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View Poll Results: After reading the OP in full, what is your take on the current state of pain medication prescription
Pain relief medications are "too severely restricted" for legitimate patients? 120 71.86%
Pain relief medications restrictions are “where they should be” for legitimate pain patients? 20 11.98%
Pain relief medications restrictions are “not restricted enough” for legitimate pain patients? 27 16.17%
Voters: 167. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-01-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I'm not calling it anything. Oxy IS synthetic heroin.
Not really and using that terminology is counter productive.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: planet earth
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I'm 71 I have had severe chronic pain since my early 40's due to arthritis and work related injuries. I never could take opioids, I liked them too much so I refused to take them. For years I relied on ibuprofen, heating pads and occasionally aspirin. In the past few years I have been using marijuana, high CBD, low THC and it helps my pain more than anything I ever tried. I highly recommend it. I don't like to roll joints or use a pipe and edibles are a little hard to gauge the dosage and when it will start working so I vape it. I am not sure why it's not prescribed to every chronic pain patient, it's amazing.
That's great. I wish you and others who have found relief could get the word out.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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I don't personally need opiates on a regular basis - I've only taken them after surgery for a short amount of time. I'm not worried about losing access to them.
Well, aren't YOU the lucky one....
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Just watched the 60 minutes report done on Opiates last night. OMFG! I knew Florida was the epicenter and what caused all the uproar to begin with but REALLY? C'mon REALLY?

60 Oxycontin per day prescribed to ONE person? 1000 to a PREGNANT lady?
One doctor (in prison btw) prescribed over 800,000 and ONE drug manufacture was the standout supplier out of many but not ONE of those dirtbags has ever ended up in jail, just a pitiful $24 million dollar fine.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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yeh, that's pathetic alright...and the poor chronic pain sufferers who really need it (possibly have been taking them already for years)and have been responsible just citizens, still contributing to society, are the ones who lose the most.
It's doctors like that that ruin so many lives.
They should indeed be punished severley for the lives they've ruined.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Just watched the 60 minutes report done on Opiates last night. OMFG! I knew Florida was the epicenter and what caused all the uproar to begin with but REALLY? C'mon REALLY?

60 Oxycontin per day prescribed to ONE person? 1000 to a PREGNANT lady?
One doctor (in prison btw) prescribed over 800,000 and ONE drug manufacture was the standout supplier out of many but not ONE of those dirtbags has ever ended up in jail, just a pitiful $24 million dollar fine.
I watched that too. And last year they did another segment that focused on drug manufacturers and the DEA actually working together to allow drug companies to flood communities.
The opioid epidemic started in Florida were pill mills and greedy, unscrupulous doctors handed them out like candy. Then it just grew exponentially and especially in poorer states. West Virginia got hit particularly hard. But when you are poor and have no hope of ever getting out from under it opioids are a great way to escape. They are a gateway drug to heroin when used recreationally.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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yeh, that's pathetic alright...and the poor chronic pain sufferers who really need it (possibly have been taking them already for years)and have been responsible just citizens, still contributing to society, are the ones who lose the most.
It's doctors like that that ruin so many lives.
They should indeed be punished severley for the lives they've ruined.
Weii, that one doctor they showed got 187 years in prison.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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yeh, that's pathetic alright...and the poor chronic pain sufferers who really need it (possibly have been taking them already for years)and have been responsible just citizens, still contributing to society, are the ones who lose the most.
It's doctors like that that ruin so many lives.
They should indeed be punished severley for the lives they've ruined.


thank you. That pretty much sums it up for me.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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The difference is great enough that those who have adverse reactions to Morphine a derivative of Heroin can take Oxy/Hydrocodone without the adverse reaction.
Weird but true...
Morphine isn't a derivative of heroin.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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Not really and using that terminology is counter productive.
Yes really and it's not 'terminology'. It is what it is. They used to prescribe heroin and then they synthesized it and marketed it as a different drug but it's synthetic heroin.

Some of you keep thinking of street heroin instead of the pure stuff made in a lab by companies like Bayer.
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