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2012-06-19 08:40:10 PM  
Dude? Wait. Wha... ***CARRIER LOST***
 
2012-06-19 08:58:22 PM  
www.clarksvillearchamber.com

Yeah, it was an accident.
 
2012-06-19 08:59:14 PM  
FTFH: If you picked "prescription painkillers" as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. step forward and collect your price

What price? Vincent Price? Fisher-Price?
 
2012-06-19 09:04:22 PM  
Accident? Sure it was.
 
2012-06-19 09:05:16 PM  
Recent deaths... Dana Plato.... quick GIS shows she died May 8, 1999.

Bit of a stretch to call that recent?
 
2012-06-19 09:05:36 PM  
I don't want the government touching my medicaid.
 
2012-06-19 09:06:17 PM  
At the rate things are going the leading cause of death will be the cops.
 
2012-06-19 09:06:20 PM  
I remember a couple years ago this douchebag at my school was saying it was bullshiat that people could get medical marijauna so easily, like his brother who he admitted had "some injuries from fighting in Iraq", which I guess he didn't think merited a pot prescription. Because I am also a douchebag, I interjected on this convo I was eavesdropping on and pointed out that pot was a lot safer than the painkillers that he would get otherwise. He didn't have a comeback. God that guy was a douchebag.
 
2012-06-19 09:06:36 PM  
This goes a long way in explaining why marijuana is illegal.
 
2012-06-19 09:09:32 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: At the rate things are going the leading cause of death will be the cops.


www.myfacewhen.net
 
2012-06-19 09:11:15 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.clarksvillearchamber.com image 300x200]

Yeah, it was an accident.


www.thirdoptionmen.org
 
2012-06-19 09:11:20 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFH: If you picked "prescription painkillers" as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. step forward and collect your price

What price? Vincent Price? Fisher-Price?


Boobie price
 
2012-06-19 09:11:52 PM  
what's accidental about shoving a handful of pills in your mouth?
 
2012-06-19 09:13:49 PM  
People believe they cannot tolerate moderate pain, and deserve narcotic pain killers for the rest of their lives bc they hurt their back 25 years ago. News at 11.
 
2012-06-19 09:14:33 PM  
When are we going to wise up and ban doctors?

No other country has yet, we could be at the forefront of civilized society for once.
 
2012-06-19 09:16:05 PM  
Not marijuana?!

I bet that's #2 on the list.
 
2012-06-19 09:16:30 PM  
Opiates are a pretty farked up drug. I think they should make everyone who gets an opiate script watch someone going through withdrawals. They might feel really good to abuse, but you sure shiat don't want to make a habit out of those things.

/pot ftw
 
2012-06-19 09:16:31 PM  
Really! And here I thought that preventable trauma was the leading cause of Accidental death in the US.

/these articles make me facepalm
 
2012-06-19 09:17:49 PM  
Can't afford your medication? Astra Zeneca can help.
 
2012-06-19 09:18:01 PM  
Why aren't we fighting a war on prescriptions?
 
2012-06-19 09:18:08 PM  
And yet Rush Limbaugh is still sucking air...

/luck is truly fickle
 
2012-06-19 09:18:28 PM  

Hypothetical Imperative: Can't afford your medication? Astra Zeneca can help.


Gotta keep em addicted!
 
2012-06-19 09:19:44 PM  
How is that it's 2012 and we haven't invented a pain-killer that isn't an opiate or gets a person high/addicted . We have cracked the human genome, you'd think it'd be possible.
 
2012-06-19 09:20:02 PM  
Bow down and worship the God of Pain.
 
2012-06-19 09:22:01 PM  
Two things: medical community created a pain relief plan as one of its primary "customer service" issues

And

Doctors who don't tell patients "too farkin bad...there is no excuse for being on narcotics for more than 5-7 days. Ever. Take an aleve and suck it up."
 
2012-06-19 09:22:12 PM  

ordinarysteve: How is that it's 2012 and we haven't invented a pain-killer that isn't an opiate or gets a person high/addicted . We have cracked the human genome, you'd think it'd be possible.


Just not feeling can in of itself be addicting
 
2012-06-19 09:22:30 PM  
kellyclan: When are we going to wise up and ban doctors?

