You're on fire girl!<quoted text>You know there is no arguing that it is a highly controversial topic and everyone has their own ideas about who is at fault and who could've stopped it. It's also very obvious that many hands are in the jar and it is difficult to really find just one person to unload all of the blame onto but my point is that people who do wrong, whether it be illegally prescribing, selling or taking these drugs, these people need to take responsibility for their own part in this issue. I hate to see people who knowingly do wrong time and time again, try to point at someone else who they think should take the blame. Passing the buck around is a great american pass time with new and improved ways of doing it. Just take your lumps people. I know a few people in my life who have had problems with prescription drugs, they know that this is their problem, no one else's, not the docs who wrote their scripts, not the pharmacists who filled them and certainly not the manufacturers who made them. They know that they and they alone caused their current problems and it is only they who can fix it. Now whether or not Pharma should have advertised with warnings, well that may very well be true, just like tobacco companies are now forced to advertise the risks one assumes when smoking, maybe they should be held to a similar standard but the bottom line remains the same, self responsibility and restraint remains number one on my list. Then maybe let's impose some restrictions on the manufacturers but not blame, at least not the lions share of it.
The truth is, nobody wants to discourage sale of their product, so they did as little as possible to "warn people" with these certain labels and so on. And rightly so!!!
Anybody who gets these from a doctor should be told by their doctor, anybody who agrees to take a strong opiate KNOWS that it has a risk of dependency. Thee are all things that are plain common sense. In the end, just like tobacco, people found that they could post facto claim that they werent WARNED ENOUGH!! And they got a lot of money for it, its all a game.
I seriously doubt that in a society of responsible, intelligent people this lawsuit would have ever gone through, but your thoughts on America are absolutely true, if someone can find a way to blame the other guy, then it gets done.
"Oh, I took this strong assed opiate that took me month to titrate, I used it for years and when I tried to stop cold turkey, I had withdrawals...well, nobody told me it was habit forming, its not in huge letters on my script, so lets get together and sue Purdue, now that we no longer need the medicine of course"
Thats basically the train of logic in this whole thing. They found a way to pass the buck and blame somebody else for not talking enough with their doctor, for not having the common sense to realize if they were on a 24 hour opioid regimen they would have dependancy issues..give us a break, a 12 year old would know that...but since they can claim they werent warned, well, they did.
NOBODY can just take responsibility any longer.
I remember when I was in WDs, I was blaming my lady for helping me get meds, I was angry with the doctor, I was pissed off at everybody. I was in hell, and the mind simply wants to blame somebody instead of taking full responsibility. After I was out of WDs I could see how twisted my logic was, but when I was in misery, it was EVERYBODYS FAULT.