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Task force hears new guidelines for prescriptions

July 19, 2014

The Lycoming County Heroin Task Force heard from several of its subcommittees Friday, including the medical subcommittee, which had news regarding prescription drugs. Dr....

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eriklatranyi

Jul-20-14 5:56 AM

So, the hero-in task force cannot do much about hero-in, so they turn to making it more difficult/complex to get prescription pain medicine.

Typical of bureaucrats who have to show they are doing "something".

This is why we get useless laws from politicians.

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Capricorn1

Jul-20-14 1:06 AM

Jeez.. lets try that again:

"When the makers of Oxy Contin reformulated the drug to minimize abuse in 2010, the sudden unattractiveness of one of the most widely abused painkillers prompted a dramatic surge in her oin abuse. Onlookers expected Oxy Contin to lose its huge following, but few expected such a widespread shift to her oin. Yet studies show that’s exactly what happened."

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Capricorn1

Jul-20-14 1:01 AM

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See: Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High

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Scott36

Jul-19-14 12:37 PM

. While I agree that there are douche-bags in our society that will abuse such medication,doctors already know the signs.-metalhead

A very true statement with regards to putting a "stigma" to these people. I Know all too well about severe chronic pain. This is why there are "pain specialists". You are IMO, dead on target stating that some will abuse these drugs, but let's not put a Stigma to those who go by their Doctors orders, & use them correctly. Good Doctors want what is best for their patients, & this is where the decisions should be made-IMHO.-Have a Terrific Day!!-Scott

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metalhead

Jul-19-14 10:17 AM

Rigal you can take your guidelines and stick them were the sun don't shine. You and your Holier-than-thou stance on Opioid Pain meds is doing nothing but helping to make it a Stigma for people who Truely need relief from 24/7 pain like me. While I agree that there are douche-bags in our society that will abuse such medication,doctors already know the signs.

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CaveFelem

Jul-19-14 7:31 AM

Agreed, Nobody. It's sad that people who are truly in pain will suffer because of addicts.

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USABorn

Jul-19-14 6:59 AM

If not for pain med, I would be in EXCRUCIATING pain 24/7.

I have been to Dr. Rigal, and like a few thousand others, can't stand him! Dr. Yaw and her pain management clinic is much better.

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Nobody

Jul-19-14 1:09 AM

Doctors: Just be as sure as you can be that you don't deprive people who truly suffer from chronic pain the opportunity to get some relief!

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