No other country has yet, we could be at the forefront of civilized society for once.


We totally should! There are plenty of chiropractors, naturopaths, and folk healers/witch doctors ready to cure your ails for a price!

/that's not a joke, sadly.
//there is a huge movement right now among these "providers" to gain the same prescribing and treatment privileges as MDs and DOs.
 
2012-06-19 09:25:10 PM  
You think that's bad? Look at where the CDC puts "iatrogenic disease" on the list of leading causes of death.

Link
 
2012-06-19 09:25:30 PM  
And the best part is that they are able to convince people that it's not intentional.

ordinarysteve: How is that it's 2012 and we haven't invented a pain-killer that isn't an opiate or gets a person high/addicted . We have cracked the human genome, you'd think it'd be possible.


You clearly don't understand the pharmaceutical industry.
 
2012-06-19 09:26:04 PM  
And yet, the leading cause of all deaths still is, and will always be, life.
 
2012-06-19 09:26:53 PM  
With people driving less in far safer cars... ones signed to save your ass even if you don't wear a seatbelt, something had to overtake traffic fatalities. We have no culture built up around recreational pill use the way we do with alcohol. We have enough problems with booze after millennia of drinking, but pills are hyper concentrated with just one designed to dramatically affect your body at a time.

People slip up, take the wrong combo in a fit of self-medication when no one's home, and bam that's all she wrote.
 
2012-06-19 09:29:47 PM  
Never underestimate the determination of a doctor shopping drug seeker.

/and they are often not the people you would suspect.
//thank you state narcotic bureau data bases
 
2012-06-19 09:29:58 PM  
What a collected 'Pryce' looks like.
4.bp.blogspot.com
/Yeah, it's a homonym. Best I could do.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:19 PM  
Some people take painkillers for everything. i pride myself on taking as few as possible, although due to have an extremely painful inflamed rib cartiledge, I've had a couple ibuprofen today. It's only the third time this decade I've been in enough pain to take pills.I had to go out and buy this stuff,because i do not keep painkillers.The first bottle I got was 400 mg/pill but you can only take 3 a day. I then went and got a 200mg/pill because I'd rather use the lowest does possible, and this gives me the options of spreading the pills out in lower doses once the earlier one wears off. I've been resting since noon, so I doubt I'll need more unless if when i sleep laying down becomes overly painful.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:41 PM  
shiat, pop me a couple tylenol 3 and a couple of beers and I'll be ready to rock and roll all night.

without the prolonged pain from that car wreck I should add.

I should go get a script but I'd blow them all having fun.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:45 PM  

untaken_name: You think that's bad? Look at where the CDC puts "iatrogenic disease" on the list of leading causes of death.

Link


Why do you think they call it "practicing medicine"? We're just making it up as we go, same as everyone else. 'Cept mathematicians.
 
2012-06-19 09:32:12 PM  
I don't like the fact that any time I've needed painkillers no doctor's will Rx them. So I have to lay there 3 days after surgery on Motrins all because a bunch of idiots abused the opiates.
 
2012-06-19 09:32:23 PM  
People need to man up and quit being such babies when it comes to pain tolerance. I have tried oxy or whatever a couple times and don't understand whats so great about them, might as well get high on some benedryl.

/ODB died?
 
2012-06-19 09:33:37 PM  

Omahawg: shiat, pop me a couple tylenol 3 and a couple of beers and I'll be ready to rock and roll all night.

without the prolonged pain from that car wreck I should add.

I should go get a script but I'd blow them all having fun.


That seems like a recipe for a horrible hangover to me. All the acetaminophen in tylenol 3 + the codeine + booze = bad liver nofun time. It would be fun at the time though.
 
2012-06-19 09:34:25 PM  

killiemary: I don't like the fact that any time I've needed painkillers no doctor's will Rx them. So I have to lay there 3 days after surgery on Motrins all because a bunch of idiots abused the opiates.


killiemary: I don't like the fact that any time I've needed painkillers no doctor's will Rx them. So I have to lay there 3 days after surgery on Motrins all because a bunch of idiots abused the opiates.


So MDs are under-prescribing narcs, is that what you're saying?
 
