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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 03:49 PM
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54. Uh, Oxy is NOT a "cheap quick fix"
It's damned expensive. My husband requires pretty significant doses of it for chronic pain following a series of emergency surgeries last year. It doesn't make him high, and he couldn't function without it.

And they've already tried him on every other painkiller out there--some don't work, some cause adverse side effects, and some are too loaded with acetaminophin (hell on the liver). Others turn him into a zombie. He has a legitimate need for oxycontin, and thank GOD he's in an HMO that understands that and also understands how to prescribe and monitor it responsibly.

The contortions we make people in pain go through for relief in this country is hideously immoral. If pharmacies are getting robbed for it, then I suggest the stores find a more effective way to secure their inventory. Don't punish the patients.
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  -Area Walgreens pull theft-prone OxyContin Crisco  May-26-06 07:12 AM   #0 
  - What a shame for those who need it...  brokensymmetry   May-26-06 07:16 AM   #1 
  - Die, for all they...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 07:27 AM   #2 
  - So how would you handle it?  seriousstan   May-26-06 07:48 AM   #5 
     - This is all hype... How do hospitals, banks do it...?  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 08:28 AM   #20 
  - Put 'em on something else  Warpy   May-26-06 07:52 AM   #7 
  - i switched from oxyrush to methadone 6 years ago  QuestionAll   May-26-06 09:17 AM   #31 
     - One controlled substance for another,  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 09:38 AM   #37 
        - i'll probably be taking narcotics for the rst of my life...  QuestionAll   May-26-06 11:53 AM   #45 
  - Simple solution  Ragin_mad   May-26-06 09:43 AM   #39 
  - you are right!  CountAllVotes   May-26-06 02:29 PM   #50 
     - Not an odd reason for the headache  Oak2004   May-26-06 03:54 PM   #55 
  - It's not new, pharmacies started doing that quite a while ago.  ET Awful   May-26-06 07:29 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, but guys can get their Viagra  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 07:36 AM   #4 
  - People don't commit armed robbery for viagra.  seriousstan   May-26-06 07:49 AM   #6 
     - You don't know the guys I know.  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 07:54 AM   #8 
        - Show me the link of people committing armed robbery for viagra.  seriousstan   May-26-06 08:00 AM   #10 
        - This kid was a former student of mine:  eyesroll   May-26-06 08:10 AM   #14 
           - If supplies of Viagra drop  Warpy   May-26-06 09:26 AM   #32 
              - From what I understand about Viagra in younger men is that is does the  Hestia   May-26-06 03:30 PM   #51 
        - Um, what's the rightwingnut point in this case?...  Kagemusha   May-26-06 08:01 AM   #11 
        - Simply that  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 08:07 AM   #12 
           - You have the "SIMPLE" part right.  seriousstan   May-26-06 08:09 AM   #13 
        - Oxycontin is the new heroin  BeTheChange   May-26-06 08:11 AM   #15 
        - If the State Won't Do Anything Real About Drug Addiction  Crisco   May-26-06 08:12 AM   #16 
        - It's absurd  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 08:16 AM   #17 
           - I Was Speaking of Treatment Programs for Addicts  Crisco   May-26-06 08:27 AM   #19 
              - Everyone has a choice  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 08:34 AM   #25 
              - We Must Have Different Interpretations of "Real"  Crisco   May-26-06 08:58 AM   #28 
                 - Nothing is absolute  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 09:14 AM   #30 
                    - More Contradictions?  Crisco   May-26-06 09:32 AM   #34 
                       - Read the literature  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 09:35 AM   #35 
                          - The Substance of This Thread?  Crisco   May-26-06 09:43 AM   #40 
                             - Namecalling?  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 09:53 AM   #43 
              - Got news for you, an addict is an addict...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 08:39 AM   #26 
              - A Junkie's Need for OxyContin vs a Cashier's Need to Not Have Guns Pointed  Crisco   May-26-06 09:07 AM   #29 
                 - Your agenda is showing,  OldLeftieLawyer   May-26-06 09:37 AM   #36 
                 - A junkie's need for Oxycontin...?  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 09:43 AM   #38 
                    - The Point?  Crisco   May-26-06 09:46 AM   #42 
                       - Right, and our government is going to...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 09:54 AM   #44 
              - I've lived with an addict and I still agree with OLL for the most part....  mike_c   May-26-06 09:43 AM   #41 
        - Agreed... If people need this drug, we must...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 08:33 AM   #23 
  - Actually, this is a good alternative to...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 08:29 AM   #21 
  - LIMBOsevic in town?  UTUSN   May-26-06 07:59 AM   #9 
  - LOL! My thought exactly...  KansDem   May-26-06 09:29 AM   #33 
  - Oxycontin  azurnoir   May-26-06 08:18 AM   #18 
  - I don't know... From what I hear...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 08:42 AM   #27 
  - some won't prescribe narcotics at all.  QuestionAll   May-26-06 12:01 PM   #47 
     - Forget about asking a doctor these days...  NJ_Lib   May-26-06 12:17 PM   #48 
  - "addiction is not an issue" doesn't have to mean terminal.  QuestionAll   May-26-06 11:58 AM   #46 
  - Uh, Oxy is NOT a "cheap quick fix"  Shakespeare   May-26-06 03:49 PM   #54 
  - What are these alternatives?  Oak2004   May-26-06 04:41 PM   #56 
  - There was an armed robbery at the CVS near me  LizW   May-26-06 08:32 AM   #22 
  - So are they pulling Percocet and Tylox  The Flaming Red Head   May-26-06 08:33 AM   #24 
  - That's terrible. (n/t)  benEzra   May-26-06 01:11 PM   #49 
  - Odd... people steal cars, but they are still sold all over .. n/t  SoCalDem   May-26-06 03:30 PM   #52 
  - So instead of beefing up security for their employee and patrons,  Lars39   May-26-06 03:36 PM   #53 

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