healthyliving.msn.com had a story of a New York doctor seeing up to NINETY patients a day. He's been convicted of TWO counts of manslaughter for overdoses that he prescribed. Another six patients with obvious signs of addiction, were prescribed inordinate amounts of pain killers. These white-coated charlatans must be stopped!
Edit to add: Please go to the MSN news feed on New York Doctor convicted of Manslaughter!
Donna, I agree, wholeheartedly, BUT, the sad part about this is, when the government steps in and stops them, what happens to the rest of us? They make it more and more difficult to get pain relievers that honest people MUST have just to function.
The government, in EVERYTHING they get their hands on , NEVER KNOWS WHEN TO STOP, the zealots in office are so power hungry and want to make a name for themselves to feel important they just push and push and push, not thinking or caring what harm they may be doing to millions of people.
I had a friend who underwent a painful procedure yesterday in the hospital. She lives 30 miles from here. They told her it would probaby be quite uncomfortable (read painful) for the next 2 to 3 days. I asked them if they could send her home with some pain meds for 3 days...THREE DAYS! "Oh no, we can't do that! If it bothers her she should take Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If really bothering her, come back here and we will give her something." 60 mile round trip, sitting in a car...in pain. DUH!
If it had been me, they would have had to PRY me out of that bed and dragged me to the front door screaming before I would have left that place (Clark) without pain meds!
This entire thing in getting to be bull hocky.
Bet the politicians have NO problem getting pain meds in Washington once the doctors know who they are, just betcha.