We all know it's a free country. Public comments to the Federal Record are allowable by any citizen.
I really found it interesting that 41 of the 47 (87%) positive comments provided real names; only 3 of the 22 (14%) negative comments provided a name. I tried to do some digging on the comments where a word document was supplied.
Word documents contain details about the document; one is the "author". Open Word - Insert, Quick parts, Document Property, Author
Robert Mansbach (who I count as a positive, since his professional opionion was for Schedule IV) provided a word document. You can see the author is "Robert Mansbach". ( DEA-2012-0007-0032 )
There was a word document by an anonymous poster who wrote very knowledgably about drugs ( DEA-2012-0007-0066 )
The author is Wesley Day. I'll let the readers comment on who they think this particular Wesley Day might be. Do a search on "Wesley Day Vivus".
There are almost 40 Wesley Days on LinkedIn, but I wonder how many of them know so much about Belviqu (sic) as the author of one of the last comments received, on January 18th, provided to the DEA. The Wesley Day that works at Vivus as VP of Clinical Development might be one.
This is definitively circumstantial, and I have contacted many folks about this: IR at Arena and the DEA / DOJ, and even the WSJ. No one seems to care; no one has returned my phone calls. As I say, it's a free country. For the record, I did not enter a comment on the FR, as I was hoping the facts would speak for themselves.
The FDA and Arena did research for many years and recommended Schedule IV. HHS did research for 6 months and determined Schedule IV. DEA seems to be being stalled by 22 negative comments; this is the only logical conclusion, as if there were no comments, one would have to believe that the scheduling would have been completed by now. One of them by a certain Wesley Day, who wished to remain anonymous, but there it is, plain as day.
Hi all -
I took the liberty to contact 60 Minutes. Well, what else can we do?
Given YMB surveillance, you can figure out the email's missing parts.
See you Sunday or maybe next Sunday!
Stalled by 22 anons? How do you even know they came from the USA citizens? They don't know either. Thus, how much weight will the DEA give them? Same as if they knew they came from N. Korea. No, they are mostly bogged down by the ton of posting that came in from those wanting it a IV.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
This started a ball rolling, and I hope the DEA scheduling is NOT delayed by investigation. That's part of the reason I only contacted the DEA/DOJ, Arena IR and WSJ, and my Congressman. No one followed up to say, "We'll look into it".
Maybe social media is the way to get government's attention.