Posted by confuzyq on August 18, 2007, at 12:11:11
In reply to Re: Getting Doctors to prescribe opiates, posted by jhj on August 18, 2007, at 4:06:55
> If i were to ask my Pdoctor to give me Opiates and somebody informs the Police about our conversation,both of us would be find ourselves behind the bar.
Not in the U.S. It wouldn't be illegal, unless your doc was charged with and found guilty of acting as a mere drug dealer, prescribing when there was little rationale for it, or in quantity. But you, you would have a legal prescription from someone who was a licensed doc at the time.
But sure if you literally just walked in and asked a pdoc for an opiate, you may be seen as drug-seeking; and if he just gave it to you without knowing you or using much criteria for the decision, he could end up being seen as a doc who doesn't use his privilege lawfully enough.
So of course legalities can be related, such as the doc worrying what the DEA may think of a practice. While we hear occasional horror stories of docs being unfairly accused of basically acting as drug dealers, it's not that prescribing (in this case) an opiate in itself was illegal. Obviously a lot of careful judgment and moderation has to be used in the prescribing.