Friday, March 11, 2005

Life Term for Doctor : 'Insane' and 'Obscene'

Federal prosecutors have urged a judge send Dr. William Hurwitz to prison for life, following his controversial conviction for narcotics-trafficking last year.

See: The War on Pain Sufferers -another totalitarian crusade

Hurwitz's attorney, Marvin D. Miller, called the government request for a life sentence "absolutely insane." Hurwitz is to many a heroic figure who helped patients nobody else would treat.

"That's unbelievable," said Russell Portenoy, chairman of pain medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. "Such an extreme sentence sends the message to the medical community that the government will continue to go after doctors." Friday 11th March Audio
Interview: Ken Hurwitz,
brother of Dr. William Hurwitz
Listen Here or Download & Listen

Resources & Background:
> The Case Of Dr. Hurwitz
> Hurwitz Trial Coverage
> The Police State of Medicine by Dr. William Hurwitz, MD
> The Police State of Medicine Part 2
> Miscellaneous Links


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that if he was prescribing pills to Rush Limbaugh, he would still be practicing medicine.

1:33 am  

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