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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:57 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Republicans Aren't Going To Solve The Opioid Crisis



LA-GOV: Republican candidate handed out opioids like candy


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Republicans Aren't Going To Solve The Opioid Crisis (Original post)
EarlG Sep 2019 OP
sandensea Sep 2019 #1
Cyrano Sep 2019 #2
Initech Sep 2019 #3
LittleGirl Sep 2019 #7
dalton99a Sep 2019 #4
MadLinguist Sep 2019 #5
Callmecrazy Sep 2019 #6
Dorn Sep 2019 #8
Callmecrazy Sep 2019 #9
Ingersollman Sep 2019 #10
Dorn Sep 2019 #16
TwilightZone Sep 2019 #17
PatSeg Sep 2019 #11
MrScorpio Sep 2019 #19
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2019 #12
Indykatie Sep 2019 #13
yuiyoshida Sep 2019 #14
bkdroid13 Sep 2019 #18
Ilsa Sep 2019 #15

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:08 AM

1. A white-glove drug pusher - just like Poppy Bush

The GOP learned two big lessons from Iran-Cocaine-Contra: narcotics makes a lot of money - that you can use for both personal and political needs; and you can get away with it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:12 AM

2. It seems that the Republican Party is on a mission to thin the herd

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Anyone has an ounce of drugs on them - go directly to jail.

White billionaire gets the entire world addicted to dangerous and deadly narcotics - he's a job creator!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:44 PM

7. Ain't that the truth nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:45 AM

4. Kick

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:46 AM

5. This needs attention far and wide, but especially on billboards across Louisiana

Cheezus, what a stack of shit this fuqqer is

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 12:03 PM

6. In all fairness...

He didn't prescribe those drugs, he filled the scripts.
He was doing his job. It's the doctors you have to look at. It's upsetting how the opioid crises has destroyed lives and families, but concentrate your anger in the right direction.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:10 PM

8. Sorry, I disagree -- all health care providers are responsible to ensure patients' safety

Millions of prescriptions for a killer drug in a small city is "not doing his job", it is corruption.

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Response to Dorn (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:18 PM

9. You're 100% wrong...

It is the doctors responsibility to do no harm. The pharmacist only checks for drug interactions between the medications you are taking.
Direct your anger where it belongs.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:33 PM

10. There's

more than enough anger and responsibility to go around. He,(the pharmacy owner), may not, as you say, have the "responsibility to do no harm", but he had to know there was something bad going on. That sure didn't stop him from lining his greedy pockets off of the deaths of people.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:01 PM

16. Ok, lots of blame to go around -- yet there is no defense for Pharmacists (read the Code of Ethics)

From the APhA (https://www.pharmacist.com/code-ethics)

A pharmacist respects the covenantal relationship between the patient and pharmacist.

Considering the patient-pharmacist relationship as a covenant means that a pharmacist has moral obligations in response to the gift of trust received from society. In return for this gift, a pharmacist promises to help individuals achieve optimum benefit from their medications, to be committed to their welfare, and to maintain their trust.


I am disgusted by the drug companies, the physicians, the pharmacists and those who defend any of those killers.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:47 PM

17. That's false.

Pharmacists also check (whenever possible) for excess usage, misuse, etc., and can decline to fill prescriptions in those instances. They usually discuss the situation with the doctors, but they do, in fact, have the authority to refuse to fill them.

My partner is a pharmacist. Situations like that happen quite frequently. Patient tries to fill multiple prescriptions, patient brings in scripts from multiple doctors, patient tries to refill before eligible dates, etc. Checking for those things is a significant role in their jobs.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:04 PM

11. Abraham is a physician

Abraham has been openly enthusiastic about his support for opioid treatments, once suggesting that the drugs are far less dangerous and much more effective than medical marijuana. Five years ago, during an October 2014 debate for Congress, Abraham claimed he did not support the legalization of marijuana on any level.

Again, as a physician, let me tell you. What I see in my practice, from any level of marijuana use, is bad, Abraham stated. Im against recreational, Im against medical. In the medical profession, for these chronic pain, poor cancer patients that need help, we have other alternatives that work better, Dilaudid, OxyContin, you name it, Oxycodone, we have several options that do a much better job for chronic pain.

Ive had hundreds of patients unfortunately with cancer that Ive treated, they do well with these drugs, he continued.


https://www.bayoubrief.com/2019/08/28/pharmland-ralph-abraham-opiods/?fbclid=IwAR0apEf-xMlWpxtapuRqeyonlBZLCBBz-RW3LSQ35nN4YSWt68rL688twX8

His pharmacies not only fill the prescriptions, but as a doctor he prescribes them.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 07:04 AM

19. You're correct...

He would be more analogous to an El Chapo or a Pablo Escobar than some neighborhood dealer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:22 PM

12. Even Dr. Goobers gotta be goobers.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:37 PM

13. What TF Good Are DEA Databases if it Takes 5+ Years To Recognize an Abusive Pattern?

With abuse this egregious there will be other possible criminal behavior that involves patients, doctors, manufacturers or pharmacy employees.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 06:06 PM

14. I HAVE A SONG for Ralph Abraham.....

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:46 AM

18. I HAVE A SONG for Ralph Abraham...

 

awesome video.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:31 PM

15. Running for governor to control

his downfall, maybe? Could he affect a case against himself?

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