regulatory abuse

The Police State of Medicine: Reflections on a Case of Regulatory Abuse

Author: 
William E. Hurwitz, MD, JD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
July/August 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
4

Introduction

First, I would like to thank the Drug Policy Foundation for the opportunity to speak to you today. I understand that the rights of patients to effective treatment and the impact of current drug policy on the patient-doctor relationship are very much on your minds, as they are on mine. I offer my story as a case study of regulatory abuse, as we try to fashion an adequate political and legal response to what I think of as "The Police State of Medicine."

Pain Control or State Control?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, June 8, 2001

You may have heard about the story of the psychiatrist who was prosecuted for murder because he prescribed pain medication for several patients who ultimately died. Nevertheless, you may not have thought about the implications of this news story or about how it may affect you and your loved ones.



Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.