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Old 01 September 2017, 03:53 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
That's pretty minor, compared to people with chronic severe pain. But it seems odd when other people are describing other opoids being handed out like candy.
That is a big part of the challenge. Some MDs are giving them out like candy because they can charge for the prescription. More ethical MDs (i.e., nearly all) get blamed for the entire problem and become leery of prescribing at all. The net result is that people that need them have trouble getting them and people that are abusing them have no problem getting them. The likely outcome of the"opioid epidemic" is that people that medically need the drugs wont be able to get them in a timely fashion.
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