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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Your child is in pain. The ONLY thing the doctor will prescribe is OC. what then? Let your child stay in pain, or give them the drug?
Fla. Oxy overdose deaths up 27.9% in 2010
Medical examiners who performed more than 9,000 drug-related autopsies found that in 2010, 5,647 people died with one or more prescription drugs in their system. Of those cases, prescription drugs were the cause of death for 2,710 individuals, marking an 8.9 percent increase over 2009. Oxycodone was responsible for the most deaths (1,516), compared to 981 deaths caused by benzodiazepines (981 of which were caused by Xanax), 694 due to methadone, 572 due to alcohol and 561 due to coc aine
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by captaintyinknots
You, sir, are missing another factor. Who says the administered drug has to be over the counter? Who says it has to be prescription? Maybe at that point, if your faith in the pharmaceutical industry fails, you should rely on natural remedies.
Just don't advise it to anyone else. Feds frown on that sort of helpfulness.
Originally posted by Destinyone
Any parent that would knowingly give oxi to a 6 year old...is not fit to be a parent. But, I can see a lot of addicted parents using their kids as a way to get their fix....deplorable...
A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, says the researchers examined drug overdose deaths in Florida from 2003 to 2009, and during the seven-year study period, the death rate involving prescription drugs increased by 84.2 percent
The greatest increase was observed in the oxycodone death rate, which rose 264.6 percent, followed by alprazolam at 233.8 percent and methadone use by 79.2 percent, the report says.
Originally posted by TruthSeekerMike
Just so everyone knows, if the doctor prescribes oxycodone to you or your child, you are under no obligation to actually have it filled or take the pills. People act like these drug companies own them because they don't have enough sense to just say "no". I couldn't care less if anyone is addicted to anything, I have no business keeping them from their stuff. I just know I would ask the doctor for something not in the opiate category. Why is only worrying about yourself so difficult? Why is thinking for yourself so much more difficult?
One of the big issues here is that people blindly follow their doctors orders without questioning anything. I can say though this is one of those things where an undereducated parent may feel like they are doing the right thing because their doctor told them so...after all, we didn't go to medical school. It is another in a long line of questionable practices that doctors prescribe, all in the name of $.
About 3.4 of every 1,000 infants born in a hospital in 2009 suffered from a type of drug withdrawal commonly seen in the babies of pregnant women who abuse narcotic pain medications, the study says. It's published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
That's about 13,539 infants a year, or one drug-addicted baby born every hour, says the study's lead author, Stephen Patrick, a fellow in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Michigan.
Our ancestors... and our great-grandparents.. did not need fancy drugs and medications to survive. They endured, they knew life could, and would, be hard, and they used the wonders of the natural world to help them cope. However, it is impossible to regulate (read: TAX) naturally occuring roots and flora for the most part. It wasn't until the early 1900's that the elite saw the enormous tax revenue that could be generated from medicine...
And here we are today, a world of people being peddled 'snake venom tonic' that is only making us more dependent on their poisons, and most people willingly submit to it.