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DEA Bars Cannabis Drs, As Dr Who Falsely Diagnosed Cancer to Make Millions Keeps License

Patients and doctors are in an uproar in Port St. Lucie, Florida over the fact that Dr. Gary Marder, a dermatologist, still has his medical license after falsely diagnosing patients with skin cancer. In doing so, Marder bilked Medicare and profited millions of dollars, while giving patients radiation treatments and surgery for no reason.

Marder agreed to pay an $18 million settlement after the federal investigation, but as of Feb. 10 records showed he still had his medical license. The Florida Department of Health, which is in charge of medical licenses, “cannot say whether they have received a complaint against Marder or if they have plans to take action against Marder.”

Marder received disciplinary action in 1998 for “similar issues.”

“Records indicate he was accused of failing to keep a written medical record, billing patient’s insurance company for procedures that weren’t performed and exercising influence on the patient for financial gain. The petitioner asked for Dr. Marder’s medical license to be revoked but it wasn’t and is currently still active.”

He was finally exposed when Gloria Strumalo sought a second opinion from Dr. Ted Schiff, who has seen a number of Marder’s patients. According to Schiff, they always had incomplete medical records.

We’ve always seen issues (from Dr. Marder’s patients) but it seemed that over the past 3-5 years we would see more and more patients who had unusual diagnosis, diagnosis of cancer where we didn’t see where it was,” said Schiff.

Dr. Steve Rosenberg, a member of the Florida Board of Medicine, said it can take several years to revoke a doctor’s license – with many legal maneuvers available to delay the process – while the doctor in question continues bad behavior, putting patients’ lives at risk.

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It’s not simple to bar a doctor from continuing to practice, unless the doctor is dealing with “controlled substances” such as the cannabis plant.

Two weeks ago, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) revoked the certificates of two Colorado doctorsbecause they allegedly told patients to grow more than six cannabis plants.

The evil doctors had put patients in the critical danger of having too many plants of a miraculous medicine that has never killed anyone. God forbid if they have excess cannabis, they give it away to others in a state that has legalized both recreational and medicinal cannabis use.

In all its decriminalization wisdom, Colorado somehow felt that individuals should not grow or possess more than six cannabis plants. The two doctors, Gentry Dunlop and Janet Dean, were among five physicians who had their Colorado Medical Board suspended last summer for writing “improperly large numbers of medical marijuana recommendations authorizing high plant counts.”

DEA seized on this to further shut down the cannabis-prescribing doctors. As of now they can’t practice medicine or prescribe medication, but four of the doctors have filed suit over the state suspensions.

“Four of the suspended doctors — everyone but Dean — filed suit over the suspensions last year. After winning a brief reprieve, a judge in Denver allowed the suspensions to continue while the doctors’ administrative appeals progressed. The doctors appealed the judge’s order; meanwhile, their cases at the Medical Board are also still pending…

The doctors say their suspensions were arbitrary, and that all of their “recommendations conformed to the law and policy.”

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When we interviewed the mother of Novaleigh, a 5-year-old girl who has been able to survive and grow only because of cannabis, she informed us that most Colorado doctors are scared to sign the card that allows Novaleigh to obtain her life-saving medicine – because the DEA might revoke their certificates.

These cases represent a staggering example of the unjust and arbitrary nature of government “oversight” on the medical field, and the absurdity of the War on Drugs.

On one hand, a doctor who lied to patients, subjected them to needless radiation and surgery, pocketed millions and defrauded Medicare gets to keep on practicing with no repercussions. And according to a doctor on the Board of Medicine, there are “too many cases” of such dangerous deception.

On the other hand, doctors who prescribe a plant that provides miraculous benefits for a number of different medical ailments are harassed and shut down by government. Authorities believe they must protect people from having seven cannabis plants.

  • Guy

    I wish you would stop using the word “Miraculous,” as it’s some sort of of Miracle that Cannabis has the ability to help people in the treatment of there illness ! It was and is a fact, that Jesus created Miracles, using the examples of, turning water into wine and being able to walk on water ! Moses and Mohammed had theirs too, and thinking that maybe even Buddha is credited with some of his own, plus there are many other examples of people over the centuries performing Miracles that is well documented !

    The plant has been around for a very long time, and used for a variety of treatments of mankind’s ills and pains that has effected us, just like many other varieties of plants found in Nature, that have been known and used for has, with proven results. It’s been only fairly recently, that Medical Scientists, have been able to to use it for even more types of medical treatments, than what it was known previously for. But this is as the results of Science, and not as if the hand of God, was parting the Red Sea for Moses to escape the Egyptians, or even the Miracle of Us or the Universe being in existence, if your beliefs allow you to think that way ! A possible cure for many types of Mankind’s illness given time, and research, as yet to be discovered in it’s medical properties? That ! Is well within in it’s realm of possibilities. But a Miracle !? Only if, you were able to equate the invention of Aspirin or Penicillin as Miracles, should you be able to call Cannabis as one too.

