DEA Attempting to Reclassify Hydrocodone - page 2
DEA aims to cut pain drug's use BY MARC KAUFMAN Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Administration is working to make one of the most widely prescribed medications... Read More
Apr 24, '04Occupation: CCT RN/Paramedic/ER RN Specialty: Emergency/Critical Care Transport ; Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 134; Likes: 24Quote from bellehillSo right. I mean outlawing has worked so well for heroin, cocaine. And then of course there was that whole alcohol prohibition thingie...I love how the government thinks, everyday I am more amazed. People who want to abuse these necessary drugs will do so no matter how the drugs are classified.
Apr 24, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 4Quote from Medic946RNPerhaps if the DEA and lawmakers went through what my father went through, this wouldn't be an issue. My father had pancreatic cancer and spent 10 hours in surgery having a whipple procedure done, as well as the removal of 1/3 of his liver due to tumors. He woke in TREMENDOUS pain, and my brother (a veteran paramedic) was trying to get pain relief for him was told that (dad) couldnt have more pain medication because they didn't want him to become addicted. (This after we were just told he only had a 50% of making it through the night! Politicians have no right or qualifications to practice medicine! Get them out of the treatment of pain, it isn't working!So right. I mean outlawing has worked so well for heroin, cocaine. And then of course there was that whole alcohol prohibition thingie...
Dad survived the night, and for three more years before cancer returned, but the refusal to treat his pain after surgery haunts me still!
KellieLast edit by kwilborn on Apr 24, '04
Apr 24, '04Occupation: LPN,EMT,CPR Instructor Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 2,268; Likes: 5PULEEEZZZZ The lawmakers have been living off of the taxpayers tit for so long that THEY can get anything that they want. Kind of a double edged sword ain't it??
Apr 24, '04Occupation: Assessment Nurse Specialty: 39 year(s) of experience in Case Management, Home Health, UM ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 2,611; Likes: 940Nothing the Government does surprises me anymore. I have severe degenerative disc disease, which has minimally responded to three ESI's since last August. I am not a candidate for surgery, and am on Hydrocodone under the supervison of both a Back and Pain Management Specialists, which is keeping me off disabilty and producing a paycheck. If they want to take this away, that's fine. I'll be happy to file for disability, and tell the judge at my hearing why. :angryfire