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Old 05-27-2019, 04:27 AM
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wow, I wonder if Florida will sue also
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/26/72717...-in-opioid-cas

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter had accused Teva Pharmaceuticals of creating a public nuisance

maybe its more than that? what do you think?
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This whole opioid crisis has me wondering how did doctors/patients deal with pain say 20, 30 or 40 years ago? Are people having more pain? Or is is just shady doctors and stupid consumers that are the problem? I know I've been prescribed opioids for various severe pain in the past. Rarely ever finished the bottle and never got hooked.
I feel sorry for the people who are really in pain but now can't get their meds due to the powers to be cracking down and limiting their availability.
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Teva has 18 billion in revenue in 2018 alone
Old 05-27-2019, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
This whole opioid crisis has me wondering how did doctors/patients deal with pain say 20, 30 or 40 years ago? Are people having more pain? Or is is just shady doctors and stupid consumers that are the problem? I know I've been prescribed opioids for various severe pain in the past. Rarely ever finished the bottle and never got hooked.
I feel sorry for the people who are really in pain but now can't get their meds due to the powers to be cracking down and limiting their availability.
This ^ x10.The VA is making many vets suffer in pain because of people that can't control themselves. We pay the price because of the ones that can't use opioids responsibly!
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Easy. It’s called a Press Gainey satisfaction score.
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Originally Posted by BigbaitBigfish View Post
Easy. It’s called a Press Gainey satisfaction score.
This is correct to some degree but it is a bit more complicated. Back a while, pain became the 5th vital sign and had to be addressed as an industry standard for patient care. At the same time, pharmaceutical companies were campaigning hard telling everyone that narcotics were not addictive and essentially harmless (I might be exaggerating that last point).

The other problem is that we have become a society that doesn't tolerate discomfort let alone pain. We're paying the price now in more ways than one.

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