That is what I "thought" the show was going to be but if you read my longer above post, it is more about
ion medications of all kinds and the pluses and minuses....
So...even though it had the one story about
the woman who is "addicted" to codeine, it was due to it being over the counter in England.
As I wrote on my first post, I actually do like to watch any show I can about
ions in general and pain medicine in specific. I think it's very important we know what is being said "out there"..
I have before mentioned that I am friends with my PM Dr. outside our appts. and he talks about
how hard it is for PM's, other Drs. state and federal agencies to want to stamp out the bad...The actual addicts and people who take advantage. As for my Dr. the more that is done to regulate, the more time he can spend with legitimate patients.
I,for one, have no issue with the urine test, pill count, and in our state the Prescript
ion Monitoring Program as it doesn't effect me in a negative way.
I wish we all lived in a world with everyone being honest....but the unfortunate side of things are that prescript
ion drug overdoses are on the rise.
One of the other shows I watched that was on CNBC was a series called Drugs Inc.....and one of the hour shows was focusing on prescript
ion abuse. They showed how the DEA has to sit outside of these bogus Drs. offices (this one in Florida) and you can see all the cars pulling up filled to every seat...no one actually injured or in pain....and they go in to the fake "pain clinic" and the Dr. takes two minutes to just shuffle them in...ask what they want to buy, and walk out with bottles and bottles...
They also showed how easy it is to go across the border to Mexico and walk in to places undercover and ask for Oxycontin...and they say, "ohh...we don't have that here"....but then after they look you over to see if you are not a cop...than they make a call and say.."sure...we can get you a prescript
ion written by our Dr., just pay him, and then you can pay for any medicines you want"....It was about
$30 per pill!
Again...all of us that are actual chronic pain patients that follow every rule, do everything the right way, just as the numbers of great Drs. out there that just want to help their patients.....we all have to fight against stopping the abuse and making it so easy to get these meds...That's why I said if it makes it a bit more of a nuisance for me...no biggie....
It is a catch 22 that is for sure.
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006