Skip to comments.DEA May Tighten Access to Pain Drug
Posted on 04/05/2004 9:49:21 AM PDT by WolfieEdited on 07/14/2004 1:00:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
WASHINGTON - The federal government is considering tightening restrictions on narcotic pain relievers containing hydrocodone, a move that would greatly complicate pain relief therapy for millions of Americans.
Literally the opioid of the masses, medications containing hydrocodone - - Vicodin, Lortab, Norco and many others - were prescribed by doctors more than 100 million times last year, more than any other prescription drug. Opioids are synthetic forms of opiates.
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Punishing millions of innocent sufferers with a policy that will make zero difference in illegal drug use.
Tell her it's for the children.
Due to the fact that these drugs are being abused, the government is considering moving the product from Schedule III to Schedule II. How is this "punishing millions of innocent sufferers"? Slight overreaction?
Second, even if they did move it, that would mean a) doctors are prohibited from phoning in prescriptions to pharmacies, and b) patients would be required to see their doctors every time they need a refill.
Oh, the punishment! Ease up.
Since moving drugs from Sched III to Sched II has had zero effect on the abuse of other drugs, any inconvenience at all is unconcionable.
I won't ease up. I am fed up with the Govt. taxing me in order to do things 'for my own good'.
The Federal Government should defend the coasts, deliver the mail and stay the hell out of citizens way.
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