously, a psychiatrist can fake mental illness. Salerian is free.(April 2014) See this article: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcom...

"Alen Salerian Declared Unfit to Stand Trial"
really

Richlands, VA

#57 Apr 23, 2014
Funny he was certainly competent enough to write all these prescriptions, competent enough to see how much money he could make off of it, even competent enough to set up "call in" visits where patients weren't even required to see him in person (as long as they had enough $$) yet he is now unfit to stand trial. A sad day for anyone who was hurt by this monster. He should have to sit in a locked room w/the parents and loved of every single human being he hurt or killed. Let them take turns getting " justice" one on one w/this man. I can't even attempt to imagine what they must feel about this ruling.
really

Richlands, VA

#58 Apr 23, 2014
*loved ones
ignorance

Richlands, VA

#59 Apr 23, 2014
Incompetent wrote:
Alen Salerian has been ruled "not competent to stand trial" by a judge in Virginia. He was diagnosed with Delusional Disorder. Obviously, a psychiatrist can fake mental illness. Salerian is free.(April 2014) See this article: http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcom...
"Alen Salerian Declared Unfit to Stand Trial"
Did you even read the article about were it states it was a court-appointed psychologist and that Salerian objected "at length" to the findings? That doesn't seem like the actions of someone trying to get off on not being competent, especially when the findings was made by the courts psychologist, not one of his choosing.
really

Richlands, VA

#60 Apr 23, 2014
Oh I read the article, I regularly visit the website one of his victims father has set up. It's full of info about him as well as court dockets. The suggestion that he has Delusional Disorder makes sense to me. He believes his own nonsense. Did you read the comments section following the NY times article? If you haven't you need to.

On another note, he thinks he can't get a fair trial in Abingdon, I beg to differ, it seems to me he has plenty of supporters in SWVA. Not hard to figure out
ignorance

Richlands, VA

#61 Apr 23, 2014
really wrote:
Oh I read the article, I regularly visit the website one of his victims father has set up. It's full of info about him as well as court dockets. The suggestion that he has Delusional Disorder makes sense to me. He believes his own nonsense. Did you read the comments section following the NY times article? If you haven't you need to.
On another note, he thinks he can't get a fair trial in Abingdon, I beg to differ, it seems to me he has plenty of supporters in SWVA. Not hard to figure out
I am familiar with the website by the gentleman who lost his son and I am very sympathetic to his loss and his plight, but it is very biased, understandable so, and doesn't take into account his son's own personal responsibility in taking his meds as prescribed, we can't go holding doctors accountable for every script they write if they cause a death because of negligence by the patient, that isn't murder, however, having said that, I agree that Salerian was way overprescribing meds for monetary gains, that is obvious, he also, from reading his letters, has a disorder in the mind of sorts IMO, wether or not that makes him incompetent to stand trial is another issue...
really

Richlands, VA

#62 Apr 24, 2014
You know I really thought it was just a money thing but "ignorance" I swear i'm starting to think he truly believes 100% in what he was doing. Did you read the letter he wrote to The Voice? He has to have some type of narcissistic or Delusional disorder or else he's hands down the best actor I've ever seen. I was totally against him, thought lock him up & throw away the key but its getting harder to feel that way once you start seeing that he truly believed in these crazy practices & prescriptions. Maybe its both, maybe it is a witch hunt by Dennis Lee & the other commonwealth attorney and maybe he really doesn't believe he was in the wrong. According to him the amounts of meds he prescribed came directly out of the "bible" for prescribing.
ignorance

Richlands, VA

#63 Apr 24, 2014
really wrote:
You know I really thought it was just a money thing but "ignorance" I swear i'm starting to think he truly believes 100% in what he was doing. Did you read the letter he wrote to The Voice? He has to have some type of narcissistic or Delusional disorder or else he's hands down the best actor I've ever seen. I was totally against him, thought lock him up & throw away the key but its getting harder to feel that way once you start seeing that he truly believed in these crazy practices & prescriptions. Maybe its both, maybe it is a witch hunt by Dennis Lee & the other commonwealth attorney and maybe he really doesn't believe he was in the wrong. According to him the amounts of meds he prescribed came directly out of the "bible" for prescribing.
I think I agree with you 100% on this, good post. I think the money was secondary to start with, but as it started rolling in, greed got to him, but yes, I do think he believed in what he was doing first and foremost, I don't believe all the propaganda that comes out of Lee's office for sure and I don't think those who died, sadly and tragically, were taking the meds as prescribed either.
really

Richlands, VA

#64 Apr 24, 2014
You kno I think that regardless of what he did or didn't write, believe or whatever else he deserves the same rights as the rest of us, speedy trial and all that. His medical career is most likely over, I don't see how even if he was totally exonerated he could ever practice again. I also feel he should get a change of venue. I don't see how it could be truly fair in DC or in Abingdon. Maybe Roanoke or somewhere closer to central VA where he isn't as well known. Having it in Abingdon it could go against him or the opposite. I do agree w/you about the father of one of his patients, he is clearly biased & your right its very understandable tht he would be. I was trying to find a link to that one article I read, the article was interesting but the comment section was VERY interesting. If I find it again i'll post ya a link. Did you have any direct link to Dr. Salerian or have you just followed this story? Btw, its none of my business so don't feel pressured to answer my question, I was really just curious.
ignorance

Richlands, VA

#65 Apr 24, 2014
really wrote:
You kno I think that regardless of what he did or didn't write, believe or whatever else he deserves the same rights as the rest of us, speedy trial and all that. His medical career is most likely over, I don't see how even if he was totally exonerated he could ever practice again. I also feel he should get a change of venue. I don't see how it could be truly fair in DC or in Abingdon. Maybe Roanoke or somewhere closer to central VA where he isn't as well known. Having it in Abingdon it could go against him or the opposite. I do agree w/you about the father of one of his patients, he is clearly biased & your right its very understandable tht he would be. I was trying to find a link to that one article I read, the article was interesting but the comment section was VERY interesting. If I find it again i'll post ya a link. Did you have any direct link to Dr. Salerian or have you just followed this story? Btw, its none of my business so don't feel pressured to answer my question, I was really just curious.
I know someone who seen him way back, before he started his pain management part of his clinic and a neighbor that seen him for her legit cronic pain and I followed the story online because I am an advocate of those who truly suffer in pain, this doctors story is not uncommon, the gov't has clearly over stepped its bounds when it comes to pain management, people should not suffer in pain for the sins of the few, but unfortunately that is the way it is now.

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