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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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