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New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitalsí Emergency Rooms
The New Your Times ^ | 2/10/13 | Anemia Heartcolic

Posted on 01/11/2013 8:42:31 AM PST by dangerdoc

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1 posted on 01/11/2013 8:42:37 AM PST by dangerdoc
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“Under the new city policy, most public hospital patients
will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth
of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet.
Long-acting painkillers, including OxyContin, a familiar
remedy for chronic backache and arthritis, as well as
Fentanyl patches and methadone, will not be dispensed at
all. And lost, stolen or destroyed prescriptions will not
be refilled.”


2 posted on 01/11/2013 8:46:24 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Thank you, I didn’t want to step on any toes.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 8:47:34 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc; Diogenesis

Sounds like you Fur Shur don’t want to get shot in New York City!


4 posted on 01/11/2013 8:51:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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Bloomberg said people will have to suffer a little.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 8:54:40 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: muawiyah

You won’t have to worry about about your 16 ounce soda not being big enough to wash down your pain pills.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 8:58:00 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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Bloomberg is a tyrant. He latched on to the Republican popularity due to Giuliani to get elected. Then he convinced the idiot city council to remove the term limit so he could run for a third term. Then stopped being a Republican (though he never was one anyway) to become an “independent”.

He’s out of office next January. Can’t come soon enough, and I don’t even live in NY.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 8:58:13 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: dangerdoc

The natives have been streaming in for 0bamacare, as if that is their job.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 8:59:06 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dangerdoc; Admin Moderator

duplicate of http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2977009/posts


9 posted on 01/11/2013 9:00:38 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: dangerdoc

It boggles the mind that hospitals have just rolled over for this lunatic mayor.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 9:01:41 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: dangerdoc
In place of pain killers a small wooden stick will be provided to clench between ones teeth and in severe cases a set of straps to hold the patient’s arms down.

Unlike pain killers, no danger of addiction is present for these items.

11 posted on 01/11/2013 9:03:16 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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I was on Hydrocodone for well more than 3 years. I have no addiction type of reaction not being on it anymore. (Couldn't get it for the last two years)

I never abused it, just used it for pain management. I wish I could get it again, but the gubbimint makes it very hard or impossible.

I guess the MD's and government group people in very real pain together with pleasure seeking addicts. Too bad for me.

FMCDH(BITS)

12 posted on 01/11/2013 9:04:20 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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Bloomberg is undoubtedly looking forward to that part. Expect to see some shots of him visiting emergency rooms on Friday and Saturday evening in coming weeks.

Jus' checking out the pain!

13 posted on 01/11/2013 9:09:44 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: dangerdoc

Last year in Germany where there is Obamacare, I was supposed to have surgery at the hospital. When I checked-in they collected four of us in a room and then said we had to come back another day because of emergencies and missing staff. Right away the Turkish woman claimed “acute pain” and was allowed to stay. Some people know how to work the system. In New York I bet a lot of people are learning how to work the system.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 9:10:23 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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The only people who get it are those who are addicted and pay for it on the street or pay a DR. for a bogus visit and get a prescription.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 9:13:40 AM PST by Oldexpat
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“Bloomberg said people will have to suffer a little.”

“Here is my problem with legislative medicine,” said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians and senior vice chairman of emergency medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Eastern Pennsylvania. “It prevents me from being a professional and using my judgment.”

I will have to disagree with Dr. Rosenau: I believe that this is a very reasonable policy.

It prevents an E.R. from dispensing more than 3 days of narcotic analgesics. It does not prevent an E.R. doctor from giving a patient a prescription for a larger supply of such a medicine, and then having the Rx filled at an outside pharmacy.

In view of the fact that most of our E.R. patients have enough money to buy liquor, smoke cigarettes, get expensive manicures, or purchase the latest designer jeans or sneakers, there is little risk of these patients will suffer for lack of medicine.

I will reluctantly agree with Mayor Yenta Bloomberg on this one.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 9:14:47 AM PST by paterfamilias
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“Bloomberg said people will have to suffer a little.”

“Here is my problem with legislative medicine,” said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians and senior vice chairman of emergency medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Eastern Pennsylvania. “It prevents me from being a professional and using my judgment.”

I will have to disagree with Dr. Rosenau: I believe that this is a very reasonable policy.

It prevents an E.R. from dispensing more than 3 days of narcotic analgesics. It does not prevent an E.R. doctor from giving a patient a prescription for a larger supply of such a medicine, and then having the Rx filled at an outside pharmacy.

In view of the fact that most of our E.R. patients have enough money to buy liquor, smoke cigarettes, get expensive manicures, or purchase the latest designer jeans or sneakers, there is little risk that these patients will suffer for lack of medicine.

I will reluctantly agree with Mayor Yenta Bloomberg on this one.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 9:15:05 AM PST by paterfamilias
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Nanny knows best!!!

I’m amazed how people just bow down to Bloomberg. He says “jump” and they say “how high.”


18 posted on 01/11/2013 9:18:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: nothingnew

I have psoriatic arthritis and could not get through the day with etoldalac and vicoden. I am speechless that the city can just dictate this to the medical community without a thought to what patients need.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 9:18:36 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: cotton1706

Honest to Pete, there is only one guy who scares me more than Obama when I think about him being POTUS, and it’s Michael Bloomberg. This guy must lay awake all night every night thinking about new ways to micromanage everyone else’s life. He seriously needs professional help.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 9:24:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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