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Wicked Blue

(5,897 posts)
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:11 AM Feb 2024

The top doctor for CBP tried to order fentanyl lollipops for a helicopter mission in New York, whistleblowers say

Source: NBC

The chief medical officer for Customs and Border Protection pressured his staff to order fentanyl lollipops for him to take to the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York in September, according to a whistleblower report sent to Congress on Friday.

The whistleblowers said Dr. Alexander Eastman’s staff raised questions about why he would need to order fentanyl lollipops to take with him, and he answered that it was part of his duties to make sure that any injured CBP operators were cared for, making the argument that the lollipops would be necessary for pain management should an emergency occur.

“Eastman spent copious hours of his and Office of the Chief Medical Officer staff time directing the OCMO staff to urgently help him procure fentanyl lollipops, a Schedule II narcotic, so that he could bring them on the CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter on which he would be a passenger in New York City,” the whistleblowers said in the report. “Dr. Eastman claims that his possession of fentanyl lollipops was necessary in case a CBP operator might be injured, or in case the CBP Air and Marine Operations team encountered a patient in need.”

Customs and Border Protection is the chief agency responsible for detecting and stopping the illegal flow of fentanyl into the U.S. across international borders.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/cbp-doctor-tried-order-fentanyl-lollipops-helicopter-mission-new-york-rcna139116

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The top doctor for CBP tried to order fentanyl lollipops for a helicopter mission in New York, whistleblowers say (Original Post) Wicked Blue Feb 2024 OP
WTAF!? ThreeNoSeep Feb 2024 #1
He was a sucker for smack suckers? Wicked Blue Feb 2024 #2
Trying to think of another prescription drug dosed and administered by the lollipop localroger Feb 2024 #3
Depending on the state, cannabis. OldBaldy1701E Feb 2024 #7
The Army invented these jmowreader Feb 2024 #9
partying in the big apple being an off label use prodigitalson Feb 2024 #11
Migrant blame game MHdude Feb 2024 #4
Do you have any actual evidence Elessar Zappa Feb 2024 #10
Maybe Dr. Ronny moniss Feb 2024 #5
Shades of Air America. cbabe Feb 2024 #6
Who was he trying to drug or kill? Isn't that stuff lethal? Srkdqltr Feb 2024 #8
Was he gonna sell them on the street? tonekat Feb 2024 #12

localroger

(3,647 posts)
3. Trying to think of another prescription drug dosed and administered by the lollipop
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:44 AM
Feb 2024

Coming up a bit blank here.

OldBaldy1701E

(5,380 posts)
7. Depending on the state, cannabis.
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 02:47 PM
Feb 2024

In states where one can only get it prescribed, one can procure them in lollipop form.

jmowreader

(50,726 posts)
9. The Army invented these
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 05:08 PM
Feb 2024

How they work is a combat medic sticks one in the mouth of a wounded soldier. When he’s had enough fentanyl the mouth muscles relax and it falls out. They work really well and the medics are happy with them.

prodigitalson

(2,537 posts)
11. partying in the big apple being an off label use
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 09:37 PM
Feb 2024

when it falls out of your lobbyist friend's mouth he's ready for more cocain

MHdude

(7 posts)
4. Migrant blame game
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 11:45 AM
Feb 2024

They're trying to blame migrants for fentanyl flowing into the country when it's actually elements within our own government bringing much of it in. Just like in the 1970's and 1980's with the heroin and crack cocaine trade. Police put the shit on the streets.

Elessar Zappa

(14,327 posts)
10. Do you have any actual evidence
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 01:32 PM
Feb 2024

that the government is bringing in much of the fentanyl? I want to see links.

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