Skip to comments.New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitalsí Emergency Rooms
Posted on 01/10/2013 7:33:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York Citys 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
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Amen. And I am not a Dr.
Sorry, thanks, no... I like to be awake unless it's time to sleep.
When they came in later and told me they were putting in a chest tube... I mashed that button until it stopped delivering. Sucks to be awake for that. Never did scream, though.
the real drug problem is our richy rich people live perverted drugged adled lives and they're EXAMPLES to our children....
" The values of the weak prevail (abortion on demand, promiscutiy,homosexuality,pornography,incest,frequent divorce, etc) because the strong (read: rich and powerful elite) have taken them over as devices of leadership"...Nietzche....
I think he is certifiably insane myself...and I mean it. I think the man went ‘round the bend a long time ago.
So what year did Bloomberg graduate from medical school? Oh, he didn’t.
Who knew? Bloomberg is a Doctor.
You also know vital signs don’t lie. Patients do.
Are we related?
I don’t think anyone should be left in unbearable pain, but I would rather endure the pain than not know what I am doing...or seeing. And I actually recover faster and better.
That's good enough.
what the hell is this cuomo maggot doing? He’s goign to try to enforce mental evaluatiosn for gun owners, tells opeople what they cna and can’t eat- orders resteraunts noty to sell certain food sizes, refuses to allow christians to attend certain meetings- and now this too? Who the hell does he think he is?
I take it you’ve never had the pleasure of passing kidney stones? The pain is so bad you arel iterally screaming out of your mind- but feelign every last minute of the 8 or so hours of cosntant pain too much to bear- Sure- you get through it somehow- however- it’s a pain noone shoudl have to bear if they don’t have to- I only wished I could pass out- And beleive me, with Crohn’s disease as well, I’ve had pain where I did pass out, and that was child’s play compared to kidney stone pain
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
It has been medical facility rules for years to listen to the patient. During my nursing med rounds, I had to give pain meds within ten minutes of the request. Of course it had to be within the ordered times.
“...to know that all reports of pain will be taken seriously and responded to by our healthcare professionals in a quick and caring manner.”
Odd that you should mention them. I had been having back pain for about 2 weeks. Went to the dr today and she said she thought I had them. She got me in to have a CT scan and some X-rays after I left her office. This just does not feel like the last time but I guess they are different. Will have to wait on results.
Had they not been able to give me the Fentanyl patch, I would probably had been admitted for the pain. That just drives up insurance costs.
It is ridiculous to make a broad, across the board ruling like this, as it will hurt the people who truly do need the pain med.
I am not one to like taking those strong pain meds either, but there are circumstances where it is medically necessary!
At least it’s not the feds.
I think of myself as being a good (but often snarky) Christian lady, but more than jst a few bad words burned through my brain when I read this.
Chronic pain has been my most unworthy opponent for more than 25 of my 47 years. I’ve had surgeries and taken ibuprofen until it chewed its way out and have plenty of experience at “managing” it. There’s pain and there’s breakthrough pain, which is a tough thing to wrestle down if it’s allowed to grow that fierce.
I secrectly pray Bloomberg gets a tooth abcess, needs urgent treatment to drain it and then a root canal. I’d be eternally grateful if his dentist would forget t give him novacane and T3’s afterward.