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US: DEA arrests Alaskan medical professionals for illegally prescribing opioids - KTVA 11 - The Voice of Alaska

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DEA arrests Alaskan medical professionals for illegally prescribing opioids

Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 11:34 AM AKDT

By: Angela Krenzien

An Anchorage nurse practitioner and a Soldotna doctor are facing federal charges for illegally distributing large amounts of opioids and other narcotics.

A news release from U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder announced Wednesday that special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration had arrested 48-year-old Jessica Joyce Spayd and 74-year-old Dr. Lavern R. Davidhizar.

Spayd is a licensed advanced nurse practitioner who specializes in pain management and addiction treatment. She owns an Eagle River clinic called Eagle River Wellness.

Law enforcement alleges that Spayd prescribed more than 4 million dosage units of oxycodone, methadone and hydromorphone between 2014 and 2019 to 450 different Alaskans. Some people traveled hundreds of miles from remote communities like Utqiagvik and King Salmon for their prescriptions, according to the release.

"The complaint alleges that Spayd's unlawful distribution of opioids resulted in the deaths of two patients," the release reads.

Davidhizar is an osteopathic doctor and holds an Alaska medical license. He owns and practices medicine at Family Medical Clinic in Soldotna.

The DEA says Davidhizar distributed more than 700,000 narcotic pills, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and tramadol between 2017 and 2019.

"According to the affidavit, drug abusers on the Kenai Peninsula referred to Davidhizar as the ‘Candy Man' because it was common knowledge that people could obtain pain medication prescriptions from him even though they did not have a legitimate medical need," the release states.

Spayd faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years to life if she's convicted of the most serious charges against her.

Davidhizar faces a maximum sentence of 20 years if he's convicted of his alleged crimes.

Law enforcement is continuing to investigate Spayd and Davidhizar's prescribing histories. Anyone with further information about them is asked to contact Anchorage DEA agents at 907-271-5033.

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incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



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drug related
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prohibition agency illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
[news] [concept]

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Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
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propaganda theme1 60%
[news] [concept]

"drug abusers"1Hated Groups (propaganda theme 1)
drugwarfacts.org/druguse.htm
drugwarfacts.org/racepris.htm
America's Racist Drug laws
narcoterror.org/
Labeling theory
Transfer (propaganda)
 addiction 60%
[news] [concept]
"addiction"1Twelve-Step Snake Oil (2012)
Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers (Thomas Szasz)
Rat Park
substance.com/stop-nora-volkow-l...
iboga-experience.nl/
lewrockwell.com/2013/08/stephen-...
wakingtimes.com/2014/03/12/canna...
Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It: Why Is This Widely Denied? (2014)
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propaganda theme2 70%
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"murder" "crimes" "deaths" addiction3Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
drugwarfacts.org/crime.htm
drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 60%
[news] [concept]

"communities"1Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
 use is abuse

use is abuse
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"drug abusers" "abusers"2Use is Abuse (propaganda theme 4)
drugwarfacts.org/addictiv.htm
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propaganda theme4
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use is abuse Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
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illegal drugs
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[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 oft-mentioned government prohibitionist

govt prohib other 66%
[news] [concept]

"U.S. Attorney"1A Drug War Carol, page 18
prohibition_agency : various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibitiongovernment drug warrior

prohibition agency
[news] [concept]

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drugwarfacts.org/military.htm
trac.syr.edu/tracdea/
dare.procon.org
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
https://www.google.com/search?q=...
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chemicals
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plants
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cannabis erowid.org/plants/plants.shtml
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pharms
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[news] [concept]
morphine  
 euphoric depressant
[news] [concept]
opiate  
 analgesic
[news] [concept]
hydrocodone hydromorphone methadone oxycodone opiate  
 non opiate synthetic analgesic
[news] [concept]
tramadol  
 antitussive
[news] [concept]
hydrocodone hydromorphone  
 intoxicant
[news] [concept]
cannabis  
opioid : opiate-like but synthetic drugsopioid

opioid
[news] [concept]

