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Savage's autopsy also found traces of alcohol and hydrocodone (Vicodin).
But the examiner's office says that didn't contribute to the crash.
His blood alcohol level was well below the legal limit at 0.031, and the medicine in his blood was at a non-abusive "therapeutic levels," according to the Times.
Originally posted by zysin5
I know here in Florida that would be very tricky. If you have an old bottle, you would not get your new bottle. Dates are now checked very carefully by doctors on the up and up. If you have an old bottle rolling around, that means you are doing something wrong. Get pulled over with an bottle that does not have the correct date, you are going to have some explaining to do.
I am not sure what other state laws are. Here in Florida, if you get a new script, you have to bring in your old bottles, or you wont get filled.
But lets face facts on the other hand.. People have old bottles, and do employ that trick. But is a very weak loop hole, and if you have the money, you can get out of trouble. But it will cost you.
Nothing just black and white about this whole topic, it varies in every state, and with every enforcement agency you would deal with. Lots of criminals in places of power, and law who are pulling the strings here.
I wish it was cut and dry simple.. But its not.
I wont argue the well put point you made about the hypocrisy on bottles of pills vs some green.. it is absolutely ridiculous, I agree 100%.edit on 14-7-2012 by zysin5 because: 1.1
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by getreadyalready
Tell you what, there are only two countries in the world that allow drug companies to advertize on TV. One is the US. We are quickly becoming a slave to drugs, due to this crap. It is scary how much prescription drug use has increased in the last 20 years. We are quickly becoming addicted to drugs, frankenfoods and mindless entertainment.
Up here in canada, we have a huge problem with pain killers. They are overprescribed, and crazy # like oxies. More addictive than heroin.... We need to change the trend for the next generation sake.
Are you sad? Pop this pill. Are you shy? Pop this pill. Are you grieving? Pop this pill. It's insanity!
And another thing I need to add...... For every member of congress and senate, there are at least 4 drug lobbiests in DC. If that is not a political problem, I don't know what is.
Also, we only really hear about the problem when stuff happens to someone famous. There are plenty of regular joes that killed themself after being put on antidepressants for example. Only a drop of water in the ocean.edit on Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:27:12 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)
1) an irrational belief that they should never experience the slightest twinge of pain, ever, even if they are 99 years old. At the first suggestion of discomfort they run to the doctor aggressively demanding painkillers. I have overheard patients threatening doctors with lawsuits when the doctor tactfully suggested that mild exercise was a better treatment for their arthritis/back pain than dangerous narcotics.
I can get a script of 50 pills for roughly $40.00. Now if 50 pills can last me a full year because I am not always in pain... well, if I was inclined to do so I could just take 25 to work with me and sell them for $5.00 each.
Originally posted by buster2010
Why is this even newsworthy? Some stars kid drops dead happens to people across the country all the time why isn't it reported. He was obviously too weak to survive and this is just natures way of thinning out the herd.edit on 14-7-2012 by buster2010 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Cocraine
Wait how exactly is his death political.
He said if he had his way, painkillers would be banned. Just banned entirely! They serve no purpose other than destroying the lives of innocent people. They're evil. These people think that because some morons OD and die in their effort to get high, that people who REALLY need them should not be allowed to have them.