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Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:12 AM

jefferson beauregard sessions iii sez aspirin over opioids for pain relief

TAMPA — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn jeers for suggesting that people in pain should consider over-the-counter Bufferin instead of opioids.

On Wednesday, Sessions was in Tampa, touting the Trump administration’s efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking.

This time, he broadened his suggestion to aspirin.

"I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids," Sessions said. "People need to take some aspirin sometimes."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/In-Tampa-visit-Attorney-General-Jeff-Sessions-recommends-aspirin-over-opioids-for-pain-relief_165258353

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Reply jefferson beauregard sessions iii sez aspirin over opioids for pain relief (Original post)
HAB911 Feb 2018 OP
riversedge Feb 2018 #1
Dave Starsky Feb 2018 #2
Lars39 Feb 2018 #7
dchill Feb 2018 #11
Ohiogal Feb 2018 #3
HAB911 Feb 2018 #4
HAB911 Feb 2018 #5
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2018 #6
dembotoz Feb 2018 #8
writerJT Feb 2018 #9
dchill Feb 2018 #10
superpatriotman Feb 2018 #12
unblock Feb 2018 #13
ck4829 Feb 2018 #14
LuckyCharms Feb 2018 #15
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2018 #16
SamKnause Feb 2018 #17
SonofDonald Feb 2018 #18
spanone Feb 2018 #19
HAB911 Feb 2018 #20
spanone Feb 2018 #21
dsc Feb 2018 #22
Nitram Feb 2018 #23

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:13 AM

1. Sessions is not only a bigot but is stupid!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:13 AM

2. Or how about a hot poultice?

Or perhaps some liniment?

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:22 AM

7. Or an asafetida tied around the neck

Geez, next he’ll be extolling the virtues of kerosene.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:24 AM

11. Leeches!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:14 AM

3. Maybe Trump's religion advisor

will tell everyone to pray the pain away.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:15 AM

4. Musterole! Hurts so bad nothing else matters!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:17 AM

5. Aspirin would eventually eat away your stomach, then no more pain!!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:19 AM

6. That muthafucka's dumber than a bag of confederate rifles. nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:22 AM

8. Lol

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:23 AM

9. Uh, no, Doctor Sessions.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:24 AM

10. He knows he's not SURGEON General, right?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:28 AM

12. Aspirin between the knees is an effective birth control, too

Am I right, Ladies?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:29 AM

13. Sure Ill take something that doesnt work, makes my tongue swell, and makes my bleed out of my ass.

Thanks for the tip, dr. Sh*thead.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:51 AM

14. Here's an idea - Less brutal working conditions for the lower class, punish employers who make

it so that employees are terrified to call off if they are sick or injured, maybe we should start looking at the fact that taking opiates isn't the beginning of the problem, but just needing to function in the joke of a society Sessions and his buddies are creating for people who are not them, not as rich as them.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:53 AM

15. Hey Sessions, take 2 aspirin and punch yourself in your stupid face.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 09:56 AM

16. LOL...and then don't bother calling in the morning....

or EVER again, for that matter.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:00 AM

17. Thanks for the chuckle.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:02 AM

18. I've always heard you have to know someone to hate them

Not in this instance, I've jumped through every flippin dammed hoop they've put in front of me for 8 years to stay on pain meds.

With a list of 12 diagnoses that allow me to take opiates aspirin will not cut it.

I guess he would rather I can't get them anymore, they are already lowering my daily amounts due to a forthcoming federal guideline that doesn't even exist yet.

After I dropped 1/3 of my meds per day ON MY OWN BECAUSE I WANTED TO TRY.

Yup, I hate the fucker.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:04 AM

19. i wish beauregard a kidney stone for everyday of his remaining life, i'll supply a bottle of aspirin

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:06 AM

20. Oh god yes

may I never have another, it took morphine just for me to lie still for x-rays

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:07 AM

21. yep, i've had the morphine too....OUCH

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:07 AM

22. I hate Sessions with the intensity of a million suns

but that said, he has a point here in regards to opioids. I recently had a very minor surgery and explicitly told the doctor that I was in recovery and I still was given a script for two weeks of pain pills, which I didn't even fill as I honestly had no real pain. These pills are way over prescribed and that needs to stop. Most other countries don't prescribe opioids after minor surgery. When my dad had his first open heart surgery in the late 1970's he was told to take tylenol.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:44 AM

23. Actually, what Sessions said is probably borrowed from new medical guidelines that encourge the use

of alternatives to opioids when treating pain. Research shows that opioids are not appropriate when treating chronic pain (as opposed to acute pain suffered immediately after an injury or an operation). Over time opioids actually increase the body's sensitivity to pain. Doctors are encouraged to help patients reduce the level of pain rather than try to totally eliminate it in the case of chronic pain. Meditation, Estim therapy, ibuprofin and aspirin are indeed recommended in many cases that were formerly automatically treated with addictive opioids.

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