2012-06-19 09:34:27 PM  

octopied: I had to go out and buy this stuff,because i do not keep painkillers.


Referring to Advil as a "painkiller" is a bit much. Our ancestors had willow bark to chew on, NSAID's have been around for awhile. Tolerating pain doesn't make you noble or manly, it just makes you feel pain. I'd equate it to struggling to see instead of getting glasses.
 
2012-06-19 09:34:49 PM  

roddack: ordinarysteve: How is that it's 2012 and we haven't invented a pain-killer that isn't an opiate or gets a person high/addicted . We have cracked the human genome, you'd think it'd be possible.

Just not feeling can in of itself be addicting


It's not the addicting part that's the real problem IMO, it's the whole opiates/current pain-killers causing increasing dependence, with decreasing effectiveness, which leads to stronger pain-killers, overdose, or an otherwise poor quality of life.
/I live in an area with a real pill problem

JonnyG: And the best part is that they are able to convince people that it's not intentional.

ordinarysteve: How is that it's 2012 and we haven't invented a pain-killer that isn't an opiate or gets a person high/addicted . We have cracked the human genome, you'd think it'd be possible.

You clearly don't understand the pharmaceutical industry.


Profit alone can't explain it. There's lots of independent researchers out there who would have a huge scientific legacy with it's discovery. Not that I'd be overly surprised to find out Big Pharm was suppressing it, but that seems less likely.
 
2012-06-19 09:36:30 PM  
Gasp...surely there's no reason these chemicals require a legitimate doctor's supervision to use safely! You mean they're not for recreation?!
 
2012-06-19 09:37:46 PM  
Number of overdose deaths caused by marijuana in it's over 3,500 years of recorded use:

ZERO
 
2012-06-19 09:38:07 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: Omahawg: shiat, pop me a couple tylenol 3 and a couple of beers and I'll be ready to rock and roll all night.

without the prolonged pain from that car wreck I should add.

I should go get a script but I'd blow them all having fun.

That seems like a recipe for a horrible hangover to me. All the acetaminophen in tylenol 3 + the codeine + booze = bad liver nofun time. It would be fun at the time though.


that's why I won't take tylenol for headaches. gotta save the old liver for the good stuff. good liver. good good liver.
 
2012-06-19 09:39:23 PM  
Addicted?
We got a cot in the basement for you.
Handcuff them to it and give them some OJ and a cracker.

When they stop shaking, we'll think about letting them go.

Junkies need a kick in the balls.
 
2012-06-19 09:40:24 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFH: If you picked "prescription painkillers" as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. step forward and collect your price

What price? Vincent Price? Fisher-Price?


Maybe this is ironic, but just the other day I dropped some Oxycontin, put on "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" & made my own soundtrack with a Fisher-Price xylophone.

Then I got really itchy & remorseful.
 
2012-06-19 09:42:52 PM  

Farty McPooPants: And yet, the leading cause of all deaths still is, and will always be, life.


expect those stats to rise in america as more Boomers retire daily for many years to come. they're all going to die, and there is going to be a terrible excess of old houses, doilies and used 4 door hardtops.
 
2012-06-19 09:42:52 PM  
radarlove: Number of overdose deaths caused by marijuana in it's over 3,500 years of recorded use:

ZERO


The only flaw in that statement is that Marijuana is, as documented in studies, HORRIBLE as a primary pain control agent in somatic pain, which is the majority of the causes for the use of pharmacological agents in pain control.

The more you eat the more you fart: Two things: medical community created a pain relief plan as one of its primary "customer service" issues

And

Doctors who don't tell patients "too farkin bad...there is no excuse for being on narcotics for more than 5-7 days. Ever. Take an aleve and suck it up."


If this is not Sarcasm/a Poe, you have officially lost your right to comment in this thread. That's overwhelming stupidity right there. And it's excelence in the field, even for FARK.

JonnyG:
You clearly don't understand the pharmaceutical industry.

Oh. This'll be good. Please, tell us more about the Pharmaceutical industry, and their nefarious and far-reaching conspiracies.
 
2012-06-19 09:45:10 PM  
i09

I WILL NOT CLICKEY!!
 
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