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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dr. J. Beauregard Sessions's Prescription: "So Suffer."

Sessions said that too many opioids are prescribed in the United States.

"People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out... you can get through these things," he said.
Says the politician who has evidently never experienced pain from cancer, multiple fractures, or recovering from major surgery. Or even, for that matter, a root canal.

I hope his doctors place a note in his chart to never give him anything stronger than aspirin or acetaminophen.


Nangleator said...

I'm sure some drug manufacturer is currently "not having the appearance of corruption" to his bank account, and he'll soon issue a clarification of the U.S. government's position on buying lots of expensive drugs.

CenterPuke88 said...

Read his comment, Bayer is already funding him, he mentions aspirin.

w3ski said...

As someone who daily suffers from arthritis in my upper and lower spine, I have a real problem with people telling me how to deal with my pain. Especially non medical people. It makes me very angry when people try to get between my Doctor and me.
I take a mild dose of Codeine and being 64 I don't give a damn if I do get addicted since the pain isn't going away and it's not that long till I go away too.
They want me to work and never retire, they want me to live without getting medical help and Now, they want me to hurt without relief?
What ever happened to "small government"? Get off my back!
This is a sore spot with me, no pun intended.

dinthebeast said...

The new funding bill made some changes to Medicare part D, and apparently the drug companies aren't too happy about it, but I don't know exactly what they did quite yet.
Opioids are risky medicine, but so is pretty much every other medicine, and as much as I shy away from them due to the travails I have seen my friends go through dealing with them, I do have a few Vicodin stashed away in case my teeth hurt me, because one of those can let me sleep, and in my experience, sleeping is when my body heals itself.
I also noted that Sessions accused marijuana of adding to the opioid situation without either accusing Purdue Pharma of adding to it, or acknowledging that marijuana is used by a lot of people as an alternative to opioids for pain treatment.

-Doug in Oakland