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Re: ***More on the topic from another perspective... SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on June 11, 2022, at 20:12:33

In reply to ***More on the topic from another perspective..., posted by SLS on June 6, 2022, at 5:53:13

> Fentanyl is one of the most important drugs we have in the pharmacopia. Screw those who abuse it - and even die from abusing it. Ask the spouse of a cancer patient who is near death what they think of Fentanyl. What about people who need more than hydrocodone or dilaudid during the first few days after spinal fusion or knee-replacement surgery. Are we to ban every drug or scare the hell out of people regarding every useful drug that otherwise healthy people abuse? Cough medicine?
>
> This really pisses me off.
>
> And screw any doctor that tries to use half-life as a propaganda tool to cast a negative spin on the use of a valuable drug that he can't relate to personally.
>
>
> - Scott

Scott...once again, I couldn't agree with you more! Fentanyl is on the WHO list of essential drugs, and it's inhumane and very short-sighted to try to drastically limit it, and outright stupid to think of banning it.

I say that because fentanyl is such a misunderstood drug. It is not some instant death inducing drug, IF it is used correctly. There is nothing wrong in public health measures to educate and explain safe use of the drug. Hell, you can find a lot just looking up a drug on rxlist.com, or google, pub med, and google scholar (I am by no means saying that IS an answer..) Let family doctors prescribe methadone and suboxone, freely. For the addiction doctors, have them hand out prescription heroin, prescription fentanyl (in safe doses), prescription cocaine, and have treatment and maintenance plans worked out.

But, for people in pain, opioids are much safer than toxic NSAIDS, Cox inhibitors, which put people at very high risk for stroke and heart attack, as well as kidney failure. Canada pulled all Cox inhibitors from the market years ago. Their effectiveness is still widely debated.

And, I am just brainstorming. I would hope public health officials, scientists, researchers can do much, much better.

Jay


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