Opioid Addiction and Pain Management

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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:18 pm

I’m so confused.

Trump told Chris Christie to eat the meatloaf.
He told Tillerson to eat the lettuce.

Now KellyAnn wants us to eat ice cream & freedom fries?

How about both of them eat shit?


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Re: Opioid Addiction and Pain Management

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Post by Mary Quite Contrary » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:26 pm

That sounds great for them. :daydream:

I couldn’t believe Kelly Ann with a “eat the French fry”

How is she part of the team to help with the opioid crisis? What qualifications could she possible have? She went to college?


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Post by Volkonski » Sat May 12, 2018 1:01 pm


The New York Times

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California has some of the lowest overall opioid-related death rates in the country, but one coastal town is facing an endless cycle of suffering https://nyti.ms/2KRaYoh

11:50 AM - May 12, 2018


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Post by Estiveo » Sat May 12, 2018 1:39 pm

The trouble with Eureka is that there really is nothing there. It's beautiful and all, but once you get past that you start to hear the banjo music.


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Post by TollandRCR » Mon May 14, 2018 9:48 am

Matthew Yglesias has an excellent essay in the May 14 2018 issue of Vox on cruelty as the defining characteristic of Trump’s policies and politics. His specific example is Kelly’s response to questions about separating immigrant children from their parents, but his point is much larger.

“The political theorist Judith Shklar has a famous essay in which she argues that “cruelty is an absolute evil, an offense against God or humanity” that grounds the liberal political tradition in a desire to minimize cruelty.

“Her analysis of what this entails is the antithesis of everything that Donald Trump does and believes in...”


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Post by DejaMoo » Mon May 14, 2018 12:10 pm

TollandRCR wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:48 am
Matthew Yglesias has an excellent essay in the May 14 2018 issue of Vox on cruelty as the defining characteristic of Trump’s policies and politics. His specific example is Kelly’s response to questions about separating immigrant children from their parents, but his point is much larger.
In this administration, the White House has become the bully pulpit preaching to the millions of bullies who actually needed no encouragement, and are thrilled that their meanness and desire to do mean things is sanctioned by the very highest political authority in the nation.



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Post by Slim Cognito » Mon May 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Eighteen months ago Florida voted to legalize medical marijuana. Tally has slow-walked it but finally we may be getting somewhere. Our little suburban town has recently laid out some guidelines for medical marijuana shops and we've been seeing and hearing a lot of ads about "driving baked" is driving under the influence. I'm hoping this means we're making progress.


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Post by TollandRCR » Mon May 14, 2018 3:37 pm

I am not sure how my post about Trump’s cruelty appeared in this thread, but if I had to make a mistake, this was was curiously appropriate.


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Post by Azastan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:08 am

I'm not sure if this belong here, but I couldn't see anything more appropriate.

Oklahoma has overwhelmingly voted to approve the use of medical marijuana:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/ ... 3264a91374



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Post by mmmirele » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:22 pm

Azastan wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:08 am
I'm not sure if this belong here, but I couldn't see anything more appropriate.

Oklahoma has overwhelmingly voted to approve the use of medical marijuana:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/ ... 3264a91374
It's appropriate. My brother used medical marijuana last year for pain relief while he was waiting for neck surgery to repair a crushed vertebra. He didn't want to get hooked on oxycodone or related painkillers. His MMJ card expires at the end of July and he's not seeking to renew it because the surgery was very successful. (He's currently digging up my mother's front yard to replace the lawn with rocks.)



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Post by mmmirele » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:24 pm

This is a major, major package of stories from the Palm Beach Post about how Florida's very lax regulation of Oxycontin led to first, people coming from all over the East to get pills and second, heroin addictions radiating outward from Florida when the state finally cracked down on pill mills.

I haven't read through it all (I am getting sidetracked by the links to documents) but it's very good so far.

https://heroin.palmbeachpost.com/



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Post by Shizzle Popped » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:01 am

I've been prescribed some-kind-of-condone for a few days while I wait to pass a kidney stone. I've had Oxy and a variety of 'codones over the years whenever my back goes completely off the rails. They never do much more than make me a little light-headed but they make my wife forget where she is so I can see where people might get addicted. They do work for the pain but I can't drive and most of the work on the house is on hold for a couple of days.

I woke up around 4 am yesterday with what I thought was back pain. The pain continued to get worse through the morning and expanded out into my groin and then I started to vomit. The pain increased to a solid 8 on the Richter Scale. Went to the ER a little after noon and the doc quickly decided I probably had a kidney stone. The staff at the ER were all friendly and efficient and it wasn't long before they injected me with a couple of different painkillers of which I don't remember the names. THAT stuff I could get hooked on. I was off in la-la land in just a few minutes, and then I think I fell asleep for a bit. If you've never had kidney stones I can't recommend them. Ugh.


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Post by ZekeB » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:12 am

My real bout with stones was in December, 2015. I just moved to Iowa and was unfamiliar with what healthcare options were available. I thought I was going to die. My friend took me to the ER. She was about to tell me that stones are child's play compared to having a baby. The nurse beat her too it. Her comments was, "I've had 3 kids and a kidney stone. I'll take the pain of having all three kids over again if given the choice between that and the pain of the kidney stone."

They gave me three shots of morphine before it was over, but I couldn't tell that it made any difference.


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