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  • Latest Action: Nov 17, 2008 By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 110-521.

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    • On September 05, 2008, by Anonymous - OUR FREEDOM IS NO MORE WASHINGTON TOOK IT AWAY THANKS TO BUSH

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    • On September 05, 2008, by Anonymous - As a concerned Voter, I am urging you to Vote NO on the proposed Legislation, HR 6353 (as written) for the following reasons: Although the Bill has been sold as essential to prohibiting "children" from purchasing dangerous drugs off the internet, Almost all the studies on the issue show that Most minors get prescription drugs from parents, grandparents, or a friend's parents (from their medicine chest, etc.) and NOT off the internet. The passage of HR 6353 will stymie the ability to develop telemedicine as a suppliment to underserved remote, and rural communities that are suffering from a severe shortage of Doctors. The OnlineConsultation services (which pair Doctors/PAs with patients) have responded to the fear that minors will use their services by tightening up the requirements the consumer must meet before even talking to their Doctors/PAS: a prospective patient MUST have up to date medical records, including proof that the medication has been prescribed by their Primary Care Physician in the past, a valid state issued ID, (some services even require a social security number as additional proof of identity) the prospective patient MUST speak to a licensed Doctor or PA with a current DEA license, an adult signature is required when the medication is delivered, etc. In addition, the DEA has taken down the questionnaire only sites dispensing controlled substances that once flourished on the internet...and rightly so! Passing HR 6353 will further hurt Chronic Pain Patients who are already undermedicated due to the DEA's misuse of the CSA to persecute, and in many instances, prosecute Doctors they feel are "over-prescribing" pain medication (the DEA seems to think that long term use of pain medication is only appropriate in TERMINAL cases.) When used as directed, which the vast majority of chronic pain patients do, opioid pain relievers are still some of the most effacious, and safest, medications on the market for chronic pain. Abolish the legitimate USA based websites using licensed Doctors and pharmacies, and the true drug dealers move in needing only an email address and spamming to peddle their wares: which could be fake at best, dangerous at worst. And, of course, these people WILL take anyone's money without scruple; including the money of minors. Ditto as above for dubious International Sites which will become a huge problem with hundreds of thousands of desperate Americans spinning a dangerous drug "roulette" wheel. Let me emphasis that the Chronic Pain community has nothing against sensible legislation that truly "protects" minors from ordering dangerous drugs by imposing appropriate restrictions on the cutting edge of telemedicine, but this BILL is not it.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 05, 2008, "As a concerned Voter, I am urging you to Vote NO on the proposed Legislation, HR 6353 (as written) for the following reasons: Although the Bill has been sold as essential to prohibiting "children" from purchasing dangerous drugs off the internet, Almost all the studies on the issue show that Most minors get prescription drugs from parents, grandparents, or a friend's parents (from their medicine chest, etc.) and NOT off the internet. The passage of HR 6353 will stymie the ability to develop telemedicine as a suppliment to underserved remote, and rural communities that are suffering from a severe shortage of Doctors. The OnlineConsultation services (which pair Doctors/PAs with patients) have responded to the fear that minors will use their services by tightening up the requirements the consumer must meet before even talking to their Doctors/PAS: a prospective patient MUST have up to date medical records, including proof that the medication has been prescribed by their Primary Care Physician in the past, a valid state issued ID, (some services even require a social security number as additional proof of identity) the prospective patient MUST speak to a licensed Doctor or PA with a current DEA license, an adult signature is required when the medication is delivered, etc. In addition, the DEA has taken down the questionnaire only sites dispensing controlled substances that once flourished on the internet...and rightly so! Passing HR 6353 will further hurt Chronic Pain Patients who are already undermedicated due to the DEA's misuse of the CSA to persecute, and in many instances, prosecute Doctors they feel are "over-prescribing" pain medication (the DEA seems to think that long term use of pain medication is only appropriate in TERMINAL cases.) When used as directed, which the vast majority of chronic pain patients do, opioid pain relievers are still some of the most effacious, and safest, medications on the market for chronic pain. Abolish the legitimate USA based websites using licensed Doctors and pharmacies, and the true drug dealers move in needing only an email address and spamming to peddle their wares: which could be fake at best, dangerous at worst. And, of course, these people WILL take anyone's money without scruple; including the money of minors. Ditto as above for dubious International Sites which will become a huge problem with hundreds of thousands of desperate Americans spinning a dangerous drug "roulette" wheel. Let me emphasis that the Chronic Pain community has nothing against sensible legislation that truly "protects" minors from ordering dangerous drugs by imposing appropriate restrictions on the cutting edge of telemedicine, but this BILL is not it. "
    • On September 05, 2008, by Anonymous - OUR FREEDOM IS NO MORE WASHINGTON TOOK IT AWAY THANK TO BUSH

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 05, 2008, "OUR FREEDOM IS NO MORE WASHINGTON TOOK IT AWAY THANK TO BUSH"

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 11, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.980 United States Ferry Systems Investment Act of 2011. ... S.980: United States Ferry Systems Investment Act ... - OpenCongress. A bill in the U.S. Congres" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s980/show)
    • S.980: Native American Challenge Demonstration Project Act of 2009 ... - May 04, 2009 by opencongress.org - Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on November 18, 2010; Cost Estimate for S. 980, Native American Challenge Demonstration Project Act of 2010. Cost estimate for the bill as ordered . ... OpenCongress i

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 04, 2009, "Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on November 18, 2010; Cost Estimate for S. 980, Native American Challenge Demonstration Project Act of 2010. Cost estimate for the bill as ordered . ... OpenCongress i" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s980/show)
    • Deutschland Archiv: Zeitschrift für das vereinigte Deutschland - H ... - December 10, 2008 by H-Soz-u-Kult - Die Echos der DDR-Literatur nach dem Ende der DDR S. 980-984. ZEITGESCHICHTE Manfred Wilke: SPD und Kommunisten in der Bundesrepublik oder die Frage des antitotalitären Konsenses S. 985-993 ...

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      As noted by H-Soz-u-Kult on December 10, 2008, "Die Echos der DDR-Literatur nach dem Ende der DDR S. 980-984. ZEITGESCHICHTE Manfred Wilke: SPD und Kommunisten in der Bundesrepublik oder die Frage des antitotalitären Konsenses S. 985-993 ..." (http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/zeitschriften/id=257&count=1&recno=1&ausgabe=4440)

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    • HDMA Supports Administration's Call To Combat Illegal Online Sales ... - March 04, 2008 by Medical News Today (press release), UK - Introduced by Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), S. 980 would help address the growing problem of these illegal Internet pharmacies. ...

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      As noted by Medical News Today (press release), UK on March 04, 2008, "Introduced by Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), S. 980 would help address the growing problem of these illegal Internet pharmacies. ..." (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/99541.php)
    • Press Briefing by Director of the Office of National Drug Control ... - March 02, 2008 by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden - The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, S.980, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ...

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      As noted by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden on March 02, 2008, "The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, S.980, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ..." (http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48743414_press-briefing-director-office-national-drug-contr)
    • POR AGENCIAS: Agencia IBNW - February 29, 2008 by InfoBolsa, Spain - The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, S.980, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ...

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      As noted by InfoBolsa, Spain on February 29, 2008, "The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, S.980, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ..." (http://www.infobolsa.es/v2002/Noticias/noticias_titulares2.asp?Fuente=IBNW&FechaNot=20080301&Clasif=C&Numnot=103600)
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