Pain med prescribing guidelines mostly agree

Nov 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Doctors are well aware that prescribing powerful painkillers known as opioids carries risks for addiction, misuse and accidental overdose - but at least professional guidelines agree on the precautions they can take, say researchers.

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then why don't they do it, so many people die because they are prescribed methadone and were never told how deadly it is and how little it can take to kill someone that has no opioid knowledge or past dependance.
This stuff is the furthest you can get from an aspirin or even codeine. There needs to be so many danger and warning labels on this stuff that the only way you could get to it is to read everything.
Most people that die from it have no idea what it is or how it works. Sadly it;s mistaken for a party drug...yea a funeral party. As much information as there is out there now with the internet a person would be very foolish, or have a death wish, to tamper with it until they know about it. It's very hard to feel bad when someone dies from taking methadone, because most of the time the ones that die...have no business taking it, they have no prescription and usually are trying to simply get high.
Doctors need to warn, then when people give them out or abuse them and die, the blame can go where it deserves to go...to the morons that take them...not the drug company, not the doctor, not the drug!
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Fleet420 wrote:
then why don't they do it, so many people die because they are prescribed methadone and were never told how deadly it is and how little it can take to kill someone that has no opioid knowledge or past dependance.
This stuff is the furthest you can get from an aspirin or even codeine. There needs to be so many danger and warning labels on this stuff that the only way you could get to it is to read everything.
Most people that die from it have no idea what it is or how it works. Sadly it;s mistaken for a party drug...yea a funeral party. As much information as there is out there now with the internet a person would be very foolish, or have a death wish, to tamper with it until they know about it. It's very hard to feel bad when someone dies from taking methadone, because most of the time the ones that die...have no business taking it, they have no prescription and usually are trying to simply get high.
Doctors need to warn, then when people give them out or abuse them and die, the blame can go where it deserves to go...to the morons that take them...not the drug company, not the doctor, not the drug!
Get off the soap box Oprah.
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Lets talk about this for a moment. I think the op fails to point out that a lot of the overdoses are people that were not prescribed the medications in the first place.

I highly (pun) doubt they would get or even bother to read the warnings.
They don't care what the dosages are because they take what it takes to get high, not out of pain.
They mix meds or use different meds back to back.

Meds are like cars. When used properly they are a great tool. When not used properly people get hurt or die. In both cases, it is the operator that decides which is going to happen.
So to blame a medication, an inanimate object, is wrong. They help some people greatly. So do cars but people die in car accidents all the time and yet no one screams for cars to be outlawed.
And guess what? Some people drive without licenses and they have accidents too. Sometimes killing themselves and others.
Do you blame the car when this happens?

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Lets talk about this for a moment. I think the op fails to point out that a lot of the overdoses are people that were not prescribed the medications in the first place.
I highly (pun) doubt they would get or even bother to read the warnings.
They don't care what the dosages are because they take what it takes to get high, not out of pain.
They mix meds or use different meds back to back.
Meds are like cars. When used properly they are a great tool. When not used properly people get hurt or die. In both cases, it is the operator that decides which is going to happen.
So to blame a medication, an inanimate object, is wrong. They help some people greatly. So do cars but people die in car accidents all the time and yet no one screams for cars to be outlawed.
And guess what? Some people drive without licenses and they have accidents too. Sometimes killing themselves and others.
Do you blame the car when this happens?
NICE .... PLAY BALL

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wrdi wrote:
Lets talk about this for a moment. I think the op fails to point out that a lot of the overdoses are people that were not prescribed the medications in the first place.
I highly (pun) doubt they would get or even bother to read the warnings.
They don't care what the dosages are because they take what it takes to get high, not out of pain.
They mix meds or use different meds back to back.
Meds are like cars. When used properly they are a great tool. When not used properly people get hurt or die. In both cases, it is the operator that decides which is going to happen.
So to blame a medication, an inanimate object, is wrong. They help some people greatly. So do cars but people die in car accidents all the time and yet no one screams for cars to be outlawed.
And guess what? Some people drive without licenses and they have accidents too. Sometimes killing themselves and others.
Do you blame the car when this happens?
finally someone with a working brain!

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