No help at the CDC help desk

Entered on 12/28/2015 at 12:14:31 EST (GMT-0500) by Pat M:

Ms Stahl,

For questions on the status of comments submitted to the CDC on the Federal Register notice entitled “Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain” please contact the agency representative listed in the For Further Information Contact section of the Federal Register directly:

Arlene I. Greenspan

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Highway NE.

Mailstop F-63

Atlanta, GA 30341

Telephone: 770-488-4696

If you need additional assistance in searching for documents or submitting a comment, please reply to this e-mail or call the Help Desk at 1-877-378-5457, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Thank you, Help Desk


Entered on 12/28/2015 at 17:57:15 EST (GMT-0500) by

I don’t have a phone, and if I mailed my question, I wouldn’t receive an answer until after the January 13th deadline. Could you please give me Ms. Greenspan’s email address?

Entered on 12/28/2015 at 18:00:40 EST (GMT-0500) by

There’s no reply in this email. Hello? May I have Ms. Greenspan’s email address?

Entered on 12/28/2015 at 18:06:36 EST (GMT-0500) by

I am typing my text above that line, but I’m still not getting a response to my question. What seems to be the problem?

Entered on 12/28/2015 at 18:09:35 EST (GMT-0500) by

Are you messing with me, or what? Please know that I will be posting all these non-responses on my blog, easily searchable in Google.


The help desk kept sending my email back with no response. So, this was my last email to them:

Sorry, but you deserve this: Fuck you.

Let this be a lesson to the CDC:  This is what happens when you fuck with someone in constant pain.

So, I’m never going to find out why my comments were banned. Great. Wonderful. Why did I even try?

Spotlight on sexual abuse in the Catholic church

Spotlight is a movie about the pedophile scandal in the Catholic church and the reporters at The Boston Globe who covered it in 2002. It’s obviously a horror story, but it’s also a story about the media and what it takes to cover a story like this.

Are there any reporters like this left in the media? I think not. If there were, the tragic stories of pain patients would be front-page news. Instead, all of the stories coming out of Massachusetts, including from The Boston Globe, are about heroin and drug addiction.

I think it’s important to point out that many of the Catholic church’s victims suffer from depression and addiction.

At the end of the movie, there’s a list of all the places where major abuse scandals have also been uncovered, including Santa Fe and Gallup, New Mexico. I think the saddest part of the whole movie is the end result: In Boston, where there were 249 publicly accused priests and an estimated 1,000 victims, the Cardinal in charge of the Boston Archdiocese resigned and was reassigned to one of the highest ranking Roman Catholic churches in the world — in Rome.

(12/22/2015) Religion has been causing conflicts for more than 2,000 years

CDC Help Desk

Mon, Dec 28, 2015 4:40 am

Re: Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Re: Docket ID: CDC-2015-0112

Please inform me of the process for tracking my comments, only one of which has been approved, and how to find out why they have been censored by the CDC.

Thank you,
Johnna Stahl