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Old 28th November 2021, 01:41 PM   #3801
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Oh certainly,ease and over perception is what got people hooked in the first place. However, were anyone actually prescribed an overdose amount that would have been prosecutable.

While the manufacturers bare a lot of the responsibility by pushing Oxycontin as safe. Then the doctors who should have known no opioid is (even semi-synthetic) entirely safe and didn't allow patients to make an informed choice. After that the street dealers feeding the frenzy and even throwing some fentanyl into the mix. Finally the patient, probably with the least direct knowledge of the pharmacology and dosing but with the most direct impact of action.
It's my understanding that there were a fair number of doctors who made a business of unnecessary prescriptions. Perhaps not overdose amounts, but scandalous over-prescribing nonetheless. There have also been reports of clinics that diverted prescription meds to the street. I can't remember what locations now, but I seem to read that there were ridiculously disproportionate prescriptions made in some specific places, quite obviously not legit. But at least some of what we know, though, is precisely because their illegal activity was caught. Reports of doctors selling prescriptions, and the like. But this is a minority of doctors, and terrible as the whole affair is, it is not about the validity of medicine or the proper practice of it, any more than the presence of rapists among the population makes all men rapists.
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Old 28th November 2021, 02:07 PM   #3802
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It's my understanding that there were a fair number of doctors who made a business of unnecessary prescriptions. Perhaps not overdose amounts, but scandalous over-prescribing nonetheless.
Yep, my understanding as well, both the easy with which prescribing them and the over-prescribing, as I mentioned.

In some cases even helping the illicit resale of the extraneous amounts.


While addiction crisis raged, many surgeons overprescribed opioids, analysis shows
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