After Mike Bloomberg's rule for hospitals, FDA panel votes to restrict use of painkil

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    oh well, you all voted for it, enjoy your pain

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    January 25, 2013 | 5:34 pm | Modified: January 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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    Joel Gehrke

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    The Washington Examiner



    Federal Drug Administration advisers voted today to restrict access to certain kinds of prescription drugs in an effort to fight drug abuse

    The vote had experts divided over the risk of drug abuse as weighed against the risk of increased pain or difficulty for patients on the medication.

    “It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have been receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes,” Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, said per Health Day News ahead of the vote.

    The FDA rule change is designed to implement a policy that the Senate passed last year, but the U.S. House of Representatives killed.
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who moved to restrict access to certain painkillers in city hospital emergency rooms in order to fight drug abuse, argued that it wouldn’t harm patients.

    “Number one, there’s no evidence of that,” Bloomberg said. “Number two, supposing it is really true, so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there’s nothing perfect.”

    “At the end of the day, the benefits of reducing abuse will outweigh the harm to legitimate pain patients,”(how wonderful eh?) Dr. Timothy Deer, a pain management specialist from West Virginia, told The Times. “This will likely reduce the amount of drug falling into the wrong hands.”

    all of it here
    After Mike Bloomberg's rule for hospitals, FDA panel votes to restrict use of painkillers | WashingtonExaminer.com
     
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    But there'll be no rationing of care! :rolleyes:
     
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    you can't bring that up, they don't want to believe it

    after all the FDA and this guberment surly knows what best for all of us
     
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    Fighting drug abuse means restricting the people who want to legally buy painkillers and have a legitimate reason. It has nothing to do with stopping illegal drug use. This is just like the gun ownership debate. It's not to stop law abiding citizens from caring for themselves. It does nothing to stop criminal use. BUT there is a side benefit. If you are in constant pain that could be alleviated with pain killers, the government will offer you an option. You can accept euthanasia and then the government won't have your pain or your care to pay for.
     
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    drs trying to control medication is not a fucking conspiracy you willy gits
     
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    I thought we were a bunch of Jizzy doodles... :razz:
     
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    too bad they haven't tried controlling who owns a computer, maybe that will be next:clap2:
     
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    It's Mayors trying to control Medications.
     
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    The painkiller dilemma...
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    May 29, 2016 | WASHINGTON — The "wonder drug" pain medications of the mid-1990s have turned out to be a major problem – and a big disappointment.
     

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