"opioids" oxycodone methadone hydrocodone hydromorphone tramadol5Managing Pain
 narcotic
[news] [concept]
"narcotics" "narcotic" opioid opiate2Managing Pain
opiate : a substance derived from the opium poppyopiate
[news] [concept]
morphine Managing Pain
 methadone
[news] [concept]
"methadone"2csdp.org/news/news/handmmt.htm
drugwarfacts.org/methadon.htm
Managing Pain
erowid.org/chemicals/methadone/
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana"1Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies
MAPInc.org Cannabis Link DB
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org
cannabisculture.com
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
drugwarfacts.org/marijuan.htm
mapinc.org/pot.htm
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 Hydrocodone

hydrocodone
[news] [concept]

"hydrocodone"1erowid.org/pharms/hydrocodone/
 Hydromorphone

hydromorphone
[news] [concept]

"hydromorphone"1erowid.org/pharms/hydromorphone/
 Morphine

morphine
[news] [concept]

"morphine"1erowid.org/pharms/morphine/
 oxycodone

oxycodone
[news] [concept]

"oxycodone"2Managing Pain
 Tramadol

tramadol
[news] [concept]

"tramadol"1erowid.org/pharms/tramadol/
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[news] [concept]
"Drug"2 
 various illegal drugs
[news] [concept]
"drug abusers"1mapinc.org
drugwarfacts.org
DEA's Drugs of Abuse booklet
drugwarfacts.org/drugtest.htm
 incarceration
[news] [concept]
mandatory minimums Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States
drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons and...
aclu.org/combating-mass-incarcer...
november.org
mapinc.org/prison.htm
hermes-press.com/prisons drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
thedailysheeple.com/prisons-are-...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
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mapinc.org/find?199
criticalresistance.org/
famm.org/
counterpunch.org/2013/12/06/i-tu...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
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[news] [concept]
"federal charges for illegally"1biblehub.com/daniel/6-8.htm
bastiat.org/en/the law.html
The Book of Lord Shang
Legalism (Chinese philosophy)
Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime (2013)
Yes, YOU are a Criminal...You Just Don't Know It Yet (2013)
usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/...
Three Felonies a Day
You're a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World (2015)
thetruthaboutthelaw.com/there-is...

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    legalism concept - unreasonable, abusive elevation of laws, government secrecy, rulers
    mandatory_minimums concept - mandatory minimum sentencing
    incarceration concept - Prisons, Jails and Probation
    various_illegal_drugs concept - general terms for illegal drugs
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    tramadol concept - Tramadol is a quasi-narcotic analgesic used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is a synthetic analog of codeine, but has a low binding affinity to the mu-opioid receptors. It has been prescribed off-label for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. (trans-(+/-)-2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol)
    oxycodone concept - a type of opioid
    morphine concept - Morphine is an opiate used in the treatment of severe pain. It occurs naturally in the opium poppy and has a long history of human use. ((5a,6a)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol)
    hydromorphone concept - Hydromorphone is an opiate, narcotic analgesic, used primarily in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is one of two derivatives of morphine, the other being oxycodone. (4,5-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one)
    hydrocodone concept - Hydrocodone is an opiate agonist, analgesic and antitussive used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It is primarily available in combination with other analgesics such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen. (4,5a-Epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one)
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    cannabis
    methadone concept - Methadone is synthetic opioid analgesic that is a mu-opioid agonist with actions similar to morphine. It is used in the treatment of dependence on opioid drugs.
    opiate concept - a substance derived from the opium poppy
    opiate
    narcotic concept - a drug that dulls senses, relieves pain, induces sleep
    opioid concept - opiate-like but synthetic drugs
    opioid
    intoxicant concept
    antitussive concept - a substance that prevents or relieves cough
    non_opiate_synthetic_analgesic concept
    analgesic concept
    euphoric_depressant concept
    opioid_narcotic_analgesic concept
    pharms concept - Psychoactive Pharmaceuticals are over-the-counter or prescription chemicals approved for human medicinal use, with mind- or emotion-altering properties
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    chemicals concept - Psychoactive Chemicals are chemicals which have mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    prohibition_agency concept - various drug prohibition and propaganda agencies and police; tax-supported entities dependent on continuing prohibition
    prohibition_agency
    govt_prohib_other concept - prohibitionist who gets (or has gotten in the past) a government paycheck or money to bolster prohibition, but mentioned in many non-drug-related articles, too
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    propaganda_theme4
    use_is_abuse concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme3
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    addiction concept - addition or drug dependency
    propaganda_theme1 concept - drug war propaganda theme: hated groups
    propaganda_theme1
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition