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(The Eagle Tribune)   Driving under the influence of ibuprofen is now a crime in New Hampshire   (eagletribune.com) divider line 91
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2013-01-13 09:25:43 AM  
If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it.
 
2013-01-13 11:03:21 AM  
If you're so square and stupid enough to tell a cop you took ibuprofen, you deserve the pop.
 
2013-01-13 11:58:47 AM  
Is " ibuprofen " a new Apple product?

I'm off to stand in line . . . .
 
2013-01-13 12:08:34 PM  
Well, to be fair, ibuprofen often causes unexpected stomach bleeding, and this blood loss can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea and/or death, all of which might potentially impair one's ability to drive.


/Safe and effective
 
2013-01-13 01:16:42 PM  
Guess which state has found a new means of generating revenue?
 
2013-01-13 01:46:48 PM  
No it is not.
 
2013-01-13 01:47:15 PM  

Indolent: Guess which state has found a new means of generating revenue?


As long as this means I don't have to start paying a state income tax, I'm all for it. And if someone causes an accident because they're impaired, it doesn't really matter if it was weed, beer, or cold medicine that caused it.
 
2013-01-13 01:47:52 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Is " ibuprofen " a new Apple product?

I'm off to stand in line . . . .


No, that would be iBuprofen. Apple invented and has tradmarked the letter "I" and "i". They'll sue your ass if you use them without permission.
 
2013-01-13 01:47:56 PM  
If youre taking enough of anything to be loopy behind the wheel, yea, I hope you get a DUI.
 
2013-01-13 01:48:55 PM  
Kind of a stupid headline.
 
2013-01-13 01:49:06 PM  
New Hampshire. It's the "Live free or you die" state.
 
2013-01-13 01:51:03 PM  
Psssst! Wanna buy some Advil, man? Just got a fresh shipment in from Walgreen's!
 
2013-01-13 01:53:17 PM  
Man, if you can't pass a field sobriety test, you shouldn't be driving anyways.
 
pla
2013-01-13 01:54:13 PM  
Amos Quito : Well, to be fair, ibuprofen often causes unexpected stomach bleeding

Erm, no. No, it does not.

It causes entirely predictable stomach bleeding after taking high doses of it for a long time. As in months or years.

Popping a pair of Advil every few weeks won't cause GI bleeds. And you'll notice the killer "heartburn" long before you start getting woozy from blood loss.
 
2013-01-13 01:54:23 PM  
"We still need articulable suspicion for a stop," Caron said. "We need probable cause and evidence of some influence."

Roadblocks don't exist in NH?

/still don't know how the SCOTUS ruled they aren't a violation of the 4th
 
2013-01-13 02:00:18 PM  
Subby is a troll.

And I'm okay with this. Not subby being a troll... that you can get popped for driving while impaired no matter what's doing the impairing.

We clear?
 
2013-01-13 02:01:14 PM  
Whatever, tools. I don't care what anyone thinks, I drive better after I have a couple Advil.
 
2013-01-13 02:01:33 PM  
Reasonable suspicion: driving erratically, weaving, driving slower than prevailing traffic, signaling turns with excessive lead-time, braking suddenly or frequently, failure to maintain a constant speed . . .

No chance for abuse there.
 
2013-01-13 02:01:49 PM  

pla: And you'll notice the killer "heartburn" long before you start getting woozy from blood loss.


It can be painless as well.
 
2013-01-13 02:02:44 PM  
This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.
 
2013-01-13 02:06:41 PM  
Note to self, never return to NH since I take 400 mg of that stuff just so I can sleep through the night...

Stupid spine... why won't you get better...
 
2013-01-13 02:07:39 PM  
No more Flintstone vitamins for me.
 
2013-01-13 02:07:56 PM  
"Even if you pass a sobriety test," Stevens said, "if your eyes look red and you say you have a cold and you took NyQuil or Sudafed, you can be arrested for that."

If I visit someone who has cats and don't take my Claritin-D (which contains pseudoephedrine) I am not safe to drive at all. What with the barely being able to open my eyes due to itchiness. The law needs to be written more carefully than that.
 
2013-01-13 02:09:01 PM  
Is this some ploy to rape old people of their money and freedom?
 
GBB
2013-01-13 02:09:28 PM  

Nickninja: "Even if you pass a sobriety test," Stevens said, "if your eyes look red and you say you have a cold and you took NyQuil or Sudafed, you can be arrested for that."

If I visit someone who has cats and don't take my Claritin-D (which contains pseudoephedrine) I am not safe to drive at all. What with the barely being able to open my eyes due to itchiness. The law needs to be written more carefully than that.


"Not so, police officials say."
 
2013-01-13 02:10:15 PM  
Sudafed makes me pretty loopy. If I haven't taken it in awhile I feel borderline tipsy/drunk after taking it.

/kinda fun, actually
 
GBB
2013-01-13 02:10:44 PM  

St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it.

that ain't ibuprofen.
 
2013-01-13 02:11:48 PM  
FTA: "We still need articulable suspicion for a stop," Caron said, as he stifled a laugh. "We need probable cause and evidence of some influence. Bwahahaha, sorry, I can't say that any more with a straight face. But seriously, we'll arrest your ass for any reason or no reason at all."

Fixed that.
 
2013-01-13 02:15:39 PM  
I'm pretty sure if you know, or should know, that if you're really impaired by a case of the flu or something, that you come under this too. In which case ibuprofen would probably make you less impaired with pain and fever.
 
2013-01-13 02:15:58 PM  
What happened to "Live Free or Die"?
 
2013-01-13 02:16:00 PM  
We 'eard you like to travel freely. Shame if something would 'appen to it...
 
2013-01-13 02:17:34 PM  
Let's arrest the donut eating pig for driving on a sugar high with lack of sleep.
 
2013-01-13 02:19:01 PM  
Blah..... judge the behavior not the cause. If your car slams into mine I really don't care if you were drunk, high, buzzed, careless, intentional, or sleep-deprived I just want my damages paid for.
 
2013-01-13 02:23:13 PM  

GBB: St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it. that ain't ibuprofen.


Dunno. Maybe if you smoke it?
 
2013-01-13 02:24:57 PM  

GBB: St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it. that ain't ibuprofen.


Three 200mg ibuprofen tabs and one of these helps the pain go away.
s7.postimage.org
 
2013-01-13 02:27:04 PM  

ReapTheChaos: This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.


If your ability to drive is impaired by tiredness, illness, or injury, you are in fact impaired. You're endangering other people. You deserve the charge because you've broken the law.
 
2013-01-13 02:27:49 PM  

ReapTheChaos:
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.


To be honest, I'm pretty much impaired when I have a migraine. Migraines affect my vision and speech and make me way too sensitive to light and noise. Oh, and then I have to deal with headache pain and acute nausea, too.

No, I won't drive with a migraine. Too dangerous.
 
2013-01-13 02:32:28 PM  

Lord Farkwad: GBB: St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it. that ain't ibuprofen.

Three 200mg ibuprofen tabs and one of these helps the pain go away.
[s7.postimage.org image 640x458]


Dude, I Iike would totally want some of those. Then I'd have to get a ride home so I'd not take out someone's car with my skateboard.

/I need the sleep
//some anti-emetics, too, if I got some
///purty puhlease?
 
2013-01-13 02:32:57 PM  
Kind of a stupid law. I have serious spring/summer allergies. I need to take antihistamine, steroid and eye drops otherwise it's tear my own eyes out.

If I don't I'll be a wet mess. Eyes red and watering, nose running, etc. Yes, nature is pretty toxic to me.
 
2013-01-13 02:41:09 PM  

GBB: Nickninja: "Even if you pass a sobriety test," Stevens said, "if your eyes look red and you say you have a cold and you took NyQuil or Sudafed, you can be arrested for that."

If I visit someone who has cats and don't take my Claritin-D (which contains pseudoephedrine) I am not safe to drive at all. What with the barely being able to open my eyes due to itchiness. The law needs to be written more carefully than that.

"Not so, police officials say."


Hey, this is Fark, you're not supposed to be actually reading the articles, just make claims that fit your preconceived notion of how think the world operates.
 
2013-01-13 02:45:07 PM  
UK law makes the offence to 'drive whilst unfit through drink or drugs'. That makes no distinction between illegal, prescription, self-medicated or any other option of drugs.

The oddity being that if you are prescribed (say) anti-psychotics that keep you stable, you are OK to drive with them. If you decide not to take your meds you go crazy but as it's the lack of drugs, no offence - carry on.
 
2013-01-13 02:47:22 PM  

Bored Horde: ReapTheChaos: This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.

If your ability to drive is impaired by tiredness, illness, or injury, you are in fact impaired. You're endangering other people. You deserve the charge because you've broken the law.


So you've never driven to work with a hangover, cold, flu or after not getting enough sleep the night before? Right...

My point is, we're heading down a slippery slope if we start categorizing this sort of thing under driving while impaired. I'm fine with some moron who drank two bottles of cough syrup to get high, but by going after your average person using the medication as directed we will be putting a huge group of people into that category.
 
2013-01-13 02:47:34 PM  
Subby just gave me a headache.
 
2013-01-13 02:49:34 PM  

pla: Amos Quito : Well, to be fair, ibuprofen often causes unexpected stomach bleeding

Erm, no. No, it does not.

It causes entirely predictable stomach bleeding after taking high doses of it for a long time. As in months or years.



You should have read my link:

"Results of a small, retrospective analysis published today in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology show that significant GI bleeding can be observed as early as three days after starting an ibuprofen regimen in otherwise healthy people--giving credence to the belief that high doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), no matter the safety profile, are likely to cause gastrointestinal bleeding that can be harmful to the digestive system."


My comment was intended to be a joke on New Hampshire's latest knee-jerk anti-drug spasms.

The stomach bleeds from NSAIDS, however, are no joke. The cause an astounding number of deaths and injuries every year.
 
2013-01-13 02:50:30 PM  

SwiftFox: I'm pretty sure if you know, or should know, that if you're really impaired by a case of the flu or something, that you come under this too. In which case ibuprofen would probably make you less impaired with pain and fever.


There's the next step:  driving while impaired by illness.  Should lead to some interesting conflicts with disability laws.
 
2013-01-13 02:54:54 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Bored Horde: ReapTheChaos: This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.

If your ability to drive is impaired by tiredness, illness, or injury, you are in fact impaired. You're endangering other people. You deserve the charge because you've broken the law.

So you've never driven to work with a hangover, cold, flu or after not getting enough sleep the night before? Right...

My point is, we're heading down a slippery slope if we start categorizing this sort of thing under driving while impaired. I'm fine with some moron who drank two bottles of cough syrup to get high, but by going after your average person using the medication as directed we will be putting a huge group of people into that category.


If you fail the road-side impairment test, you shouldn't be driving. Simple as that.
 
2013-01-13 02:55:35 PM  
How many suckers are they gonna catch at the checkpoint with this?
 
2013-01-13 03:00:55 PM  
Example of an unimpaired driver.

ts2.mm.bing.net


What that same driver might look like on ibuprofen.

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-13 03:19:30 PM  
I always drive better after smoking a bowl of Advil.
 
2013-01-13 03:20:31 PM  
"Isn't spinach a natural substance?" Stevens asked.

I am what Iyam, and what Iyam is impaired. A-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga.
 
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