Due to Opiate Epidemic Doctors and hospitals, have done a complete reversal when it comes to prescribing Pain Pills. While I am an advocate of not using narcotics. However there are occasions when it is warranted. But trying getting a prescription now, it’s very difficult even when it is warranted.
When we go to Doctors, we trust them implicitly. If they write you a prescription for your ailment you take it with no questions asked. Why?, because the Doctor told me to take this, it will make you better. Not any more! Medical practices have changed radically. I’ll stop venting.
Please however read the following examples and tell me I’m wrong!
I don’t know where to begin, but let’s start here.
A women enters the hospital scheduled for surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Surgery is successful and she is discharged.
A man goes to the Dentist to have major dental work, root canals, and implants. In addition, a tooth was extracted. He goes home, it’s going well.
Another woman enters a hospital scheduled for surgery to remove her thyroid because Doctors fear that the odds of it becoming cancerous are high. They explain, you can wait and we can monitor it, but the Thyroid is hard to monitor completely as there are areas surrounding the Thyroid in its’ entirety, therefore the safe or cautious avenue to pursue is to remove the entire Thyroid. So, she capitulates and has surgery. It’s successful, she is released and goes home.
All three patients have one thing in common they are in pain. Until recently the protocol was to give the patient a prescription for an Opiate, whether it be Hydrocodone, Percocet, Oxycodone or something in that family. However, today they send you home with a prescription for Motrin.
This is wrong. All three have been cut open, with a knife, all three are obviously going to be in significant pain for at least several days. All three should have three days worth of Pain killers of prescription strength.
The problem is, up until recently Doctors would write you a prescription, not for three days, which should be adequate and would be within best practices, however they would write it for a month.
And if you called when you ran out, they would refill it for another month. Before you know it your hooked. Who created the problem?
The People responsible in large part for created this epidemic are of course the Pharmaceutical companies, however Physicians were complicit as well. In conjunction with the Big Pharma, they profited as well. However, now that people are dying left and right, as a result of something they created they are not practicing medicine properly. They are watching out for what puts food on their table first.
They are concerned about losing there license and they put there livelihood in front of a patients well being. Why should in the United States of America anyone suffer for no reason, when we have medication to alleviate their pain? Because, physicians in part created a problem so severe the DEA is on their ass, and all they can think about is there license.
Sometimes it makes you wonder… Something about a Cracker Jack Box!