We've "all" lost a child? .....Obviously this statement
can't possibly be true. For example, i have raised 3 children to
adulthood. NONE of them died of any over dose. This hype and hysteria is
harmful to elderly people such as myself, who are being locked out
from legal, beneficial pain relievers.
@ MapletonLast time I checked we have computers and data bases. If
someone is gaming the system with multiple doctors and pharmacies, it would be
straight forward to shut them down. As soon as they start using an
alias enforce the appriate consequences.Most physicians should be
able to identify a red flag.
Each and every death and addiction is truly tragic may God bless and comfort
each one affected. While there is a significant problem with many
becoming addicted to opiates beginning with prescription use these drugs are
needed, necessary and legitimate when used as prescribed by a competent
physician. Thomas Thompson is correct in stating the need for opiates in cases
to alleviate excruciating pain. While unfortunately some become
innocently addicted even when carefully following Dr orders, most addicts are in
that condition due to personal decisions which began using other substances
illegally, wrongly obtaining opiates, and not following physicians orders.
Doctors and big pharmaceuticals have become the scapegoat for many not wanting
to take personal responsibility. This too must change.
Yes it is great for pain. OxyContin’s main problem is, that it makes you
feel that everything in the world or at least you’re surroundings are
good. Problem is when people stop taking it their feelings of everything in
their world being good, is gone. So many will do whatever they can to obtain
oxy. Because it is one of the few that will stop both physical and emotional
someguyaaron - Parowan, UTI couldn't agree less with your
position that drugs like Oxycodone and Oxycontin should not be prescribed, ever.
Synthetic opiates are among the most effective pain killers we have and, taken
as directed by a physician, these drugs are not dangerous. They become
dangerous only when people decide to take more than the required dose because
they think it is "fun." It's that kind of attitude that can lead
directly to overdose and death. Thus, we should all be very careful if we take
these drugs, and they should certainly only be taken under the general
supervision of a physician. One day, perhaps, we'll have a new generation
of pain killers that are just as effective as opiates. But while we're
waiting for them to be developed and marketed, we must not be expected to simply
suffer from excruciating pain.
This is politics. People in grief are being used a pawns in a game. Just like
high school kids vs. the NRA.Overdose is a symptom, not a cause.If we really cared about keeping drugs out of our communities, we'd
support immigration enforcement and border security. Instead, we want o abolish
ICE.Where do you think the drugs come from? Panguich?But
what about the legal drugs? Few doctors over-prescribe. It is more a case of
people gaming the system. They use more than one doctor and more than one
pharmacy to game the system.At the core, the problem isn't the
addiction - it's something else in the life of the addict.This
effort is hacking at the leaves.
This is a very serious problem. I believe it starts mostly the Oxies. They must
not be prescribed. I have a history of its use as well as others.Do not
I just can’t understand why it’s legal for health care providers to
prescribe the vast array of so called ‘legal drugs’ to the populous,
young and old. It’s bad enough fighting ‘illegal
drugs’. The ‘legal drugs’ are just as bad. Their goal is to
get you hooked... and if you don’t believe there is any merit to that...
just follow the money. Sure, there are circumstances when one needs
medication. But it’s obvious that there is gross misuse. If a
physician (prescription writer) was held accountable for those that get hooked
on opioids then he or she would think twice before doing writing addictive
compounds. Do they get a kickback from the drug companies? What is their
incentive to drug America? Why would anyone want to be apart of that? Well, look
no further than the drug lobbies in Washington. I’m sorry for
those that get hooked. All I can say is avoid drugs like the plague and take
some personal responsibility. If you think government will fix this... good
luck... with the current laws in place they are ‘the main sponsor’
of ‘legalized drugs’... think again. If you are hooked
get support or you will be stuck in a downward spiral.