#1 New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Roo01-11-2013, 12:22 AM
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Published: January 10, 2013
Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Under the new city policy, most public hospital patients will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. Long-acting painkillers, including OxyContin, a familiar remedy for chronic backache and arthritis, as well as Fentanyl patches and methadone, will not be dispensed at all. And lost, stolen or destroyed prescriptions will not be refilled.
City officials said the policy was aimed at reducing the growing dependency on painkillers and preventing excess amounts of drugs from being taken out of medicine chests and sold on the street or abused by teenagers and others who want to get high.
“Abuse of prescription painkillers in our city has increased alarmingly,” Mr. Bloomberg said in announcing the new policy at Elmhurst Hospital Center, a public hospital in Queens. Over 250,000 New Yorkers over age 12 are abusing prescription painkillers, he said, leading to rising hospital admissions for overdoses and deaths, Medicare fraud by doctors who write false prescriptions and violent crime like “holdups at neighborhood pharmacies.”
A mayor telling hospitals what medicines to prescribe? I don't know, maybe they do over prescribe but when did Bloomburg go to Medical school? I thought he was a dietician and gun crime specialist?
01-11-2013, 12:54 AM
A three day supply would not do you much good if you were in a bad accident and it takes two weeks to get into your regular doctor for a visit.
Those appointment times will be worse when Obamacare kicks in full blast and we have shortage of doctors.
The emergency room doctors have the same tools that other doctors have to know if someone is there just seeking medication. The DEA report is a good place to start.
#5 New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Roo
01-11-2013, 02:48 AM
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
New York is the beta testing program for Obamas "America 2.0"
And when 44 launches it on us he'll hold up what Doomberg has done as a "shining example of what I want all of America to be".
Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
01-11-2013, 10:53 AM
When I had my gall bladder removed in 1992, I was in the hospital one night and went home in the morning. They gave me a prescription for 10 Tylenol 3s, and I had an appointment to see my surgeon 3 days after the surgery. If I had still been feeling pain at that appointment, my surgeon would have written me a scrip for more. I felt great at that appointment, better than I had felt in years.
I laugh now because my dentist is far more generous with what she calls "candy". She usually gives me 20 when she does a root canal.
Bloomberg assumes that the people are getting their fixes through legal prescriptions.
01-11-2013, 01:01 PM
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
1. It is against the law and a public caning offense to not flush the toilet after using it. Again, that’s common sense, but in Singapore you might be getting a large fine for that, too, as the police officers randomly check on public checkrooms.
2. You Litter You Pay-Big Time. A litter law dating from 1968 is the country’s way of keeping clean. Disregard the law, drop trash on the ground in this Southeast Asian city, and you’ll pay $1,000. On top of that you’ll also be forced to do community forced labor. And if you do it three times, you’ll have to wear a “I am a litter lout” sign. Along the same lines, it looks like Singapore has a law saying that relieving yourself in an elevator is particularly forbidden.
3. Chewing gum sales forbidden. if you had some garlic and on your way to a meeting or a date, you may be out of luck if you plan on having some chewing gum to get rid of the scent. Apparently Singapore prohibited the sale of gum after authorities have noticed a prolific amount of chewed gum being stuck in subway stations and on cars. As weird as it may sound, Singapore allows you to actually chew gum. Just make sure you stick it at the trash can, otherwise great fines apply.
4. Don’t walk around your house naked. In Singapore, pornography is illegal, and anything to do with it may result in imprisonment or hefty fines. Along the same lines, the country thinks that nudity has to do with pornography, too, so better watch out carefully when you dress for bed — someone might see you. Also, make sure you don’t hand anyone a Playboy magazine. It’s the same.
5. No hugging without permission. Haven’t seen your loved one for a long time, just make sure you’re not over affectionate when you guys meet in a public space as you could be charged for outraging modesty and end up in jail. If lucky it’s juts a fine.
6. No poking adverse comments at religion. If you’re not really into God or you have your own deity to believe in, keep it to yourself as in Singapore it’s a highly serious matter and you can be cited for sedition.
7. Crooks go to jail. Of course they do, it’s common sense, but here’s something weird to think of. Apparently, if you’re introducing a stranger as your good friend, speak well of him and it proves to be false, you’ll be convicted for abetment. Watch out who you endorse as you can’t fool these guys!
8. Connecting on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots means hacking. Need just “some” Internet to read mail or reserve some train tickets? Better go to an Internet cafe shop rather than logging in on an unsecured network. In Singapore it’s called hacking and you could end up in jail, or if lucky you’ll be paying a pretty huge fine.While you were hanging yourself , on someone else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun
#8 Bloomberg Slaps Down Criticism of Painkiller Restriction Plan01-11-2013, 02:44 PM
Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials unveiled a new initiative to limit supplies of prescription painkillers in the city’s emergency rooms as a way to combat what they described as a growing addiction problem in the region. Some critics, as documented by The New York Times, however, felt the move would unnecessarily hurt poor and uninsured patients who use emergency rooms as their primary care doctor. Needless to say, Mr. Bloomberg was not swayed by this line of argument.
“The city hospitals we control, so…we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, ‘Oh then maybe there won’t be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor,’” the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there’s nothing perfect….There’s nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isn’t going to suffer and it’s always the same group [claiming], ‘Everybody is heartless.’ Come on, this is a very big problem.”
In the same interview, Mr. Bloomberg stressed the initiative’s simple rationale is to prevent extra pills from piling up in the cabinets of New Yorkers who no longer need them, where they can pose a health risk if they’re abused.
01-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Can you just imagine what we would do with out all these wonderful Libs who know whats best for us.
01-11-2013, 05:59 PM
|« Previous Thread | Next Thread »|