if the pharmceutical companies are evil and wanting so much money (these are things that i have heard thru hear-say alone)... why does the government care or the pharmaceutical companies care about the ppl with pain, using pain meds? its all a money game anyway. i was just sitting on my couch thinking of why i wouldnt be able to get a refil since my script was stolen. it would seem like they would want us to be on pills and push them on us so they can get more money if we got addicted. are they worried about being sued? i dont ever remember an addict suing??? idk i was just curious. they could get us all hooked and they could be way richer than they are now... while im sitting here broke as hell. i hate this shit. i hate the government. i hate doctors. and i hate the pharmaceutical companies! i hate everybody right now. i am in a bad mood. maybe i am finally starting my withdrawls!
- 15 Aug 2010 by melissab(twilightfan85)
- 21 August 2010
My dear Melissa,
I hope you do not hate me for giving you my opinion , which is brief.
It all comes down to money, you are right, nobody cares as long as they are getting richer.The system has always worked like that and will continue to do so.
I take many medications, and they are overpriced, so the government can get more taxes out of them, and also leave a huge amount of revnue for the pharmeaceutical companies... which by the way, we are in need of their drugs, but as I said they do not care at all as long as they are gettibg paid.
I do not live in the states anymore, though, but I know how it goes, and it is the same where I live now, and worlwide.
I agree with you things should be different not only where you are but worldwide.
Now let us talk about the more relevant tissue.
From what drug are you or think you are getting your withdrawals?
We all have our days, not everyday you will feel the same..but do not hate, it will only make you go through a negative stage and will in the end up hurting you, of course you can be angry and upset but hate ... destroys, and it can destroy you.So do you hate yourself? or do you love yourself?
All the best, contact me.
The major drug companies are evil and their sole purpose is to get us on expensive medications while the government has no regulation on prices that are charged because these drug companies are lobbyists in our government's back pocket that pay politicians to keep things the way they are now with no care or consideration be it pain or cancer.
That is a huge reason why Obama's health care bill did not meet what the expectations were; people in government paid to vote no on it or limit Obama's intentions to make it affordable for all.
Think of how many prescription drug commercials you see on TV in one day. If that isn't legal drug pushing I don't know what is.
Just because it is a heart medication or for something else doesn't mean it isn't as dangerous as a pain medication.
I pay over $568 a month 8 months out of each year due to Medicare Part D, not qualifying for a low income credit, the fact that one of my meds alone is $570 without a manufacturer's card that saves me $70 a month on my most expensive medication.
Even though I only make $1057 in SSDI a month, Medicare Part D/Walgreen's takes over half of it for my meds alone. Anyone that has this same trouble even seniors are having this burden to deal with.
How do you save money when a medication is absolutely necessary and costs so much?
I agree to stay on lower doses of pain meds and not think that you need every pill on the market by having a doctor tell you that you do. Less is better but some of these meds are to not only help in the aid of chronic pain but also lifesaving.
If we ever get the lobbyists out of DC/government, that is when we will see a change.
Me and my husband can definantly agree with you there we all agree here in texas that we are getting ripped off. If you think about it though besides pain meds they push everything my husband calls them legal drug dealers. Right on melissa i feel like ive been raped of my dignity and pride by these doctors cause im at their mercy when it comes to pain relief. If the doctor told you to do some outragous shit to get your medicine you know you probably would do it cause we need them! Your starting to get me down now i think im gonna go and cry. :( :( :(
Yeah, the threat of lawsuit is one of the reasons they have cracked down so hard. It is usually the OD victim's family that sues and they go to the press and vent and that somehow trickles up down and sideways and eventually a political person hears it and uses it to suggest a law that "might stop the tragedy of OD." They usually are running for office when they do this. But there have been several local lawmakers here who actually lost a child to OD, so, I know that personal tragedy also made them suggest these laws. The laws are designed to protect us but sometimes they fail or make it inconvenient for people like you to get proper treatment. I left a comment on another post of yours that may help you or someone in a similar situation. Google the Thomas recipe Opiate withdrawal to find a list of over the counter meds and supplements that will help with the various symptoms of withdrawal. Go to the ER if you have to later and your doctor won't help you.
Make sure you have a copy of that police report with you. Get a patient advocate who will fight for you if necessary. Try to remain as calm as possible and not be afraid,as this will make you more miserable if you do have to withdraw. Being tense and nervous does make the pain sensations worse. I know I just advised you to do the impossible ( in your situation) but if you can get calmer, your nerves and pain receptors won't be reacting as badly. And sweetie, the person who took your pills at your work is the person who caused this particular situation. I know you think that they won't get caught or prosecuted, but, others at your work may have had meds stolen and reported it to higher ups and the police. I know you are scared that you may have repercussions at work. You can make a police report and not file it for a certain amount of time, that way the person you suspect at work will not find out that you did make a report. You can call the police from your house and report it. Ask the police for their advice about how they would handle it. And let them worry about investigating it, they may be able to catch the person very soon.
hi family,I hear people say its the doctors,other say its the pharmaceutical companies,and still others say its them damned insurance companies,some even say its the drug dealers taking advantage of people who buy drugs on the streets and end up with addictions so when they really are in pain they make patients sign contracts saying they are the only allowed to see them for pain management.does it seem like the whole system is broken ?Well I say it is. Where do we go when things are so messed up that it makes our lives unbearable? Please family,direct your anger at a system that has let us down. A system that needs to change. If we all started to unite and make some noise,maybe our lawmakers would take us serious.We need to be heard.first at a local level.Every american holds in their hands a way to say "we are sick and we are in pain. We don't need government agencies dictating to the medical industry what and how much medication we can be on.
we are living in a world where people can not go to a doctors office and be treated like we are criminals.we as registered voters need to unite and have our voices heard. I for 1 am willing to cast my vote for my elected officials that will let our voices be heard.
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