People are in pain. If Oxycontin works, then so be it; let your patients have it. I have practiced chronic pain medicine for almost 15 years.
Point taken though Dr. Jenn, and one would posit the question… just how many practicing American ‘M.D.’s’ are governed by their little pda’s given out and programmed by the drug companies. Heuristics and rules of thumb like yours exist and indeed thrive in Amerika. One cannot but smile at novice professionals who attempt to throw statistics around. You might look up the Black Swan Theory Dr. Jenn and while you are at it, if you are going to use stats to argue your case…lets try not to dupe those who haven’t done their graduate and post graduate work.
Using anecdotal accounts of “hillbilly heroine” to make the social construction and demonization of this drug (and others) clearly indicate there is a problem.
They agreed I didn't need a pain med prescription. my hospital paperwork: I'd been written a prescription for 30 OxyContin 30mg pain pills.
“But what are you going to do with a 40-year-old truck driver who has chronic back pain and takes OxyContin without problems so he can work?” Courtwright wonders. “The problem is that, for some, opioids are just fine, and for others, they will ruin their lives and possibly kill them. Essentially we are playing Russian Roulette with prescriptions. Doctors have learned the hard way, through the big rise in overdoses from opioids and heroin, that they have been overprescribing opioids. They have to unlearn that way of doing things.”
By Daniel J.
"Oxycodone and hydrocodone are very similar drugs and Zohydro "I am concerned that there's a very modest change in the pain scores.
Farr, Zogenix's president, testified at the hearing that the company believes it can control abuse of the drug by limiting its availability and focusing on the patients who need it. The FDA is not allowing any prescription refills with Zohydro, and notes that there will be stringent recordkeeping, reporting, and physical security requirements for the drug. But James Breitmeyer, the chief medical officer at Zogenix, acknowledged, "There's an unfortunate linkage between opioid abuse and suicide.
Pain killers, or analgesics, are essential medications for pain sufferers. Many types are available. The analgesics that begin with "oxy" are.
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OXYCONTIN (ox-e-KON-tin) (oxycodone hydrochloride) Extended-release Tablets OXYCONTIN is:
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l your healthcare provider if you are: When taking OXYCONTIN:
The possible side effects of OXYCONTIN are:
While taking OXYCONTIN DO NOT:
Do not take OXYCONTIN if you have:
Before taking OXYCONTIN, l your healthcare provider if you have a history of:
Important information about OXYCONTIN:
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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/28/2015 This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved diclofenac sodium injection ( Dyloject, Hospira Inc), a proprietary nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, and for the management of mod".
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