Sen. Orrin Hatch sponsors bill requiring labels
Whether they do or don't ut us a good idea to gave a good visual string
warning. People won't be able to say they didn't know. Larger print
w/less words on it.
Is there anyone in the country who doesnt know that prescription painkillers
If one were to query everyone who takes prescription opioids about the hazards
of overdose or addiction, very few would be naive about the risks. New labeling
would be as effective as alcohol advertisements that say "Drink
responsibly", i.e. become impaired responsibly.
About as effective as a band aid on an artery. Ridiculous
More nanny-state foolishness which will do nothing to prevent people from
abusing opioids. The only things another warning label will do is give
lawyers another excuse to file lawsuits against drug makers.If you want to
ban opioids, just do it. If you want to continue to allow people to benefit
from the legitimate use as a necessary pain killer then don't ban them.Meanwhile increased publicity about that dangerous aspects of these
drugs should alert doctors to avoid prescribing them, to be stingy with refills,
and to strongly warn patients. Of course none of that will do a
thing to prevent folks who chose to abuse these from buying them on the black
market, stealing them, doctor shopping for multiple prescriptions in order to
feed their habit.More labels are a waste of time.
More useless legislation. This won't do anything to stop addiction.
@imsmarterthanyou wrote:"The only people who are addicts are those who
choose to be."That simply not true.Earlier this year
I had my knee replaced. In spite of all precautions on my part and my
surgeon's part, I became physically dependent on oxycodone. Once the
dependence was diagnosed, I stopped cold turkey, and went through more than
three weeks of withdrawal symptoms, but after that it was pretty much done.Why didn't I become addicted? Because I don't have the
disease. Yes, that's right: addiction is a disease, not a choice.
Here's the problem: doctors don't have a reliable test for the
disease. Family history can be an indicator, if there are instances of substance
abuse or addictive behaviors. The first dose can be a telltale sign: if it makes
you feel "happy", floating or detached in addition to relieving pain,
you may have the disease. If so, don't take the second pill before
consulting with your doctor, the ER, or the Substance Abuse Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (4357). You don't want to become a statistic!Please spread the word! Let's hope we can keep innocent folks who
unknowingly suffer from this disease from becoming trapped, by preventing the
Of course Orrin wants to put a warning label bill before the Senate so he can
get his name on another useless bill/law.Labels already tell people
that "alcohol may enhance effects" so that people that want to get
buzzed can amplify the effect.Don't we already have warning
signs about speeding, murder, sexual assault, etc? They are called
"laws." People don't pay attention to anything they
don't want to pay attention to. If you don't already know that
opiates can lead to addiction or death, you must live somewhere that
doesn't have mass media or that doesn't sell opiates.
I think labels could help, especially if they give you warning signs to look for
and not just a general "this drug can cause addiction" warning.When I first started anxiety meds (some of which can be addictive), I was very
naive. Even knowing that prescription drugs can be addictive, I didn't know
the beginning signs of addiction, and therefore didn't know when I was
starting down the path to addiction. This information would have been
helpful to me then, and could save others like me. I was fortunate that I
felt prompted by the spirit to stop taking the meds and had the help of my
mother to wean me off of them, I didn't know I was on that path until
I had gotten off of it, and I might not have had a very good outcome.Even
if it only helps a few naive souls like me, the labels are worth it.
@imsmarterthanyou - Salt Lake City, UTSept. 12, 2018 12:51 p.m.No,
warning labels will do nothing. The only people who are addicts are those who
choose to be."I'm with you that the labels will do nothing.
However, your statement about people choosing to be addicts is misinformed. Utah
has many opioid addicted people. Many of them middle to upper class, white,
church going people that were injured and got addicted. You can read about Utah,
LDS politicians, fire department leaders, and white collar workers that got in
trouble from their addiction. They did not choose to be addicts.
Riiight. Like nobody doesn't know from their doctors or the media about
opioid addiction. Hatch has been in Big Pharma's pockets for decades. Big
Pharma doesn't want to compete with legal marijuana. This is nothing but an
attempt to try to show the public they're trying to not sell so many
opiates. Too late. Putting labels on them will be as effective as putting labels
on guns to say do not shoot up schools.
No, warning labels will do nothing. The only people who are addicts are those
who choose to be. Telling them it isn't good for them is as useless as
putting that same label on tobacco.
It would probably help. I know three people who overdosed who started on their
path to addiction because of legitimate surgeries and injuries that required a
painkiller. Three people who worked hard and had families and had
never smoked a cigarette or had a sip of alcohol. They were lied to about how
addictive opioids were and now they are dead.