Minorities less likely to get emergency-room painkillers

There are 19 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 2, 2008, titled Minorities less likely to get emergency-room painkillers. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Emergency room doctors are prescribing strong narcotics more often to patients who complain of pain, but minorities are less likely to get them than whites, a new study finds.

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Frank

Ruskin, FL

#1 Jan 2, 2008
this doesnt bother me
another bogus study

United States

#2 Jan 2, 2008
whats the agenda?? no matter what "minorties" are always a victim??? I know the drill! if they were given drugs more then, the same study would then find racsim as the cause for that! so, no matter what a liberal doing a non scietfic study and low and behold they come up with the same results!! this is not news worthy! there is even a line in this op/ed that takes the standard swipe at white people to remind us that they are really the drug users! please cut the bull and if you run these type of things as "news" at least expose the agenda behind the bias and how legit the info is and cut out the leftist commentary or put it on the op/ed page!
Darlene

Elk Grove Village, IL

#4 Jan 2, 2008
What crap! Haven't these idiots ever been to an emergency room? All that is there are the minorities who use the ER as their primary care physician. There are no whites there to get care - they have no room for us who have insurance due to treating the ones there who DO NOT have insurance. These is a useless study other than to continue the old saga that minorities are always the victims. Get real - we are sick of hearing about it.
poor white man

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Jan 2, 2008
Poor whitey. It must be so hard being blamed for all evil when history has proven how noble you and your actions have always been.
another bogus study wrote:
whats the agenda?? no matter what "minorties" are always a victim??? I know the drill! if they were given drugs more then, the same study would then find racsim as the cause for that! so, no matter what a liberal doing a non scietfic study and low and behold they come up with the same results!! this is not news worthy! there is even a line in this op/ed that takes the standard swipe at white people to remind us that they are really the drug users! please cut the bull and if you run these type of things as "news" at least expose the agenda behind the bias and how legit the info is and cut out the leftist commentary or put it on the op/ed page!
blind clown

Hollywood, FL

#6 Jan 2, 2008
poor white man wrote:
Poor whitey. It must be so hard being blamed for all evil when history has proven how noble you and your actions have always been.
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yes , the none "white" world is so advanced and enlightened! go to an a rat infested ER in africa , for your treatment!!! and as far as great non white treatment of minorities..goto sudan, afganistan or indonesia! yes I look to the non white world for my guiding light!
vince

Miami, FL

#7 Jan 2, 2008
white folks we really don't give a damn what you think!
Pat

Woodbridge, VA

#8 Jan 2, 2008
Once again tax dollars form somewhere paid for yet again another study where the people conducting the study already knew what they were looking for otherwise they would not have done the study. I heard no mention of cultural perceptions of admitting pain or of asking for other medications. It would also be interesting to see what the racial breakdown was as far as people who participated in the study. How many of each race and what the exact breakdown was for what periods of time. At face value this is another useless study just as useless as the NASA study on air traffic.
Devolution

Miami, FL

#9 Jan 2, 2008
Pain relief should be available to all.

This is another fascist scam to control the masses.
DRIGGS

Thomasville, NC

#10 Jan 2, 2008
oh i bet if a study was done it would show that black women are more likely to become teen mothers and with multiple babies from multiple fathers without much child support from the mostly unknown fathers,and they would figure out a way to blame white ppl for that unfair statistic.ouch,the truth hurts doesnt it.it just shows blacks would rather point fingers than own up to the fact of general race laziness and inability to care for themselves without government asst
DRIGGS

Thomasville, NC

#11 Jan 2, 2008
statistics

more blacks in prisons
more blacks on welfare
more blacks are single mothers
more blacks commit violent crimes
more blacks have bad credit
more blacks get food stamps
more blacks are unemployed
more blacks dont graduate high school

numbers dont lie ppl,facts dont care what color you are.it is what it is
DRIGGS

Thomasville, NC

#12 Jan 2, 2008
blind clown wrote:
<quoted text>yes , the none "white" world is so advanced and enlightened! go to an a rat infested ER in africa , for your treatment!!! and as far as great non white treatment of minorities..goto sudan, afganistan or indonesia! yes I look to the non white world for my guiding light!
white ppl would have already learned to stop screwing and spreading aids and disease,i mean the ppl in africa cant even use a condom which we the usa pass out and ship by the millions over there,just proves thier ignorance
Steelerzfan

United States

#13 Jan 2, 2008
blind clown wrote:
<quoted text>yes , the none "white" world is so advanced and enlightened! go to an a rat infested ER in africa , for your treatment!!! and as far as great non white treatment of minorities..goto sudan, afganistan or indonesia! yes I look to the non white world for my guiding light!
Two words, SPELL CHECK. Or do you type blind too?
Hmmmmm

Boca Raton, FL

#14 Jan 2, 2008
Steelerzfan wrote:
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Two words, SPELL CHECK. Or do you type blind too?
stop being the spelling police and you will start to get the point of the post.
woody hayes

San Antonio, TX

#15 Jan 2, 2008
Let's put this in the proper perspective:

Who cares?
REALITY CHECKER

Hollywood, FL

#16 Jan 2, 2008
Steelerzfan wrote:
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Two words, SPELL CHECK. Or do you type blind too?
THE POINT WAS MADE , THE SPELLING IS NOT IMPORTANT... IF ALL YOU CAN COME BACK WITH IS USE A SPELL CHECKER...THEN I THINK YOU I CAN SAY TO YOU "CHECK MATE" .. THAT IS A CHESS REFERENCE LOOK IT UP ON WIKIPEDIA!!
Frosty

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jan 2, 2008
Thanks for that info Al Sharpton.
rule 303

Miami, FL

#18 Jan 2, 2008
world ends minorities and women hardest hit...
huh

Hialeah, FL

#19 Jan 2, 2008
cry me a river...
morphi-us

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jan 2, 2008
1)How many 'minorities' do ER physicians see regularly ASKING for pain killers?
The caucasian druggies are doctor shopping, not hitting the ER primarily.

2)Perhaps the ER staff recognize that the minorities have access to the same drugs,or better, in their neighborhoods.

3)No, really, is this actually a problem? Or, is the real problem the high number of prescriptions being given (to anyone) for potentially addictive medications?

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