Should the FDA increase regulation of pain killers?
The Dr's RX is the control factor.
That lack of regulation is part of what led to the opioid epidemic which is impacting thousands of families. It’s time for us to focus on that more. We can change the future.
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No - that just penalizes the people that truly need to have their pain alleviated.
I see why someone would say yes, but my wife lives in chronic pain from multiple sclerosis, and she is always afraid regulations will stop them from being able to prescribe her medications. (She only takes them when absolutely necessary, not as many as she could get)
I'd really like to see marijuana legalized in this state, because they say it is very effective with her type of pain, and is not chemically adictive. But this is an extremely conservative state, so that won't happen any time in the foreseeable future.
she Can't get a medical marijuana license?
Not in alabama.
Yes. The amount of pain killers taken in this country is absurd.
You need a prior authorization already.
But a lot of times doctors will just prescribe pain killers without actually finding out the cause and how to treat it. And people can become addicted off of it.
Then regulate the doctors. Some people really *need* pain care ... ask any cancer patient.
I need painkillers due to chronic pain from my neck, shoulders and back. My doctor won’t prescribe them because my work injury is over two years old. She give me muscle relaxers and Gabapentin for nerve pain. Sometimes I don’t sleep due to chronic pain.
My Mom’s boyfriend had a triple bypass and he needed a prior authorization and gets a month supply before seeing the doctor for a new prescription. We are punishing people in pain instead of the doctors and drug manufacturers that pushed opiates on Americans.
... and gabapentin is next to useless.
I’d find a different doctor ... or better yet, an osteopath. I have only used osteopaths as my primary doctor for the past 50+ years ... ODs are better trained in certain areas than MDs.
I’ll have to see if I can find an osteopath.
Can an osteopath help with chronic tendinitis, compression in the neck and osteoarthritis?
I had two years of physical therapy. Dry needling helps but it’s painful. I have exercises but they don’t take the pain away.
Right ... also see if you can find some FDA approved CBD cream. ... it’s amazing stuff and really helps with the pain. The FDA approved versions for sports is what my Doc gave me. Nearly completely pain free for literally hours!
A CBD store opened up in the area. I will check it out. Thanks! 😺