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Bloomberg to Restrict Prescription Painkillers

by Rodan ( 11 Comments › )
Filed under Fascism, Headlines, Liberal Fascism, Progressives at January 11th, 2013 - 8:34 am

New York City’s Fascist Mayor Mike Bloomberg proposes more nanny state controls. He now wants to restrict pain killers in public hospital emergency rooms.

Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Under the new city policy, most public hospital patients will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. Long-acting painkillers, including OxyContin, a familiar remedy for chronic backache and arthritis, as well as Fentanyl patches and methadone, will not be dispensed at all. And lost, stolen or destroyed prescriptions will not be refilled.

City officials said the policy was aimed at reducing the growing dependency on painkillers and preventing excess amounts of drugs from being taken out of medicine chests and sold on the street or abused by teenagers and others who want to get high.

This is just ridiculous. It’s none of the government’s business how many pills a hosp[ital gives a patient. This attempt to control people has been disastrous the last few decades. People just do not learn.

Update: See Coldwarrior’s #4 comment below.

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11 Responses to “Bloomberg to Restrict Prescription Painkillers”
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  1. EBL
    1 | January 11, 2013 9:25 am

    How about letting doctors decide how much pain killers to prescribe? But Bloomy always knows best, doesn’t he? What a moron.


  2. EBL
    2 | January 11, 2013 9:37 am

    Does Bloomy think doctors in hospital ERs are giving out fist fulls of pain killers, washed down with Big Gulps?


  3. Mars
    3 | January 11, 2013 9:48 am

    In a way I almost love Bloomberg. He’s liberalism unplugged. He reveals to the world exactly what every liberal wants to be. His dictatorial behavior is the dream of every lib. Plus he always does what every lib is planning, but he does it first and shows the rest of us what is about to happen.


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | January 11, 2013 9:52 am

    bloomberg is right on this…the blind squirrel.

    what happens is addicts go hospital shopping to the ER and complain of excruciating pain. they know the exact words to use that triggers a prescription of the pain killer that they are after. the docs and nurses know exactly what is happening but must treat the patient even if they know he is faking it.

    now, if the docs refuse to treat, the addict can sue for non-treatment (unless he is already on the list of people who are med seeking). the docs can lose their license over this. so what bloomy has done is given the docs and the hospitals some cover to stop this abuse. it is a very big problem. ask anyone who works in a city hospital.


  5. buzzsawmonkey
    5 | January 11, 2013 10:00 am

    Why not just issue cards that give you one free hospital visit after you’ve paid for the first ten? Starbuck’s does it with lattes.

    It makes just as much sense as anything else the government’s doing.


  6. 6 | January 11, 2013 10:07 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    bloomberg is right on this…the blind squirrel.

    what happens is addicts go hospital shopping to the ER and complain of excruciating pain. they know the exact words to use that triggers a prescription of the pain killer that they are after. the docs and nurses know exactly what is happening but must treat the patient even if they know he is faking it.

    now, if the docs refuse to treat, the addict can sue for non-treatment (unless he is already on the list of people who are med seeking). the docs can lose their license over this. so what bloomy has done is given the docs and the hospitals some cover to stop this abuse. it is a very big problem. ask anyone who works in a city hospital.

    Why not track this by the patient’s SS number?


  7. coldwarrior
    7 | January 11, 2013 11:58 am

    @ MacDuff:

    there is no real hospital to hospital data base.

    different ‘brands’ dont talk to each other. there is no central database or clearinghouse for patient data. this is one place where improvements would save lives, time, money, frustration etc.


  8. 8 | January 11, 2013 2:29 pm

    @ cold warrior:

    That’s unfortunate, a central database would “cure a number of ills”, pardon the pun.


  9. coldwarrior
    9 | January 11, 2013 2:44 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    @ cold warrior:
    That’s unfortunate, a central database would “cure a number of ills”, pardon the pun.

    the problem is, i get an unconscious patient, i dont know what meds they are on or what conditions they have. a day or two without heart meds and all the cardiac problems start, then the blood pressure; is this new onset? are they normally arrhythmic? is it something more serious?

    it is very frustrating. and dangerous


  10. 10 | January 11, 2013 3:47 pm

    Flu activity map

    CDC: Flu vacc 62% effective; 47 states report widespread illness

    They think it might be starting to taper off.

    I got a strain of Flu B which wasn’t in the shots. Now I’m on Tamiflu. Exhausted from coughing and haven’t done much this week.


  11. Calo
    11 | January 11, 2013 4:35 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    And then you have to rely on family to give you the correct information with an unconscious patient.
    “He takes a little white pill, yellow pill and a green one everyday”.

    It’s just easier to pound your head on desk than to figure out what that white little pill is.


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