WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pain Relief Network, a national organization formed to halt the US government's systematic abuse of patients in pain, will be holding a press conference in Wichita, Kansas outside the Federal Courthouse where they have filed papers asking for an emergency order to protect Kansas patients from both Federal and state government actions taken against them.
Siobhan Reynolds, President of the New York based organization, will make a statement and take questions. The forcibly-abandoned patients of Dr. Stephen Schneider, who is currently jailed on unproven federal drug-dealing charges, will also be available for interview.
"The protections put in place by our Founding Fathers have been destroyed by the War on Drugs," says PRN's Reynolds.
"Federalism, our right to medical privacy, and our fundamental right to a doctor/patient relationship, free from the imposition of law enforcement imperatives, have all been utterly destroyed."
Patient/Activist Martin Beatty, shut out of care by the Federal prosecution, and Kansas' subsequent closing of the Schneider clinic, is calling for a restoration of the clinic, and Federal protection for its ongoing operation.
"Pain Relief Network warned the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KASBHA) that patients would be shut out of appropriate care if Dr. Schneider's license were suspended, but their warnings were ignored.
"We are being treated as subhuman. The ERs will not stabilize Schneider patients, no matter how ill, and will only 'detox' us. The madness has to stop."
Where: U.S. Courthouse Wichita, KS
401 North Market Street, Wichita, KS 67201
When: 9:00 AM, Tuesday Feb 19, 2008
|SOURCE Pain Relief Network|
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