Nine weeks later, on Oct. 22, he was dead.
“It’s very political — we had a fairly short notice that there would be a hearing, and we’ve been working on getting a hearing since the organization was founded 10 years ago,” Wisner said. “But apparently all the slots (at the hearing) filled up immediately, so we weren’t able to get on the agenda. The physicians we would like to see testify were also sidelined. We’re still going, though — we will be meeting with the representatives on the subcommittee individually to submit our statements for record.”