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Efforts to Control the Problem of Pain Killers (via Ready for Recovery)

August 7, 2010

Let’s hope all the other states in the good ol’ USA take heed and jump on this band wagon!

As reported recently by The New York Times, Washington State is the first of hopefully many that is making a sweeping attempt to control the abuse of pain killers. The state government is developing regulations meant to stop doctors from prescribing higher doses of powerful painkillers for patients who are not benefiting from them. Among other regulations, Washington would be the first state to require doctors to refer patients on escalating dose … Read More

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  1. August 7, 2010 2:15 am

    Sounds great except for the fact that pain doctors are the legal drug lords of the medical field. They would have no practices if they stopped giving and increasing narcotics to their patients. Big pharma and the medical field is too powerful to adhere to regulations like this. They will go on murdering patients as they almost murdered me as well as many many that I work with. I think that it’s up to us to put out as much education out there as is possible so that we have smarter patients who know better than to put their lives into the hands of these unscrupulous doctors. We still cannot stop trying for better legislation, however.

    • August 7, 2010 10:55 am

      You make some really good points here. I think a combination of better legislation and education the public is the best route. Thanks for your insights. 🙂

  2. August 9, 2010 4:10 am

    I completely agree. I used to be a pharmacy technician and saw first hand the insanity that goes on in this whole issue. We had customers who had been on C2’s for years. As in “Take one extremely high dosed pain killer once a day for the rest of your life”. Not to mention how easy it is as an adult to convince your doctor you need these. I have been prescribed pain killers for a sore back. It’s insanity. I’m glad something is finally being done about this.

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