FDA urged to restrict hydrocodone

Jan 25, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CNN

The president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing says painkillers that contain hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, are more addictive than most doctors think.

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Charlie

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Jan 27, 2013
 
Get the dea out of the doctor patient relationship! Because of these self righteous asshats people in legitimate pain cannot get the treatment or medicines they need.
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Jan 27, 2013
 
I wish the ER hydrocodone zohydro would get released, seems like they've been working on it forever.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
sombra wrote:
I wish the ER hydrocodone zohydro would get released, seems like they've been working on it forever.
It was rejected by the FDA.

It's ready to go, but they can't release it because of the FDA's decision.

They will probably reapply down the road, but for now, Zohydro is dead in the water.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
They don't care. Unless they make more money. More visits, more prescription refills = more money. Yes indeed.
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Jan 27, 2013
 
FDA will be telling us how much sex we're aloud to have one day!:(

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FDA will be telling us how much sex we're aloud to have one day!:(
They already do.

Last time I checked...Viagra was a prescription.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
Welcome to the NWO!

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Jan 27, 2013
 
It's probably just posturing, unless they can figure out a way to make MORE money out of restricting it, rather than prescribing it.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
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It's probably just posturing, unless they can figure out a way to make MORE money out of restricting it, rather than prescribing it.
The advisory panel voting 2-to-1 in favor of making it a Schedule 2 is a very, very bad sign.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
That's not good. Find a doctor who'll give you 90 or less. That helps them to fly under the radar.

I didn't just say that, did I?

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That's not good. Find a doctor who'll give you 90 or less. That helps them to fly under the radar.
I didn't just say that, did I?
And how exactly is that suppose to work for someone who is already on a 6-8 per day regimen?

I just wish that more of the pimple-headed pen-pushers on the advisory panel were in serious pain.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
It works on an every other week basis, mostly by phone consults.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
AristotleRex wrote:
It works on an every other week basis, mostly by phone consults.
I meant how is someone supposed to go from 6-8 per day down to 3 per day if this idiotic change occurs.

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Jan 27, 2013
 
Read between the lines. They will still prescribe, but in lesser amounts which will add up to the whole. You just refill when you run out. That simple. it keeps both them and you safe. Other than that, you'll have to PM me for more details.
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Oct 11, 2013
 
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) from ZTOPIX .COM about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.

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