So this is where the 7 day pain pill business is coming from

(Via the Drudge Report)

It seems our own government is going back to a failed idea from yesteryear–we’re going to restrict pain meds that work for people who actually need them because other people abuse them. This, ladies and gentlemen is a crock of horse shit. It smack of what we gunnies rail about after every mass shooting when they want to restrict the gun rights of law abiding citizens because a criminal committed crimes with a gun.

Oh, but Mr. Freeholder, they’re going to come up with new and non addictive pain meds. It says so right there in the article! Yeah, and that’s what  Oxycontin was supposed to be, Sparky. Here’s the down low on pain meds that help people who have the serious, intractable type of pain: They’re all addictive. Based on the little pharmacological knowledge I picked up many years ago, I seriously doubt you can come up with an effective pain med for that level of pain that won’t be addictive.

There are other, non-pharmacological methods than can give folks relief, but they don’t work for everyone. The drugs work for almost everyone, but if you keep someone on them long enough, they become addicted to them.

You know what? I don’t have a problem with that. If the choice is a lifetime of debilitating pain or relief but being hooked on the drug that gives me the relief, hand over the pills. I’ve seen people who have committed suicide because they couldn’t stand the pain any longer and they couldn’t get relief any way other than a bullet through their head. Three times I’ve seen this, and it was unnecessary, because the drugs were there to help them. But OMG, we might make them an addict!

I’m pretty damn sure one of my best friends’ wife would like to have her brother and her sister back. I’m also pretty damn sure one of my old girlfriends’ would like to have her brother back. Three lives lost because they were denied effective relief from constant pain.

Prepare to return to the good old days of endless suffering because the effective pain meds are going to be off limits. Prepare to see people self-medicating. Prepare to see people resorting to the black market, otherwise known as street drugs. Prepare for the suicides. Prepare to see all the unintended but totally predictable consequences we saw the last time we went down this lunatic lane.

Donald Trump, I voted for you, but there are times you’re as stupid a fucking idiot as has ever sat in the White House. This is one of them. You need to un-ass yourself. Otherwise, the blood will be on your hands.

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