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  •  The DEA will meet in October (2+ / 0-)
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    ..and decide whether or not to reclassify Vicodin, Oxycontin and the like as Schedule II drugs due to abuse and addiction.

    I've seen my share of addicts, but think the potential damage inflicted on too many patients with chronic pain makes it a bad idea.

    The Aggressively Ignorant Caucus is getting aggressively ignorant again.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:26:57 PM PST

    •  Whoops (1+ / 0-)
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      Oxycodone is already classified as schedule II

      The Aggressively Ignorant Caucus is getting aggressively ignorant again.

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:33:25 PM PST

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    •  I must have good body chemistry. (2+ / 0-)

      I had a full bottle of vicodin post-surgery that I didn't need and never touched it. Never felt the urge to take it in the absence of significant pain.

      My dog got hold of it, but didn't ingest any, so I through it out. It was in a drawer that he somehow managed to open.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:39:12 PM PST

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      •  There's an illicit street-market (1+ / 0-)
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        .. at maybe $5 a pill and people are getting strung out (and probably cooking their livers with too much acetaminophen) but having to see a doctor every month or run out of medicine is just wrong.

        Apparently when you're in "enforcement" all you have is a hammer so every problem looks like a nail.

        I don't have a dog in the fight. Haven't had anything medically prescribed for a decade and don't use street drugs or self-medicate with pharmaceuticals.

        The Aggressively Ignorant Caucus is getting aggressively ignorant again.

        by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:44:59 PM PST

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    •  I don't know why anybody bothers (0+ / 0-)

      Those drugs are actually pretty awful for managing pain. Weed works better, hell, so does alcohol. Why take something that has a high risk of addiction, when there's better options out there?

      You need a license to drive, a license to run a business, but any idiot can buy a gun.

      by Hannibal on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:52:28 PM PST

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