DEA requests ENDO Pharmaceuticals to pull OPANA from market.

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Caseyland
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No more opana Er for me

I had my monthly meeting for my exam & refills. Dr. Said he was being proactive with opana Er & no longer RX'G it!

I called my pharmacist & he confirmed that he received notice to cease all orders and filling prescriptions for opana Er. That what he had left to fill & no more orders!

My pm dr today let me chose MS Contin or OxyContin. Since I take up to four /15 milligram oxycodone IR aday, he suggested OxyContin.

So, I was on two 30 mg opana Er daily & four 15 milligrams of oxycodone a day.

NOW

I'm RX'd the same oxycodone for breakthrough pain: four 15 mg oxycodone daily & TWO 30 MILIGRAM OxyContin.

I felt this to be under prescribing as opana Er is stronger than OxyContin.
I voiced my opinion to dr & pharmacist & both agreed I'd have opana Er left in my system that the two 30 mg OxyContin daily would be the safest call so I would not risk saturating my system with new OxyContin & Opana Er already in my system.

the next month they could increase the OxyContin mg's if need be.

I am very skeptical of this conversion & am highly concerned with withdrawals while I still am a full time worker!

I cannot find a conversion chart from opana Er to OxyContin.

If anyone can help me understand this please help!!
I would greatly appreciate it!

From : four 15 mg oxycodone a day &
Two 30 mg opana Er a day

To : Four 15 mg oxycodone a day &
Two 30 mg OxyContin. A day!

I feel for sure this is under prescribed & I'll face withdraws to some extent!

Thoughts?
Ideas?
Concerns?
Statements?

Thank you!!!

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CASEYLAND

Dear Caseyland, what I think you should do is convert the Opana to MS Contin and then convert MS Contin to Oxycontin ER utilizing the chart(s)available to you regarding conversion from Oxycodone to MS Contin? I hope this makes sense it does in whats left of my brain, sure hope this works and helps you.I am by far not an expert(seems to be a lot of em on this sight) So go get them, and feel better as those of us who get anything like what we get are darn lucky, Peace, Rocker Dan

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Thank you....

Rocker dan. That was great info for me to use & talk with pharmacist with!!!
You ROCK!!!

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thank you

Dear Caseyland, thank you. I want you to go to forums and look at the new post under "Doctors cutting back on prescribing" There is a new group of people who were on the Today show trying to ban 7 more opioids.Such as   Oxycontin 80s and 60s and Oxycodone and even Morphine.It was a story on today's Today Show. They want to deny ALl opioids unless you have cancer or in need of palliative care(end of life)We are all in trouble if we don't get someone to present "our "viewpoints.Check under the forums as I put my new article there by mistake.Peace, RD .   GO AND READ THE NEW POST UNDER "DOCTORS CUTTING BACK"

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I have seen the idiots

I have seen the idiots wanting to ban certain drugs because a few people died, usually by their own doing (self-made dose escalations leading to overdose), yet they offer absolutely zero in terms of what to do once those drugs are removed. The way I see it, it can go two ways: 1. They fail with their request due to a biased agenda that assumes all pain patients abuse their meds, or 2. They win, said drugs are removed, which we all know just leads to a different drug coming under fire, and we repeat this cycle way too many times.

When did we, as a society, suddenly need to be told how to do every single thing in our daily life? At some point, Darwinism kicks in, and the responsible and irresponsible become sorted out through their own doing. Like your other thread, "Death has no mercy in this land", neither do I. I am fed up with my care being dictated by the actions of moronic patients, and even more short-sighted politicians. 

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Thank you gtrPlayer

 Yes.We need to first see the story and second act on what we see and hear or we will have only ur s to blame if these morons get their way........................