    • ts

      There are no miracles. Period.

      • Guy

        Oh You of such little faith ! Can’t you marvel in the miracle of you, just being you ? Or are you so jaded, that you won’t even allow yourself that very smallest of one !?

        Me ? I can look up and see the stars at night and wonder !

        But this is not about me trying to convince you. For that, you would have to convince yourself !

        • Geff Smith

          So you are not trying to convince anyone. Then why write all the bullshit on you first post. get a life.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            That’s because he MUST, as all of us liberated, herb-smoking REAL Americans must — try to convince the Anti-Marijuana FILTH of the ERROR in their ways.

          • Mother Earth

            Way to go brother of Peace

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            Well, the Prohibitionists LOWLIFES aren’t into pursuing “peace” with us TRUE Americans. They hate us so much that they launched that “War on the American People” — oops! I meant the “War on”, ahem, “drugs”. So, if they want a war, then they should be taught what “war” really means. Once they start losing, you will see how much they want peace!

          • Mother Earth

            Most of the confederate states are still practicing slavery and any thoughts on legalization of marijuana will diminish their labor forces and their businesses will plummet, the administration don’t want a herb that promotes peace as their’s no profits from peace.

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            That’s true. Smoking herb makes the brain very active, unlike alcohol, which dulls the senses. They don’t want their “slaveforce” — oops! I mean, ah, “workforce” — to have active, plotting minds. That’s too much independent thought for these MASTERS to put up with. Yeah, you’re right, they won’t wanna legalize reefer…it’s too much of a threat…to their authority.

          • Dean Franklin

            he who knows God has more life than you can imagine

          • Vincent D’Emidio

            That depends on what you mean by “he who knows God”. I know God, although some born-again “christians” will disagree with me. They seem to believe that only THEY “know God”, and they are mistaken.

          • Guy

            Because I enjoy it ! If that is some how offensive to you, I suggest you don’t bother to read it.
            Also suggesting that you “Get A Life” other than the one you already apparently have, while taking keyboard pop shots at people that have an opinion that is not like your own !

          • Geff Smith

            Do not care who insults me, as we will never meet so we can be as nasty or nice to anyone. Got a very good life as it goes. Have a good day.

          • Guy

            Apparently you have, so I won’t bother too !

    • suse

      Really? I would definitely call some medications lifesavers, therefore, miracles.

      • Guy

        Almost all medications can be considered “lifesavers” at one time or the other. Would you consider Excedrin PM a Miracle, even though in small doses in can help prevent heart attacks ! But maybe to the person that used it for that purpose and survived as the result of using it, can call it a Miracle. So I guess I answered my own question, huh ! I am a silly goose, sorry about that !

        • suse

          See. 🙂

          • Guy

            I often manage to box myself up pretty neatly, SuseQ ! Thank’s for pointing it out !

  • suse

    This is the same thing they (DEA) are doing in Texas to doctors that write pain medication to patients with cancer, MS, etc. They are too afraid to write anything. People are suffering terribly. It figures they are targeting doctors for cannabis, now. The “war on drugs” is a war to promote suffering.

    • Guy

      My Mom was prescribed over a dozen different drugs to use, after her cancer treatments that pretty much wiped her out, by making a zombie out of her. So one day my sister and I got together and started to research what she was actually taking. We discovered that over half were basically the same types, being used as a tranquilizer to cool her out, even though that was not her problem. Pain was, and only two were being used for that purpose. We dumped everything down the sink, and only used the two, plus one more from that point on. She recovered her personality after that, as the results of not using over prescribed medications that were never needed in the first place !

    • Guy

      It’s also being used to promote the bank accounts of Police Departments across America, in the form of Asset Forfeitures. This is a war on the money of American Citizens, so they can legally steal it, with out being ever accountable for it, and the money goes into the Pd’s bank account, so they can buy thouse nice new wiz bang gadgets, that they like to use on us !

  • Mother Earth

    Pharmaceutical’s Company’s here in Australia have been paying for Doctors holidays which has just been exposed, something is a miss here and many people on prescribed medication are either wrongly diagnosed or purposely being put on unnecessary drugs which under the wrong quack can and has cost life , by the look of it this has been going on for a very long time. Pharmaceuticals are part of the swamp that needs to be investigated and exposed.

    • Thebob

      That use to happen here in the States also, illegal now, but it still goes on. Doctors are primarily well educated morons, they have no clue how to diagnose anything if a pill doesn’t work…We don’t have Modern Medicine we have imbeciles writing scripts to pad their pocket books…..I would take 1000s of year old “Chinese Medicine” over any “Modern” Doc any day…I even have Medical Staff and Doctors in my family who are finally coming out of their brain washing in Med School…

  • Mother Earth

    Basically Pharmaceutical’s are pushing deadly drugs with government assistance and permission resulting in unnecessary medication, some doctors are prescribing deadly drugs to ex-Vets which drives them into further depression who have put their lives on the line for American administration and being kicked in the face after their services .

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