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  •  Not probably correct, it IS correct. (26+ / 0-)

    My son is a physician and he has to be very careful.  HE says the Feds watch doctors prescribing records like a hawk, and now that everything is digital, tracking prescriptions is easy for them.  If the doctor trips the algorithm, he or she is in deep manure.  

    My oldest daughter has had intractable pain before she had a hip replacement.  The cancer doctor who was treating her had his clinic raided, and just took a plea bargain instead of risking going to trial.  He will be sentenced in June.  

    Since she had the hip replacement last July, she does not have the intractable pain, so it can now be managed without narcotics.  If she had not had the hip replacement, I have no idea what she would have done.  Well, yes I do.  She would have been at risk for suicide because no family doctor would have given her as much pain meds as the cancer doctor.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:28:03 PM PST

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    •  I'm curious; (1+ / 0-)
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      does your son ever use waivers with patients?  I'm going to suggest that to my new doc soon as I'm REALLY sick and tired of being screwed by the system and, without adequate pain relief, I'm dead anyway.  

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:04:42 PM PST

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