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Re: Social Anxiety in OZ (Damn Benzophobes) Squiggles

Posted by Alan on December 5, 2002, at 9:48:21

In reply to Re: Social Anxiety in OZ (Damn Benzophobes) Alan, posted by Squiggles on December 5, 2002, at 8:46:49

> I'm sorry I was unsuccessful posting yesterday,
> possibly I am banned for a week or something;
> Try again; Alan, and others, may i say please
> that unless you are a doctor you should not
> prescribe websites where drugs can be gotten.
> That is careless and maybe even illegal.
> Of course some benzos are necessary (i take
> K for example) and under the right circumstances
> and for the right duration - details which
> only your doctor should counsel.
> May i suggest that people interested should
> at least consult The Merck Physician's Manual
> before taking the advice of a poster.
> take care
> Squiggles

Actually the bboard is not illegal and is quite informative. I was in no way recommending that a medicine be ordered without consultation with the OP doctor's prescription. THEN the GP or other local doc can help manage. If the govnm't guidelines inhibit the freedonm of choice for patients based on benzophobia, opioidphobia, etc then this is what will happen. Also the exhorbitant prices that are charged in the US for such drugs compared to foreign countries that there is no doubt as to the genesis of this type of bboard for US citizens especially.

The Merck Manual is biased and confusing in my opinion. BZDS are in the lowest classification of "possible" risk for abuse and including them on a page with barbituates without quantifying the differences in the two drugs is irresponsible IMO. It gives the consumer the idea that they shouldn't go anywhere near THESE types of drugs if they are being compared to seconal and the like. It is incomplete and misleading in it's LACK of information and is part of the problem contributing to the undue overconcern about prescribing bzds.





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