posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 03:45 PM
Maybe it's because Bloomberg's underworld connections haven't been kicking enough money upstairs to him, so he pulled this to increase sales of
certain.. illegal commodities... on the streets. Either way, it's a disgusting move, with which he has far over-stepped his authority
Originally posted by drock905
I'm actually ok with this. Prescription opiate abuse in this country is an epidemic. Doctors prescribe these, specifically oxycodone, way too easily
and frequently. These are dibiltiating addictions to have and it's very easy to get hooked on them. It has also bred a giant underground of dealers,
doctor and pharmacy shopping and insurance fraud.
edit on 12-1-2013 by drock905 because: (no reason given)
Easy for you t be okay with this when you're not in severe pain and in an NY emergency room. Always easy to be okay with the pain of someone
just like berg here.
And your post shows a distinct lack of knowledge regarding how things work. The greater majority of over-prescribing comes from regular "Primary
Care" physicians. It is more rare for ER doctors to go handing out many narcotics. In fact, ER staff are usually far more tight-handed with the
stuff, due to possible "drug seeking" behavior. And in many cases, it is very obvious when a patient needs pain meds-- when they've been in an
accident and have a large laceration requiring stitches, broken leg, etc etc....
Not to mention that people become hooked on pain meds via chronic
use. (And again, treatment for a chronic condition being more likely to fall
on a primary care physician) No one, or nearly so, becomes addicted from getting 6 or 7 days worth of percocet from an ER doctor to treat a broken
leg. That's a completely unrealistic view of the problem, born of ignorance.
You are right that addiction is a terrible problem which we need to address, and we need some new tools to fight-- but depriving people in real pain
of medication is heartless, and ignorant, and not the way to go.