A doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she’s been charged with murdering patients

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  1. Abner

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    Wow! I mean, just wow!
     
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    I'm not shocked at all. We are a country of drug addicts.

    https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

    Here's a fun one - add together the number of deaths from heroin AND cocaine last year. That number is still less than those that died as a result of a DOCTOR-prescribed pain medication.

    I don't mean to blame the victims here, but the prescriptions aren't getting filled by themselves. People should know better.
     
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    Where I live we've got stories about Pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions like that.
     
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    At one time I had a doc giving me 100 Norcos (two vicodines in one pill) a month for a MA injury. I finally stopped taking the damn things. After a while, they stopped working.
     
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    After a hernia operation the surgeon gave me a prescription for hydrocodone which was mostly acetaminophen along with some opiate derivative. I didn't have much pain and the hydrocodone had no noticeable effect but I finished it believing it helped control inflammation. The surgeon then told me it did nothing for inflammation.

    Useless at that dosage. I didn't even feel mellow.
     

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