Popular Painkillers Harder To Obtain. Thanks, Rush.
[su_right_ad]Remember when you were in elementary school and the class bully acted up and, as a result, everyone had to stay in for recess? Those days have come again.
As of today, it will be far more difficult for those who suffer from severe pain to obtain pain killers containing hydrocodone. Those drugs include Vicodin, Lortab and Norco. They account for more prescriptions than any other drug, with more than 130 million prescriptions filled each year.
Beginning today, patients who need hydrochodone-based drugs to control their pain will be required to obtain a new hand-written prescription from their doctor. Doctors will not be permitted to call in or fax prescriptions to the pharmacy. There will be no refills on that prescription. Patients will need a new hand-written prescription every 30 days.
Considering that hydrochodone-based drugs are widely abused and result in more deaths than car crashes, many consider this new rule to be a good thing. But many doctors and pharmacists think it’s going to have a very negative impact on the majority of patients who do not abuse the drugs – those who suffer from cancer, for example. The disabled. Those confined to nursing homes and hospice care.
They, too, will be required to obtain a new hand-written prescription from their doctor every 30 days. That will be a severe burden for the vast majority of them and almost ensures many of them will be without medication a day or two each month – thanks to the actions of the irresponsible class bullies who ruined it for everyone.[su_csky_ad]