Category: Police & prosecutions

More Limits Sought for Schneider Bond

This is starting to get silly. Every time ANY motion comes before a judge regarding ANY aspect of the Dr. Schneider affair, Prosecutor Tanya Treadway raises her hand to say, “Oh, oh, Judge! Could you please also stop political activist Siobhan Reynolds from expressing herself?”

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And the Band Played On…

Every time I think this action by Siobhan Reynolds on behalf of the abandoned pain patients of Dr. Stephen Schneider can’t get any worse, on the human-suffering scale, the Fed. lashes out again, digging themselves in deeper, making themselves look dopey; not to mention the State, as Congressional Clowns pander and Medical Board members dither… The band played on. …

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Fed Seeks to Gag Schneiders/PRN

AP news item, begins: “Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge Friday to issue a gag order to silence a Haysville physician and his wife indicted for operating a “pill mill” linked to at least 56 overdose deaths. In court papers, the U.S. attorney’s office asked for a restraining order to keep physician Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, from talking to the media. Prosecutors also asked that the judge extend that order to include the Schneiders’ family members and Siobhan Reynolds, president of the Pain Relief Network, a patient advocacy group.” …

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Kansas AG Keeps Eye on PRN

Associated Press story about pressure being put on the Pain Relief Network, it’s president, Siobhan Reynolds, because of PRN’s involvement in helping the abandoned pain patients of Dr. Schneider which has interfered with Kansas AG Tanya Treadway drug war prosecution of that physician.

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Schneider Patients Claim Gov’t Harassment

Former patients of a federally indicted Haysville doctor say they are being intimidated by the federal government. Stephen and Linda Schneider, of Haysville, are behind bars facing federal charges of over-prescribing narcotic pain medications. The US Attorney is linking the couple to the overdose deaths of 56 patients. Now several Schneider patients say federal agents are forcing their way into their homes without warrants, asking a lot of questions, and even taking items that don’t belong to them.

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Guess Who Hit a Nerve?

Well, I guess [PRN has] hit a nerve, huh? I had to read todays AP article (linked to) three times to figure out what good ‘ole Tanya Treadway, federal prosecutor, thinks we did wrong here. I mean, it is clear that she is angry, and clearly wanted the opportunity to call Siobhan and the Schneiders\’s names and get all the usual buzzwords in the paper – “parasitic”, “pill mill” – but I think this is the beef …

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Feds Target Pain Patient Group’s President

AP article about vague and silly allegations by federal prosecutor Tonya Treadway against Siobhan Reynolds, president of the Pain Relief Network. Reynolds said, “There is nothing wrong, unethical, illegal, immoral about any of this. … This is an attack on my fundamental liberty to do our work,” Reynolds told The Associated Press. “I’ve developed some opinions after 15 cases of seeing innocent doctors going to prison for doing absolutely nothing but practicing medicine.”

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Video: PRN Press Conf., Wichita

Patients of a Kansas doctor charged with illegally prescribing painkillers say they have been repeatedly turned away from other medical providers. The eight patients say the doctors fear similar federal prosecution. The patients held a news conference this morning outside the federal courthouse in Wichita. They wanted to draw attention to their plight and the civil lawsuit filed against the government last week on their behalf. …

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Jailed Doc’s Patients Sue Govt.

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Patients of a physician who is charged with running a “pill mill” linked to 56 overdose deaths plan to sue the government, claiming it has put patients in mortal danger and created a public health disaster by prosecuting the doctor. The lawsuit, which names Attorney General Michael Mukasey, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren, the state of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts as defendants, was to be filed Tuesday by the New Mexico-based Pain Relief Network on behalf of the patients of Dr. Stephen Schneider.

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Malpractice Lawyers Help Fed Indict Schneider

Blog post of Associated Press article uncovering evidence of civil malpractice attorneys circling Dr. Schneider like sharks have been working closely with federal prosecutors in their criminal indictment of Dr. Schneider. Yes, it’s all as sleazy as it seems.

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PRN has CAKE (KAKE!)

Blog post about the Pain Relief Network, the Dr. Schneider trials in Kansas, PRN\’s favorite music video, and KAKE TV coverage of PRN in Kansas – The Controlled Substances Act is UNCONSTITIONAL. Links to related news items provided.

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Clinic Supporters Fight Forced Closing

Associated Press article about legal actions in State Court by the patients of the federally indicted Dr. Schneider, in effort to prevent forced closing of the clinic and consequent abandonment of the pain patients cared for there.

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Newsflash – PRN in Kansas (news archive)

Blog post collection of news articles about the federal prosecution of pain doctor Schneider, the patients consequently abandoned to disabling un-treated pain, and about the legal and PR actions of the Pain Relief Network in support of these patients.

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