Doctors cutting back on perscribing

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My doctor and from what I hear many doctors ever doctors at pain clinics are stepping up the inhumane practice of cutting back on writing nessacary medications for patients some of which have been going to them and other clinics before.I was already cut on my Diaezapam(from 40mg to 10mg)  along with my Morphine and Oxycodone(for break thrrough.) Now  at my last appointment I was told that i will not be given any benzos along with my Morphine.My doctor(whoom i long have admired)said i would have to choose between them!!! Oh boy are you fooling??? I have to choose if i want pain meds or tranqs?so i kinda blew up and said How can i choose two medicnes? Morphine and Oxys are for pain and the Diaezapam is for my nerves which you are now scraping witha butter knife.So i was given all 3 medications  for two months and sent on my way. All this comes from the news media as several opiod storys preceeded my showdown with my doctor. Last week the numbers were released saying  that 60,000 people died from opiod overdoses last year . 16,000 more than the prior year(2015 2016)Break it down and it goes like this 46,000 were from that powder or a couple of powders mixed 12,000 were from polly pharmacy or drinking and opiods that were percribed and the other 2000 were elderly miss doseing.So i have to put all this down,type it up and add any numbers or articles to show my proof to ensure my still obtaing medicnce......Happy hunting and stay informed!!!   ( ps may have my kids sign a form as well as myself say in that no one will sue the good doctor!!! RD.

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Unfortunately, as you know,

Unfortunately, as you know, this has become quite common. The big issue I have with this whole opioid situation is the lack of context in which these deaths are reported. 

In my county, there has been over 300 overdose on H. This gets written up as "opioid overdose", versus it's illlicit sister drug. What is even more troubling, in my mind as a chronic pain patient, is that states are trying to sue pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers as a knee-*^!& reaction to the H epidemic. I want to see a full listing of names of the overdose victims, as well as their medical history to see whether or not these overdose victims ever had a valid prescription for an opioid. Sure, some patients will have been a patient who got cut off of their drug, and resorted to H. But for states to go public and declare pharmaceutical companies are the problem is just plain stupid. The whole legal case is predicated on a false accusation that all H addicts were once patients receiving opioids legitimately at some point, yet turned to illegal opioids. 

To be honest, I have a problem with the DEA asking Opana to be removed because of addicts getting around the time release mechanism. Yes, ultimately, the company is responsible for their product. They took steps to implement a better abuse deterrent technology, but addicts beat it. Is the Opana maker responsible? Not in my eyes. I'm sure the drug, when taken properly, had minimal, if any, overdose issues. Addicts are a cunning bunch. The next best abuse deterrent drug to come out will be found to be abusable by addicts within a month. 

Not sure how I got off on that tangent.

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The blame game

 

Yes gtrplayer, Blame the big pharma companys instead of the ilegal pushers.Why? Because the drug companys have a name and a location so go afer them instead of the real problem.I am going to go way out on a limb,but i think the goverment or factions of would like to put everyone they can on Suboxone!!! Money on a reguler basis! Back in the 1930s when weed was demonisied William Randolph Hearst  found out that hemp was a better source of paper,and Herast had land in the pacific northwest acres of trees on that land. And trees were just what the newspapers needed to survive,so crush the hemp and Hearst could sell his trees which were needed and in demand to role out papaer for news print.So now go after the doctors and factorys that produce the medication needed fo use in medical pain relief.The war on drugs and the trillions it spends need a face or faces as a target so they go after the doctors and big pharma instead of the cartels and goverments who thrive off  of the ilegl profits.We the patients are caught in the middle.I am so tired of prepairing to go to my doctor every two months and have to have explanations for all of the current opiod storys at hand,it is like going to court to plead my case!! So all we can do at this time is write and deseminate the knowlage that "there is a difference between opiod use and miss use," Peace RD

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pain patients needed

Pain Patients needed,with all the negitive storys in the news we the patients need a voice or voice's to counter all the negitive or false reporting being done as it does harm and afect us.My doctor is an inteligent man however he is human and has told me that all the opiod storys are building up and having a negitive effect on persribing by he and other doctors in the pain field.I have zero idea of how we can apporch this without many celebs coming out in force to tell of why and how opoid pain medicne has changed thier lives for the better!!(and thats not going to happen)so where are our voices of reason going to arive on the scene and make the public and the doctors sit up and listen??? Doctor Sanja Gupta tried to speak up on that Town Hall that CNN aired right after Prince overdosed(on Fentanyl that was not persrbed)So that leaves this serious subject up to us.Start speaking up for sane and humane persribing practices for people in pain and also in pain programs!!!